I started to make these earrings for my sister, who was once obsessed with turtles, before I remembered that (a) she doesn’t wear jewelry very often and (b) she doesn’t even have her ears pierced. Well, I tried… I guess they’re mine now, but I rarely ever wear anything I make (why would I wear and potentially ruin something I put so much effort into making nice???).
Turtle-wise though, I think these are cute.
Sterling silver sheet and wire, some green stone… my source says it’s malachite. I used scalloped bezel wire, which added an interesting touch. My favorite part is the wire around the bezel – I think it adds an elegant look to the design. The ear wire is store-bought. Trust me, you will know when I make them, because I make them HUGE. Relatively.