Deep from the mystical seas where it is said the ancient lands of Atlantis, Lemuria and Ancient Greece are buried, lie lost treasures. These ARTiFActs were collected by my muse during her recent holiday. She was kind enough to bring them home with her so that unique pieces of jewelry could be created. Each fragment holds a bit of magic from ancient cultures. It is said that gypsies originated in Lemuria and to roam the world before it sank.
These statement earrings were sculpted from paper clay. This biodegradable medium is very lightweight. The clay takes a few days to dry. Then it has several layers of gesso painted followed by gorgeous hues of blues, purples, teals, bronze and golds. A protective glazed is added to seal in the color.
The tassel is created with gorgeous recycled sari ribbon in hues of pinks, teals, purples and blues with a touch of shimmering pink silver metallic thread made into tassels. This beautiful, up-cycled ribbon is created by women in Fair Trade co-ops by collecting the remnants of sari silk fabric accumulated during the trimming of fabric during the manufacturing process. Whenever possible i buy supplies from those companies who support the Fair Trade women co-ops.
Fresh Water Pearls, Mother of Pearl and glass copper beads are wire wrapped with non-tarnish copper wire giving these a feminine touch. Fresh Water Pearls are the symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith. Of the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, thus balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbs thoughts, emotions. It is said when one wears fresh water pearls it aids in accepting love in all facets. Pearls are said to be mermaid's tears and have magical properties. Mother of Pearl sea shell represents the Divine Mother, the sea and is calming. Both Mother of Pearl and Pearls are the birthstone for the month of June.
Sterling Silver ear wires. These lightweight earings measure about 7 inches long.
A bohemian accessory for a special event, prom, wedding or fiesta.
Please note that the colors in the photographs may slight vary from the original piece. Capturing the subtle hues is difficult. Several coats of paint were used to create an ethereal effect.
Gift box included.
Handcrafted with love by artist jeanie mossa at the Planet Calamari Studio in the USA.