HEXAHOOP EARRINGS - Thistle Collection
MIXED-MEDIA HEXAGONAL HOOP EARRINGS
#EYF 2019 Special
These earrings have been delicately hand crocheted, and hand stitched using a mixed media of green & pink coloured copper jewellery wires, luxury hand-dyed yarn and swarovski crystal.
The luxury yarn used for this design was specially hand dyed by Countess Ablaze who is a hand-dyer based in Manchester, U.K.
This was a special commission for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019, for which I produced a collection centred around the 'Thistle' theme. The Countess used the crystal colours I had in mind to produce an exclusive skein palate of purples, leaf-greens, emerald & pink.
The outer hexagon is hand crocheted with the luxury Bluefaced leicester wool & mulberry silk yarn, which is very soft, non-itchy and luxurious to touch.
The centre is crocheted with two entwined colours of enamelled copper and embellished with matching swarovski crystals in amethyst, fuchsia and fern. They are finished with sterling silver hooks.
The inspiration for these came from the hexagonal rock columns to be found on the island of Staffa, off the west coast of Scotland. A national nature reserve, it's hexagonal columns and famous Fingal's Cave were formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions.
The earrings measure 4cm across and 5cm from top of hook to bottom of earring.
The wire colour may vary slightly depending on the reel batch, and how the yarn colours fall within the piece may vary depending on which part of the yarn I start crocheting with, but any variation will be very slight.
I will always try to mirror the earrings so that the colours are as symmetrical and balanced as possible.
These pieces are made with specialist hand-dyed yarn which will not be repeated, so is a limited edition item.
They are a made-to-order item, so please allow at least 3 weeks for delivery for UK & Europe, and 6 weeks for USA & Worldwide.
This earrings will come packaged in a beautiful customised silver jewellery box, perfect if buying as a gift.
This item will be shipped by Signed for/Special Delivery.
Designed and handmade by mahliqa© all rights reserved. Not to be copied in any form without my consent.