Genuine Venetian Murano hearts pierced with a sterling silver arrow handcrafted in my West Sussex workshop, this time in a cool ice blue colour, lined in fine silver. This design of drop earring is lightweight enough to wear comfortably all day, and has been entirely crafted by me from sterling silver wire using heating and hammering techniques to create the arrow shape with the point of the arrow and feathers hand carved. Even the ear fixings are hand crafted from sterling silver, because it would be a pity to mount unique Murano hearts on mass produced fixtures! These earrings measure 50 mm or 1" long with the Murano heart being 10 mm or 3/8" in width. The last photo shows the earrings next to a vintage lipstick case, to give a sense of scale. The design is unique to Mermaid's Purse Jewellery, and can only be bought here.
They are sent carefully packaged in a gift box tied with a bow to give as a gift or keep to yourself, as you desire.
About Murano Glass Beads
Glass beads have been made on the island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon since the 13th Century when glassmaking was moved there to prevent fires breaking out in the city. Many of the techniques used by the artists who make the glass are closely guarded secrets, and it helped to be located on an island where few people were allowed to visit. Nowadays the glass making process is still done by hand and Murano glass is recognised as the finest of its kind in the world. No two Murano beads are alike and many are lined in fine silver or 24 Karat gold to enhance their beauty. Different artists specialize in different bead designs, perfecting their technique over many years, using the simplest of tools. As the saying goes "Good tools are nice, but good hands are better."
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Mermaid's Purse Jewellery within 3 days of receiving payment.
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