Brilliant Hammered Tibetan Silver, Turquoise & Green Tagua Slice Earrings
I have been so inspired by my recent trip to Merida, Mexico with all of the beautiful tropical plants everywhere and the amazing architecture and colors of the buildings and murals and the art and the food markets and the list goes on! While in the Yucatan, I visited the enchanting Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche and found it to be absolutely breathtaking! It is basically a deep sinkhole that forms a pool at the bottom and it is surrounded by lush, tropical plants! So I am naming this collection Azul Maya which is the name for one of the cenotes at this magnificent Hacienda!
This hacienda also is known for producing sisal from the abundant Henequen agave plants on site; the main use of these fibers was in creating rope for large ships. It's quite fascinating so google it for some more info if your interested! Anyhow I have named a couple of these pieces after the agave plant for this reason as well.
This collection features some stunning natural Hubei turquoise nuggets that I just got at the bead show in Tucson as well as some beautiful green turquoise oval beads. I have used 2 magnificent Tibetan silver repousse crosses inlaid with vivid lime green magnesite and these gorgeous miniature pieces of art are reversible, making these necklaces super versatile. Also featured int his collection are brilliant, hammered silver tube beads, lime green tagua nut slices form Colombia, silver-plated Grecian terra cotta, an intricate white bronze toggle clasp from Thailand, a verdigris sitting Buddha charm and an Ethiopian Coptic cross.
These earrings are about 4.5" in length and use copper niobium earwires.
Be sure to check out the other pieces in this Azul Maya Collection: Azul Maya Necklace, Azul Maya Bracelet, Agave Necklace, Cenotes Charm Bracelet