Gothic crosses, made of brass with a distressed, verdigris patina, hang beneath drops of deep red glass.
The ornate, begrimed crosses look like something that has been abandoned in a graveyard for many years. They hang from smooth, arched, gunmetal-black ear-wires.
The cross charms have been hand patinated by another artisan using a special mix of chemicals. I then sealed the charms with clear varnish to preserve the new finish. You will notice that the patina varies from charm to charm, so each pair of these earrings is a tiny bit different.
Czech glass is famous worldwide for its high quality. These faceted beads, in a rich garnet hue, are translucent, with unusual, stony-looking edges. The 'stony' edge is a dark, greenish, stippled or mottled colour that complements the verdigris of the cross charms and looks almost like tarnish. It is smooth and matte to the touch. Three 'windows' in the finish allow the deep, 'blood wine' colour of the glass to show through.
Very gothic and romantic.
The 'Blood In A Graveyard' earrings measure 58mm from top to bottom. The cross charms are 27mm long and 19mm wide. The ear-wires are copper based and are without nickel.
Keeping these earrings hanging, rather than jumbled up in a jewellery box, will help to ensure that the ear-wires do not get opened or bent by other jewellery pieces pushing against them. The Czech glass beads have been simply slid onto the ear-wires, so keeping them closed will ensure that they cannot work their way off the ear-wires and get lost.
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Silverlight Jewellery ... soft gothic.
Welcome to Silverlight Jewellery on Zibbet. Here you will find genteelly gothic and vintage-inspired jewellery for those who are elegantly dark and a little old-fashioned.