Copper and turquoise - what a glorious color combination for jewelry! And these TURQUOISE SPRING earrings provide those colors perfectly. Created with handmade, one of a kind (OOAK) copper daisy diamonds, turquoise magnesite daggers and copper findings, they are long and dangly and fun! The TURQUOISE SPRING earrings were carefully handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
The copper daisy diamonds are the stars of the earrings - a beautiful floral design with rich colors and texture! Each flower diamond was individually handmade from start to finish by the very talented Kristi (of KristiBowmanDesign on ArtFire and Etsy). Working with copper clay, Kristi formed the diamond shape and the carefully pressed a daisy mold into the clay to imprint the design. The pieces were then kiln-fired. Because of the high heat in the kiln, the clay burns off leaving a solid copper piece. Each piece is then "torched" with a butane torch to bring out the amazing colors of the copper - you never know what colors will appear with each torching. The pieces are then lightly sealed so the colors will stay brilliant for many years. Since each piece is individually handmade, there are always variations in the pieces - one of the things I LOVE about handmade! And, as you can see in the various photos, the gorgeous hues of the copper changes depending on the angle of the light.
Hanging from the copper daisy diamonds are beautiful sky blue turquoise magnesite daggers. The turquoise magnesite I chose to use in these earrings have a slight amount of dark brown matrix in them, perfect with the copper! They were wire-wrapped to the daisy diamonds with copper wire. A faceted copper bead was placed in the wire-wrapping to add more texture and interest to the earrings. In interest of full disclosure, I do want to point out that turquoise magnesite is NOT real turquoise. Magnesite is a beautiful stone that is normally whitish in color. Since the gemstone takes a dye easily, it is often dyed many colors, turquoise being the favorite color.
To finish these fabulously fun earrings, the copper daisies were connected to sterling silver earwires. I added a copper bead accent to each earwire to tie the two metals together.
Magnesite is said to help turn dreams into realities; it instills peace during meditation. Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize the barriers which are in the path of personal development.
Here is the important information for TURQUOISE SPRING:
Copper daisy diamonds: app. 20mm x 20mm x 1.5mm
Turquoise magnesite daggers: app. 25mm x 8mm x 10mm
Metal: copper and sterling silver
Faceted copper bead: 4mm
Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
Length: app. 2.75"/6.9 cm
TURQUOISE SPRING is a fun, flirty pair of earrings. I would mostly wear them with casual clothes (because that's what I normally like to wear!) but would not be adverse to wearing them with dress up attire!
***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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