Red Heart Valentines Earrings Crystal Butterflies Handmade Beaded OOAK
Give her your RED HOT HEARTS when you gift these fun handmade heart and butterfly earrings. These fun earrings take your typical Valentines or Mothers Day earrings one step further than the norm. Created with red magnesite hearts, Swarovski butterflies and sterling silver, they will definitely be noticed when worn because of their bright red color and super sparkly butterflies! The OOAK (one of a kind) RED HOT HEARTS earrings, perfect for the woman who values unique jewelry, were designed and carefully handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
+ Red magnesite hearts: app. 20 mm x 20 mm x 7 mm
+ Swarovski crystal butterflies: app. 10 mm x 9 mm x 5 mm; "crystal AB" coating
+ Metal: sterling silver
+ Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
+ Length: app. 2" / 5.1 cm from the top curve of the earwires
To tell the truth, I am not normally a "heart" person and very rarely use them in designs unless there is something about them that attracts me. And these red hearts definitely attracted me. As you can see in the photos, the magnesite hearts have been dyed a beautiful fire engine red, a favorite color of mine. Natural magnesite is usually an off white color that often has dark brown matrix running through it. Since magnesite is a very porous gemstone, it takes a dye easily and can be found in many bright colors, such as this red. The red hearts used in the RED HOT HEARTS earrings have a small amount of matrix - if you look closely at the photos, you can see see it but it is not extremely obvious. The color is amazing and will look especially pretty with brunette or blonde hair. To frame the hearts, sterling silver 2 mm beads were used at the top and bottom.
Now these earrings could have just been another pair of Valentine's heart earrings, but I didn't want them to be that! To add a great amount of "oomph", I decided to add Swarovski crystal butterfly beads above the hearts. The color used is "crystal AB". "AB" stands for "aurora borealis" and, boy, does the special AB coating refract the light into a rainbow of colors! Unfortunately, you can't see that too much in most of the photos taken against the white background, but be sure to take a close look at photos #1 and #5 where the earrings are hanging - purple and pinks and golds and lavenders all sparkle from the butterflies. Now just imagine these earrings beauties on your ears as you move your head! Sparkly and stunning! Three 2 mm sterling silver beads separate the butterflies from the hearts and two of these sterling beads cap each butterfly.
The body of the RED HOT HEARTS earrings were carefully strung on handmade (by me) sterling silver headpins. I hammered a small loop at the end of the earrings to add a little something extra to the earrings. The headpins were carefully wire wrapped into a loop at the top. Then they were connected to sterling silver French hook earwires for a perfect finish.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the elements used in the RED HOT HEARTS earrings, please be sure to look at photo #6 for a size comparison with a dime.
Magnesite is said to help turn dreams into realities and instill peace during meditation. Hematite is called the "stone of mental mastery" because it is believed to aid in clarity, balance and calm reasoning. Although man made, glass (crystal) carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.
The RED HOT HEARTS 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 computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the stones are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.
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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!