These handmade earrings feature translucent African Bloodstone spheres that rotate freely on hammered sterling silver links. I was attracted to these stones because they aren't what I usually think of when I think of Bloodstone, which in my head, has always been opaque, in shades of dark green and red. These are translucent pale, misty greenish gray, with opaque splashes of dark red. Each bead is different, offering something new to look at!
I made the links by hammering heavy sterling wire until the ends were paddle-shaped, and then formed the loop at the top, and hammered a little bit more. They were tumbled for a couple of hours to make them bright and strong, but I wanted a somewhat rustic look left behind where I had hammered. I really love how they turned out!
Shown on my own handmade sterling silver earwires. All design and work is my own.
* Earrings hang 1.5" (3.8cm) from top of earwires
* Bloodstone = 10mm
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