Istanbul Dangle Earrings:
These Middle Eastern inspired earrings feature beautiful cobalt blue glass, verdigris coin charms, amber resin and unique cross links. I designed these intriguing earrings to go with my Istanbul Necklace and Charm Bracelet. What a fantastic color scheme, so warm and ethnic and exotic! Lapis Lazuli has been a prized gemstone throughout history and particularly important to the Middle East as it was first mined in Afghanistan. The stone itself is important, but the beautiful cobalt blue color is prized as well. Cobalt blue glass is used throughout the Middle East, but especially in Turkey where the evil eye (Nazar Boncuğu) amulets have been made for over 3000 years. The cobalt blue glass beads in these earrings are from Turkey as well, hence the title Istanbul.
I used these fantastic verdigris coin replica charms to coordinate with the blue faience beads in the necklace and earrings. And these unique cross links work together with the Ethiopian crosses in the other pieces as well.
- Turkish cobalt blue glass tubes
- Indonesian amber resin
- African bronze
- antiqued gold-plated cross links
- verdigris coin replica
- antique niobium earwires
* I make every piece of jewelry myself with gemstones and natural materials I get from all over the world. Due to the nature and availability of the materials, each piece of jewelry will vary slightly from the original. Every piece will be equally beautiful and every piece is an original work of art.