The Samba Earrings – Pigmented Sterling and Vintage Glass

Handmade by Amber Yearwood

Inspired by the tropics, Rio, and the vibrant colors of the Brazilian carnaval, open teardrop shapes are cut by hand from recycled sterling silver sheet metal with my trusty jeweler’s saw frame and fine blade. Using traditional goldsmithing tools and techniques, I then texture the shapes with light facets, drill and give them a slight undulating wave shape before selectively coating them with permanent pigmented micro-crystalline wax. Hung neatly from my heat formed ball end sterling ear wires, and wire-wrapped with teeny sterling beads, a pale yellow round agate stone and several vintage Japanese “wired” glass leaves that flutter below in flame red, orange and yellow. This gorgeous glass fringe dances, tinkling beautifully with every movement…not enough to be annoying, but musical enough to remind you that you’re wearing these awesome, eye-catching beauties!

Lightweight and comfy. Whether you’re vacationing in Cali, Florida, or even Rio…these earrings will look great with your beachy ensemble and summer outfits. I love the way these look with a white tiered cotton dress and sandals! A tropical boho style…

Measures approx. 2.5″, 6.35cm from the top of the ear wire.

$64 usd plus s&h

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About Amber Yearwood

Amber Yearwood is a self-taught metalsmith jeweler born in Barbados, a beautiful, small island in the Caribbean. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her boyfriend, 2 cats and 2 dogs. She is an avid gardener, loves to travel, read, cook, visit dusty old Mom & Pop thrift shops and antique malls, visit the shooting range, and above all, learn new things, concepts and truths.