The pictures do not do these earrings justice :( I have created these amazing black and hematite fringe "wing" earrings using 11/0 glass seed beads and finished the fringes with tiny black faceted spinel gemstone beads. The earrings are 3 inches long and wing shaped and the fringes flow nicely with the slightest movement.
My inspiration for these earrings, like all of my work, comes from nature itself. In this case, the large Ravens that were the only birds to stay throughout the cold, dark winters in the Yukon Territory where I grew up.
The earrings are mostly matte black seed beads with a flash of shiny hematite seed beads, just like the oil slick type of flash on the Ravens wings.
The Raven Spirit or Totem shows the following traits: Intelligence and Cunning, Survival and Adaptability, Partnerships and Guidance, Transformation and Opportunity and Third Eye, Prophecy, and Insights.
It has long been regarded as a familiar of witches, sorcerers, shamans and other "wise folk" around the world.
The shiny black raven can survive and thrive in a wide range of habitats, from the tundra above the Arctic Circle to the hot dry deserts of the American Southwest. The raven also thrives in forests, mountains, on the coast, and in the urban jungle.
The raven has shown an uncanny ability to adapt, survive, and even thrive in a wide range of conditions. In a world where so many species have died out or are endangered ravens have managed to thrive in our human-dominated world.
Therefore, ravens are powerful totems for dealing with an unusually challenging environment, whether it’s your home or work environment or even unfamiliar territory.
Spinel is a stone of revitalization, and it can re-energize all aspects of yourself. It will help release your stress and anxieties, and it will replenish your low energy levels.
This stone will bring you inspiration. It’s a stone that will also bring you new hope! The energies of this stone will help you find new ways of thinking and give you the strength to face life’s challenges.
It will make you more persistent and determined not to crumble under pressure, and it will make you look forward to the future when this difficult period is over.
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**NOTE: I am a real person who handcrafted each and every piece myself from design to completion. I process orders as they are purchased, so, depending on the size of my work que (how many orders ahead of yours) it can take me between 2 days to 2 weeks to create and ship your piece to you. I thank you in advance for your understanding of what truly handmade means and I appreciate your business.