Ocean Blue Czech Crystal Swirl Hoop Earrings
These earrings are made from stunning extra-large ocean blue Czech crystal bicone beads and reclaimed copper. I fashioned these earrings by forming a hoop out of round, recycled copper wire and then swirling the wire around the hoop like ribbons on a wrapped gift. The Czech crystal beads dangle from the inside of the hoop by stacking them and wire wrapping them to resemble the wrapped ribbon on the hoop part of the earring. .
They are about 2 1/2 inches from the ear wire to the bottom of each earring and 1 11/2 inches wide at the widest part of the hoop. The earrings have a double swing motion - the hoops swing on the ear wire and the dangle swings inside of the hoop - so there's a wonderful play of light and movement each time you take a step or move your head. I love the way the clear ocean blue of the beads complements the hand rubbed patina of the copper. The highlights of the copper patina bring out the texture and shape of the copper and gives off a warm, rich glow. These great Boho earrings will really make a statement about you and your unique style.
I reclaimed the copper from areas around Colorado Springs. After I finished creating the earrings, I sealed them permanently with a special sealant to preserve the finish and prevent allergic reactions on the skin.
Czech blue Copper Hoop Earrings