- Chain or cord not included.
- Surgical steel kidney hook earwires.
- Earrings are made of green-coated stainless steel wire hand formed into rectangles.
- Fine, bright green wire is used to create loops which are adorned with a rainbow of glass beads, creating the look of flowers growing up a trellis.
- Pendant has green wire wrapped around the rectangle giving the appearance of trailing vines.
- The pendant has a stainless steel loop to put your chain or cord through.
Pendant: 1.9″ L x 0.8″ W | Earrings: 2.4″ L x 0.8″ W
- Green: luck, health, prosperity, vitality, nature, fertility, balance, abundance, emotional health, growth, marriage, plant magic, herbalism, courage, harmony, rejuvenation
- Steel: protection, banishing nightmares, removing negativity
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I enjoy trying odd new things and coming up with designs that I’ve never done before. That’s how I came up with these earrings. I’ve done lots of hoops, but I really wanted to try doing something in another shape. I tried a few things, and they really didn’t work out that well, but when I tried rectangles, they came out great. I was really happy about that. Of course, then I had to figure out what to do with them!
The fact that I used green wire is what led me to the trellis idea. I thought it might look really nice to have flowers going up through the center of the rectangle. When I first thought of it, I had no idea how I was going to pull it off. I sat at the table playing with beads and scraps of wire until I came up with something that I liked the look of. The method for making the flower buds and leaves is actually really simple, but it looks so pretty.
If I’m to be honest, the vines wrapping around the pendant wasn’t actually part of the original plan. I had cut too much wire, and I was trying to figure out what to do. If I cut it off, the waste would be too small to use for anything, so I decided to try wrapping it around the sides. After a few rounds, I really like the way it was looking, and as it turned out, there was exactly enough wire to make it all the way around.
Sometimes I think it’s a blessing when things go “wrong,” like having too much wire at the end of a piece. I had to make a decision, and the one I made led to something really wonderful. I’ve learned over the years that what seems to be a problem or a failure can actually be a gift if you look at it the right way and allow it to just flow. Some of my best work has been the result of “screwing up” and deciding to just go with it and see what happens.