Most of our jewelry is hand-made by individual artists, but occasionally a fellow believer in the value of all creatures donates all or part of his or her collection. I have received just such a collection of light-hearted and fun, vintage and retro, costume and better. Over the next few weeks I'll be going through, repairing, cleaning, and listing so that these pieces that have brought so much joy can repeat that process timelessly.
What's not to like about high quality ingredients with just a touch of pizzazz? The wire forming this looping design in this pair of hand made earrings is gold-filled, which contains approximately 100 times more gold than plated. In other words, it won't wear off for generations of appropriate use. The lovely beads (approx. 10 mm) are likely black agate, and definitely stone. In addition the ear wires have added interest from a gold-filled ball and wrap.