ear wrap earrings

Xhosa - South Africa

Xhosa people are a Bantu ethnic group from South Africa. The name “Xhosa” comes from that of a legendary leader and King called uXhosa. There are approximately 8 million Xhosa people in South Africa, and the Xhosa language is the countries second most-populous language in the country, after Zulu. 

Xhosa women have a history of wearing traditional head wraps, that would increase in size as the woman aged. For special events, the head wraps would be even large and more elaborate than usual. 

A return to a certain ancillary’s song in my jewelry making. Or maybe it’s my homage to justice guppy? Little column A, little column B…

Copper hoop earrings with silver plated wire, silver fish charms, smoky quartz, green tourmaline, prehnite, hematite, and Michigan green stone.

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illustriya  asked:

Any headcanons on how the boys would react to seeing their fem!s/o's baby bump for the first time? Like she's at a point where the pregnancy is obvious, and is trying on (and modeling in front of a mirror) maternity clothes when the bro walks in? Cute/fluffy stuff like that. ^^ Thanks!

b reaks down 500 doors??? YES?????!!!

Noctis: His heart absolutely melts at the sight, and he can’t help but smile fondly at his wife and watch for a moment longer. He walks into the room and takes her hand before pressing a kiss to her cheek. “You look great,” he says while beaming from ear to ear. He wraps an arm around her and sighs, completely and utterly content. “You, me, and our child… I still can’t believe it. We’re going to be a family.” He kisses her again and whispers, “I can’t wait.”

Ignis: He’s starstruck for a moment, simply standing in the doorway before clearing his throat and composing himself. “A fine fit, if you don’t mind me saying.” He walks in and takes both her hands in his, rubbing circles on the back of her hand with his thumbs. “I must say I’m… a bit shaken, if you will. I’d never imagined to see something like this in my life, really.” He hugs her gently. “I promise to do my best. For you, and… them.”

Gladio: “And who’s this beauty in front of me?” He immediately teases, but he grins regardless and hugs his wife from behind to put a kiss on her neck. “I like this. It fits you perfectly.” He sighs a bit. “Wonder if the kid’s gonna turn out to be such a looker like you. What’ll we do if they’re too popular once they’re older?” He laughs, knowing he’s getting too ahead of himself. “Well, one day at a time. You’ll do great. I know it.”

Prompto: He gasps loudly the second he sees her, and yells out right away, “Stay put! I’ve gotta get this shot!” then scrambles out of the room to grab his camera. Honestly, he’s half in tears while taking the picture and it might end up blurry, but he jumps to hug her after anyway. “You’re so beautiful,” he can’t help but blurt out. “I swear I’ll do whatever I can to be the best daddy ever! Now where did we put the name list?”

etsy.com
Glowing Galaxy Luminous Elf Ears
Swirling iridescent glitter and luminous powder makes these whimsical elf ears twinkle like a faraway galaxy! These ears are made with grey colored copper wire and covered with iridescent cellophane. After that theyve been covered in glitter, resin and luminous powder. The copper wire is flexible and will bend to fit the shape of your ear, no piercings required! If the ears stop glowing, simply expose them to natural or artificial light and they will glow again as brightly as before! Glows in blacklight too! The listing is for the pair of left and right elf ears. Combined shipping when ordered as an add on to any other item in my shop! When ordered alone, shipping fee will still apply.
#5 & #10-Kai Parker

(Flowers and Chocolate, “Shut up and kiss me.”)

Requested by @okayline

A/N: I’m sorry this is so short!

Warnings: Fluff!


You and Kai were walking back home hand in hand after your Valentine’s Day date. When you opened the door you saw a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolate.

You smile ear to ear and wrap your arms around him tightly. “Flowers and chocolate? Aww Kai, thank you.” He smiles back at you and puts his hands on your waist. “Well, you’re welcome.” You kiss his cheek. “But, I’m probably gonna eat most of your chocolate. You know that right?” He adds. You roll your eyes playfully. “Shut up and kiss me.” You reply before crashing your lips into his. 

He smiles into the kiss then pulls away and cups your face. “Happy Valentine’s Day Y/N.” You smile back at him. “Happy Valentine’s Day Kai.”

Finally finished the Sandy earring after getting the dolphin and craftifying everything up onto a gold ear wrap. Seems like the design and everything came together almost exactly as I had imagined.

Some gold jump rings would have been awesome, though. Meh.

I will be doing custom orders of this one, and the Pitch ear wrap in my
Etsy shop, so, even if I don’t yet have a listing up, feel free to poke me if you’d like one, and I’ll see what I can do.

I was trying to think of a way to show my appreciation for the crazy amazing amount of messages, comments, kudos, and support you guys give me, so I figured doodling Claudia with a big bowl of her famous macaroni and cheese (with sausage) was a good way to go… SO HERE, HAVE A CLAUDIA! There isn’t a day I don’t think about how lucky I am to have so much feedback on Home and now Raising Home, so THANK YOU for being there for me!! :)