RESERVED. OTHERWORLDLY is so well named - these one of a kind (OOAK) gemstone earrings are handmade with some of the most amazing, shimmery purple and green charoite I have ever seen! And when paired with green Swarovski crystals and copper, they do look OTHERWORLDLY! These gemstone beaded beauties will quickly become a favorite pair of earrings as they sparkle and glitter on your ears with every little movement of the head. These OTHERWORLDLY earrings were carefully handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
Charoite is such a unique stone, sometimes mistaken for a manmade stone because of its unusual qualities. Charoite wasn't described definitively until 1978, although it might have been discovered in the 1940's. It is found only in one area of the world, near the Chary River in Russia. The Russian word "chary" means charm or magic - which certainly describes the stone! Because it is very dull when first pulled from the ground, virtually all charoite is heat treated to bring out is wondrous luster. In these OTHERWORLDLY earrings, bands of shimmering purple contrast beautifully with the other color of the stone, khaki green. The photos don't even begin to capture the true beauty of the stones, but you can get an inkling of the shimmering quality of the purple bands.
To complement the charoite, I decided to use, 6mm faceted Swarovski crystal bicones in a subtle "khaki" color. Shimmering purple bands and sparkling Swarovski crystals - what more could you want in a pair of earrings?!
To add even more warmth to the earrings, copper daisy spacers frame the top and bottom of the charoite rounds. Copper 2mm beads top the Swarovski crystals. Handmade (by me) copper headpins with a hand hammered loop at the end were used to wire-wrap the main body of the earrings to sterling silver earwires. A 3mm copper bead was added to each earwires to bring the metal together perfectly.
Charoite is believed to enhance the wearer's giving nature and opens the heart to help one "see" with love. The stone also helps change negative energy to positive. 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 the OTHERWORLDLY earrings:
Charoite rounds: app. 14mm
Swarovski crystals: 6mm "khaki" faceted bicones
Metal: copper and sterling silver
Earwires: French hooks; sterling silver
Length: app. 1.75"/4.4 cm from top of earwires
If you are looking for a unique, shimmering pair of earrings, these OTHERWORLDLY earrings are the pair for you! Because the colors are on the subtle side, they will work with many colors in your wardrobe. Once you see the shimmer of the charoite, you will be mesmerized and will want to wear these earrings over and over again!
***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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