Glass Bead Earrings(673 items)
Discover the unique collection of Glass Bead Earrings that NOVICA artisans have designed and crafted for you:
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Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
Featured Reviews on Glass Bead Earrings
These are wonderful earrings. I bought a pair for myself and was wearing them when I opened a gift from my best friend-who always knows what I love. She had sent me the same pair. I am going to attach a bail and turn one of my 4 earrings into a pendant...save the other one just in case I lose one. I love the color and love the workmanship.
I bought these to match the Sunlit Flower pendant I purchased last year. These earrings simply do not disappoint. So appreciate the mega talented artists who produce such beautiful earrings and other jewelry. Novica and its artists continue to be top rate. Thank you, all of you!
Love these earrings!
These work perfectly with a dress or a pair of jeans and T-shirt. They are very light so they are not pulling at my ears.
Nareerat Hand crafted gemstone and pearl jewelry
"To create my jewelry, I like to sit in the middle of the materials – colorful stones and pearls in many shapes. Nature is a reference for my designs."
"I have opened a small workshop to create handmade jewelry made of gemstones... read more
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Serpentine Quartz and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings with Copper, "Garden Bliss in Teal"$19.99
Thai artist Nareerat crafts these dangle earrings from a medley of dyed oval serpentine, quartz, glass beads, and copper wire with sterling silver hooks. With the appearance of a lush flower garden with deep teal and bright red hues, these earrings are simply stunning and perfect for livening up an everyday outfit.
Orange Quartz and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings with Copper, "Moonlight Garden in Orange"$19.99
Thai artist Nareerat crafts these dangle earrings from a medley of dyed quartz, glass beads, and copper wire with sterling silver hooks. With the appearance of a lush garden harmonizing rich orange and green hues, these earrings are simply stunning and perfect for livening up an everyday outfit.