Swarovski Pearls Handmade Snowman Earrings Peridot Crystals Christmas
These fun handmade snowman earrings are not just for the Christmas holidays - they don't need to be put up when the Christmas tree is taken down but can be worn well into the short days of winter. Named SNOWMEN IN PERIDOT, these handsome gentlemen were created with glowing white Swarovski crystal pearls, silver plated roundelles with embedded "peridot" green Swarovski crystals, faceted black Swarovski crystal rondelles and bicones, and sterling silver. The earrings exude a lovely, subtle charm and can be worn to the office, with your party clothes or when you just want to kick back in casual clothes. Looking like they are all dressed up for a Christmas party themselves, the SNOWMEN IN PERIDOT earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
+ Large white Swarovski pearls: 8 mm
+ Small white Swarovski pearls: 6 mm
+ Silver plated Swarovski crystal roundelles: app. 6 mm; "peridot" green crystals
+ Swarovski crystals for hat: 6 mm faceted rondelles and 4 mm faceted bicones
+ Metal: sterling silver and silver-plated brass
+ Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
+ Length: app. 1.5" / 3.8 cm from top curve of the earwires
Two different sizes of Swarovski crystal pearls make up the body of the snowmen, 8 mm for the body and 6 mm for the head. And, boy, do they ever glow! If you look at the photos above, you can see my silhouette as I took the pictures. Swarovski crystal "pearls" are man-made, but unlike many synthetic pearls that use a plastic core, Swarovski pearls have a lead crystal core. Mimicking the weight of real pearls, this crystal core also allows the pearls to warm to the skin as real pearls are known for. Consisting of multiple layers of luminous pearlescence (crushed pearls) that gives the look and feel of famous South sea pearls - at a fraction of the price.
Giving a sparkly, whimsical look to the SNOWMEN IN PERIDOT earrings, I added silver plated brass roundelles between the head and the body. Faceted "peridot" Swarovski crystals were set in the roundelles, adding much holiday cheer in a lighter green than the "normal" Christmas green. They sparkle, sparkle, sparkle - I just wish the photos captured that.
All well dressed snowmen need to wear a hat! The hats of the SNOWMEN IN PERIDOT were created with "jet" Swarovski crystals, a deep black color. To make the brim of the hat, faceted crystal rondelles were used. A 4 mm faceted "bicone makes up the crown. These crystals add even more sparkly goodness to the earrings!
The body of the snowmen earrings were strung on sterling silver head pins. The top end was carefully wire wrapped into a loop. The loop was then connected to sterling silver French hook earwires for a perfect finish to the SNOWMEN IN PERIDOT earrings.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the SNOWMEN IN PERIDOT earrings, please be sure to check out photo #7 for a size comparison with a dime.
Even though manmade, crystal (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 SNOWMEN IN PERIDOT 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 show 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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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!