Copper Turquoise Earrings Artsy Czech Glass Square Beads Wire Spirals
These dangly handmade earrings are an eye-catching combination of warm copper and aqua colors, with artsy turquoise metallic-splash Czech glass tiles, shiny copper pillow beads, and hand-fashioned wire spirals. The Czech glass tile beads are the standouts here, their decorative painterly splatter of copper giving them a rich, shiny look. Their turquoise color really straddles blue and green, and can look slightly bluer in indirect light and a bit more green in direct bright light. They are about 3/8 of an inch square, so not large; nonetheless, they make quite a pretty presence!
The shiny copper pillow beads, square metal hollows with puffed centers and a pinched effect around the edges, are perfect complements to the Czech tiles. They remind me of Andy Warhol's floating pillows here, probably because the copper splatter on the Czech beads reminds me of Jackson Pollock. :) Turquoise (reconstituted) rondelle spacers are also used in these earrings, along with copper rounds (3mm), and there is a hand-fashioned wire spiral at the base of each dangle.
The earrings are designed with a bead stack on each dangle, in which a split pair of turquoise rondelles frames a single Czech tile surmounted by a copper pillow bead. The stack is bordered by small copper rounds, with the wire spiral finishing off each dangle at the bottom and a four-turn wire wrap finishing off the top. The wire used here is "natural" non-tarnish copper-colored wire, and its supporting spirals were carefully and gently hammered for strength.
The ear hooks are simple copper fish hooks and come with clear ear nuts (also known as ear stoppers or guards) for better security when the earrings are worn. Including the hooks, the length here is approximately 2 3/16 inches. My listing photos include a measurement illustation with a ruler and a penny for relative size comparison.
These earrings were such a pleasure to design and make, and are among my favorites thus far! I love ancient jewelry, and the copper, turquoise, and shape of the dangles reminds me of earrings from ages ago while also evoking more modern art elements. Fun and highly stylish, they come on earring cards and in an organza bag, all set for gifting to someone special, including yourself!
The spiral is an age-old symbol that has had great meaning in various cultures around the world. It is probably most notable in ancient Celtic art, where the figure of a single spiral is thought to represent the sun and the movement of a day. Usually, progression (such as a journey) and positive forward movement are associated with spirals. Other possible interpretations of spirals as symbols include growth, life sojourn, time and its passage, the journey beyond life, fertility, the sun, protection against evil, and infinity.
This is a metal close to us all, as it is an essential nutrient that can be found in the bloodstream. It has been mined and used for many purposes, including jewelry making, since ancient times. It has also been considered beneficial for healing since those times, and is an ingredient in many old-time traditional health remedies. Some people believe that copper can facilitate spiritual energy between people, similar to its ability to conduct heat and electricity. These are just a few of the outstanding features of this amazing substance.
Turquoise is a stone that has been valued greatly since antiquity. Considered sacred in some cultures and a bestower of good fortune, it reportedly transforms negative forces into the positive (thus detoxifying and purifying) and has many curative powers as well as protective ones.
First Item: $17.50
Additional Items: $4.00
First Item: $4.00
Additional Items: $1.00
Welcome to Pretty Gonzo! Your visit is valued! I love jewelry, and what I make is the type of jewelry I would wear myself or give as gifts to friends and relatives. Every piece, however simple, is a little statement about the person wearing it, and I always hope that my jewelry will bring happiness to the person destined to wear it.
CLIP-ON and PIERCED CONVERSION: If you wear clip-ons, I can convert any pair of earrings in my shop into clip-ons for you at no extra charge. Just ask! I can also convert any clip-ons to pierced wires.
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RHODE ISLANDERS, PLEASE NOTE: By law, I must append RI sales tax to the cost of your purchase and pass it on to "the governor."
United States: $3.50 first item; $1.00 each additional item
UK, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia: $14.50 first item; $3.00 each additional item. Any custom fees, taxes, or mailing surcharges are the buyer's responsibility. Those in the UK are advised to check into surcharges that might be charged by the Royal Mail.
If you live in a country not listed above and are interested in a pair of handmade earrings, please contact me.
United States: $4.00 first item; $1.00 each additional item
Ireland and Australia: $18.00 first item; $3.00 each additional item. Any custom fees, taxes, or mail surcharges are the buyer's responsibility.
Again, if you live in a country not listed above and are interested in a handmade bracelet, please contact me.
HANDMADE NECKLACES & WRAP BRACELET NECKLACES:
Right now, I am shipping necklaces and wrap bracelet/necklace combos to the U.S. only. Shipping price can vary. Please see the item listing for the exact shipping price and combined shipping info.
If you live elsewhere and are interested in a handmade necklace or wrap bracelet/necklace combo, please contact me.
Shipping is determined on an item by item basis. Most vintage ships to the United States only. If you live elsewhere, please contact me. I will be happy to help you as best as possible!
PAYPAL: If you use PayPal, I ship to your address as shown by PayPal.
Please make sure your address is current. :)
If you are purchasing a gift for someone and have used his or her address for shipping, please let me know at the time of ordering. I will be happy to include a complimentary notecard with your shipment, in which I will write whatever message you would like to send. Also, please make sure the recipient's address is current.
United States: Items are shipped First-Class USPS with Tracking.
Other Countries: Items are shipped USPS First-Class Mail International. Again, you are responsible for any customs fees, surcharges, and/or tariffs.
Earrings are shipped on earring cards in small plastic bags, wrapped in decorated paper or gift bag, and then wrapped for protection in transit. Bracelets and necklaces are shipped in a similar way (but minus the earring cards).
Most vintage items are shipped First-Class USPS with Tracking. The exception is vintage books, which ship Media Mail unless otherwise stated in the book's listing. Please note that Media Mail can take some time to reach you. I only select this form of shipping to offer you economical shipping with weightier books. If you prefer a faster form of shipping, simply contact me.
INSURANCE OPTION: If you would like postal insurance, please contact me. I will invoice you for the cost of insurance.
IN GENERAL: As someone who has made many online purchases, I know how nice it is to experience quick shipping from a seller. My goal is to ship your order promptly once I have received payment.
I want you to be happy with your purchase. Always feel free to contact me about an item before buying, as no question is too minor. I'm pleased to help!
Returns are accepted if you contact me within 5 days of receiving the item. Also, I must receive the item no later than 2 weeks after its delivery to you. If you have a situation where this timeframe poses a problem for you, please let me know before ordering. Also, I do allow extensions for holidays such as Christmas and Valentine's Day, as some people buy early.
You are responsible for shipping with tracking (U.S.). Items should be in their original condition with their original wrapping and packing materials. Any earring cards or gift bags should be included.
Refunds for Handmade Jewelry: I will refund for the purchase price minus shipping.
Refunds for Vintage Items: I will refund vintage items for the purchase price minus shipping.
Non-receipt: Tracking provides information on the item's progress to its destination, and I bring my shipments directly to the post office rather than using pick-up. I will do my best to help you if items go astray. Again, always make sure the shipping address you provide is current.
Damage: If an item arrives damaged, please contact me ASAP. I will repair/replace damaged handmade jewelry if you ship it back to me. Also, please see option for postal insurance above. I do pack items well to minimize any problem with damage.
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These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
This order was perfect in every way! I adore my new earrings . . . and am wearing them as I type this! Wish I could give a rating higher than a 10! Thank you, Mary!
This is gorgeous workmanship--unbelievably good value too! I'm thrilled with this set and have been wearing it nonstop. High quality and shipping came really fast. Even better than the photos! Highly recommended. I will be back for more Pretty Gonzo purchases soon!
These earrings were even more beautiful in person than I envisioned. The seller provides excellent communication from the time you order until the product is in your hands. Shipping was very quick and the earrings were wrapped beautifully with lovely note card. When you order from Pretty Gonzo, she makes you feel like you're receiving a gift from an old friend. I can't recommend this seller enough. Her jewelry is excellent quality, and her customer care is outstanding.