Copper Leaves Green Lampwork Earrings Artisan Handmade Autumn Jewelry
Like a breath of refreshing Autumn air, these gorgeous handmade earrings will dance from your ear. Combining artisan made copper diamond leaves and green lampwork beads complemented with copper filigree bead caps and bicones, the AUTUMN ARIA are unique and stylish. A lush looking pair of earrings, the beauties were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the chic woman who loves to wear one of a kind (OOAK) jewelry.
+ Copper leaves: app. 25 mm x 15 mm x 1.5 mm
+ Lampwork beads: app. 13 mm x 11 mm; wrapped with copper mesh
+ Bead caps: copper filigree
+ Metal: copper and sterling silver
+ Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bicone accents
+ Length: app. 2.75" / 6.9 cm from the top curve of the earwire
There are definitely two stars AUTUMN ARIA earrings: the copper diamond leaves and the lampwork beads. Let me begin with a description of the copper leaves first. The leaves were handmade by long time artist friend, Kristi of KristiBowmanDesign. Kristi created the leaves from start to finish with copper precious metal clay, an artist's clay that is saturated with tiny copper particles, an organic binder and water. She molded, shaped and imprinted / carved each individual piece from metal clay and then put the pieces in a kiln. The leaves were fired at a high heat, during which the binder and water were burned off leaving pure copper. To bring out the glorious patina of copper, the leaves were heated with a butane torch and then sealed to protect the color of the metal for many years to come. As you can see in the photos above, the leaves are a diamond shape with a deep vein design. You can run your finger over the veins and feel the wonderful texture. The backside of the leaves are primarily smooth although you can slightly see the vein texture from the front side.
The second star of the AUTUMN ARIA handmade earrings are the eye catching artisan made lampwork beads. Charlotte of Covergirlbeads, a favorite glass artist, created the lovelies. To make the lampwork beads, Charlotte started off with a medium green glass, called "grasshopper green". When the green glass was still in a very hot, molten state, the glass was wrapped with copper mesh to give an attractive, rustic diamond design to the beads. Then each bead was then encased in clear glass for an interesting 3-D look. After the beads were finished, they were placed in kiln and heated again, then slowly cooled to "anneal" (harden) the glass. What stunning beads these are!
To mimic the copper diamond mesh design in the lampwork beads and the diamond design of the leaves, I capped the top and bottom of the green lampwork beads with copper filigree caps. Although the ends of the filigree are curved instead of pointed they are very harmonious with the overall design. Take a look at the photos above, especially photo #4, and you will see the beautiful dot detail. A solid copper bicone was placed at the top and bottom of each lampwork bead, again mimicking the diamond shape.
A piece of copper wire was carefully wire-wrapped to each copper leaf and then run through a bicone, a filigree bead cap, a lampwork beads, a bead cap and a copper bicone. The top end of each was wire wrapped into a loop and then connected to a sterling silver French hook earwire. I added a copper bicone to each French hook for extra adornment to the design.
For a better understanding of the relative size of the AUTUMN ARIA copper leaf and green lampwork earrings, please be sure to check out photo #8 for a size comparison with a dime.
Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development. Even though man made, glass 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 AUTUMN ARIA 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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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.
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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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Thanks so much ShadowDogDesigns for your support!I'm so glad you like my earrings :)
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Great customer service! I love my earrings, thanks so much!
One of the very nicest people on ArtFire! Thanks so much for shopping with me, I hope you love your jewelry as much as I loved making it.
An excellent artisan with stellar service - great communication, fast shipping, solid packaging. The Rudraksha seed earrings that I selected are absolutely stunning - more beautiful than the photos were able to capture. Their presentation was lovely too! A nice ribbon-wrapped box held a pretty little gift bag, in which were the earrings carefully wrapped in gorgeous tissue. So impressive! All in all, Catherine of ShadowDogDesigns exemplifies the best of handmade artisans, and everything about this purchase is a testament to the superiority of handmade as a buying choice! Thank you, Catherine - these truly are earrings to cherish for a lifetime!
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The earrings arrived today. They are perfect! They look wonderful on me and I am very happy with my purchase. Thanks a million. Garden Gate Designs
Hi Catherine---The necklace and earrings are stunning. I love them so much and I know she will love them too. They are one of those gifts to enjoy for a life time. Thank you for everything. Sue