Handmade Southwest Lampwork Earrings Blue Coral Ivory Beaded Jewelry
If you have a love of the Desert Southwest, you will love these exquisite handmade lampwork earrings. The SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings definitely seem to speak the language of big sky country with their lovely colors of dark blue, old ivory and coral. Created with artisan made lampwork glass beads they also feature faceted coral colored Czech glass rondelles, twisted sterling silver oval links and sterling silver components. Fun and flirty, they are definitely eye catchers as they swing from your ears. Jewelry for the woman who appreciates one of a kind (OOAK) pieces, the SOUTHWEST DAZE beauties were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs in her studio overlooking miles of the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert.
Southwest inspired lampwork beads: app. 12 mm x 9 mm
Coral Czech glass rondelles: app. 4 mm x 3 mm
Twisted oval links: app. 16 mm x 9 mm; sterling silver
Metal: sterling silver
Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
Length: app. 2" / 5.1 cm from the top curve of the earwires
Charlotte of Covergirlbeads, a lampwork artist right here on ArtFire, individually handmade the amazing glass beads used in the SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings. They were created with the colors of ivory, dark sky blue and coral red. Look closely at the photos above, where the bands of colors meet. It looks quite a bit like fantastical landscapes here in the desert. Since they are individually made, you can see the lovely uniqueness of both. The finish of the lampwork beads is high gloss, catching and reflecting light as the earrings are worn. Sterling silver daisy spacers frame the top and bottom of the lampwork beads. A 2 mm sterling silver bead was also added to the bottom.
Faceted coral red Czech glass rondelles were added above each lampwork bead, adding a dash more of color to the SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings. Such a rich color they add, a captivating complement to highlight the coral band of the lampwork beads. Because the rondelles are faceted, they also add sparkle to the earrings. The ends of the glass beads have a light metallic Picasso finish. A 2 mm sterling silver bead was placed on top of each Czech bead.
To add almost hypnotizing movement to the SOUTHWEST DAZE earrings, I carefully wire wrapped the glass beads with sterling silver headpins onto sterling links. The links also add great texture to the overall design with their pointed oval shape (called a "horse eye") and twisted look. The links were attached to sterling silver French hook earwires for a perfect finish.
For a better understanding of the size of the SOUTHWEST DAZE lampwork earrings, please see photo #7 for a size comparison with a dime.
Even though it is man made, glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Silver is believed to be a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The SOUTHWEST DAZE lampwork glass and sterling silver earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***Please be aware that not all monitors exhibit colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.
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Quality items and customer satisfaction are very important to me. If you have questions or would like additional information on any item, please email me and I will do my best to answer any question.
I ship out next day - sometimes even same day!
My preferred way of payment is through PayPal or ProPay.
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I accept checks and money orders, but the item will not be shipped until the payment has cleared.
In the event of non-payment with no return communication, the transaction will be canceled and I will relist the jewelry.
REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES
I guarantee my work - my good name rests on quality workmanship. I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase. If you are not, please email me within 14 days of receiving your jewels to discuss a refund or exchange. If you decide to return the item for whatever reason, it must be returned with delivery confirmation. Once the item is received in its original condition, the full cost of the item will be refunded to you, via your Paypal account or through other means as discussed, minus the cost of shipping. Customer pays return shipping. If your piece is being lengthened, shortened, repaired, or exchanged, I will pay shipping back to you.
I love working with people to create that perfect one-of-a-kind piece that speaks to them. Please email me and I'll be glad to start the process. If you are interested in a piece of jewelry that has sold, I will do my best to make something similar (but not exactly since all of my designs are one-of-a-kind). I require a 50% non-refundable deposit of the agreed upon final price (excluding shipping) for custom orders. I will not begin a piece until the deposit is made.
All jewelry is carefully packaged in an organza drawstring pouch, making the purchase perfect for gift giving. If you would prefer a jewelry box, please let me know - I will be glad to use a box at no extra charge. The jewels are then wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a padded envelope or a cardboard box, depending on the size.
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All Domestic orders will be shipped USPS First Class mail within 24 hours of receiving payment, although I often ship same day, depending on when the order is received. Shipping also includes delivery confirmation at no extra charge. If the total amount is over $60.00, I will self-insure the package at no extra charge to you for peace of mind. When your jewels are shipped, I will email you to let you know they are on the way.
I will be happy to ship by USPS Priority Mail if you would like your purchase mailed that way. Please let me know in the notes to the seller at checkout. A new invoice for the difference in shipping will be sent to you.
***If you live within 15 miles of me, I will be glad to deliver your order. You will receive a refund of the shipping cost. Please email me and we can work out the specifics :)
INTERNATIONAL shipping costs vary country to country and are set by the USPS.
Please contact me for a shipping quote if your country is not listed in my shipping profile
Depending on the country, I can ship Priority Mail International - the average cost for a small flat rate box is approximately $36.00. This does include tracking. I can look up the exact price - please contact me if you are interested in your package being shipped by Priority Mail.
For INTERNATIONAL buyers:
Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the U.S. may be subject to VAT fees, import taxes, customs duties, etc. levied by the destination country ("Import Fees"). We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country. If you need to know what import or VAT taxes your country will charge you in advance of your purchase, please consult your Post Office or government tax office.
Just know that all charges related to customs duties and clearance are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please note that I declare the actual value for customs. Please do not ask me to declare your purchase as a gift as I could be held criminally liable for falsifying customs forms.
These earings are soo cute! And very well made. I'm thrilled with my purchase!! Thanks again!!
on Aug 23, 2015
Beautiful color. Nice and dainty looking. Love them!
Gorgeous as always and such a great shop owner to work with. I ordered these as a custom made and I just love them!
Another fabulous purchase from Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs! I simply LOVE everything I've ever bought from her studio and these latest black onyx earrings are no exception. Excellent customer service, super fast delivery, beautifully packaged and they look gorgeous on my ears! Thank you - highly recommend.
Absolutely gorgeous jewels! I love all my ShadowDogDesigns pieces and will wear them proudly for years! Catherine does a wonderful job: communications are excellent and transactions are a joy with her :) I'm sure I'll be back for more soon!