Enchanting Scrollwork Earrings in Sterling Silver with Black Star Diop
These magical earrings look amazing by themselves or when paired with any of the Frolicking Faerie collection. Delicate scrollwork is accented with a 6mm cabochon giving them a romantic, Renaissance feel.
The sterling silver earrings are 1 5/8 inches long and 1/2 inch wide, they have a post back and are very comfortable to wear. The stone pictured is a Black Star Diopside although other stones are available including: Rainbow Moonstone, Indigo Kyanite, Labradorite, Light Green Prehnite, Honey Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, and Amazonite. If the stone you are interested in isn't listed please contact me and I'll see if I can get it for you. Black Diopside is a stone that is grounding and healing, it aids in connecting with the faerie realm and nature spirits.
As with all of my work this piece of fantasy jewelry was created using the lost wax method. I first start by doing a detailed drawing. Then I sculpt my design in wax. I start with overall shape and form, adding scrollwork and setting. After the wax sculpture is complete it is cast in sterling silver, excess metal is removed, rough polished, linked together, soldered, patina applied, stones set, then completed by a final polish. It is a time consuming process, but one that I thoroughly enjoy. For more detailed information on my wax sculpting and casting process go to www.mystcswan.biz and look at the "Creation Process" and "Wax Sculpting" sections. The only purchased parts of these handmade fantasy earrings are the jump rings, earring backs and stones.
The inspiration for my Frolicking Faerie Collection came when browsing through my newest Live Model figure drawing reference book. Since many of my themes use figures based on the human form I've gained quiet a selection of reference books. The most recent one had the models jumping on trampolines, running, flying through the air and even on a trapeze. I couldn't help but think of faeries doing much the same, only with their wings propelling them rather than mechanical devises. I started sketching combining this thought with an element from my "Magic Foretold" maiden and dragon pendant, the scrollwork of the medallion which I use on the oval and triangular linked pieces as well as the faeries wings. Sometimes I design a larger static piece so I can incorporate more background elements, but this time I wanted to keep the movement that I saw in my original source so decided to link the elements together. This opened up other options; being able to use the different faeries and design components in multiple ways. The original design was for a 5 faerie necklace (still my favorite of the collection), but can also assemble it with just 3 or 1 faerie. I can also use the links to make earrings and bracelets. I designed to versions of bails, one with a stone and one without as other options in the collection. If you see a combination of elements that I don't have listed please contact me and I'll let you know if I can make it for you. Also look in the mermaid section of my shop for more pendants and bracelets made in this style.
The Enchanting Scrollwork Earrings are great for everyday or a variety of occasions.
Insurance is included with the shipping costs.
First Item: $ 6.95
Additional Items: $ 4.00
All Other Countries
First Item: $ 14.95
Additional Items: $ 8.00
Most orders are filled in 2-5 business days, but often I am able to mail your item out the following day after you order it.
I ship through USPS, first class mail, insured. If you would like to have your purchase sent Priority or Express please let me know and can upgrade the service for an extra fee.
International orders on average take 2 weeks to arrive from the time they are mailed; however sometimes they are held in customs/security for an extended length of time, taking up to 4 weeks. Happily there are also times when they go through in only a week.
I want you to be thoroughly delighted with whatever you purchase. If you are not happy with your purchase you may return it to me within 30 days for a full refund or exchange on another item in my shop.
See something in my shop, but can't afford to buy it all at once? I can work out a payment plan with you and send invoices through PayPal. I ask that an item is paid in full within a 6 month timeframe, but other than that am very flexible with whatever plan works for you.
I do one-of-a-kind custom orders. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to make a special creation. 50% down payment is required before the start of the project, the balance on completion. No returns on custom orders.
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