Dinosaur Bone Bead Earrings with Silver Textured Leaf Charms, Handmade Earrings
The lovely organic texture of the silver charms in these earrings was achieved by heating silver sheet almost to its melting point. The silver shimmers and dances across the sheet creating wrinkles and holes which freeze when you take the heat away. This is called reticulated silver.
Fossil dinosaur bone gets its color from minerals in the soil as the natural bone was replaced by chalcedony (quartz) over the millenia. This created agatized dinosaur bone or dinosaur gembone, as it's known in the rock trade. The small stack of beads I used for these earrings show a delightful array of color that can be found in dinosaur gembone.
Metal: Reticulated silver, sterling silver wire for the earwires, circles, and connections
Stones: Fossil dinosaur bone beads
Earrings: Each 2-1/2 inches long x 1/2 inch wide (6cm x 1cm)
The earrings will come packaged ready for gift-giving.