These show stopping, unique and hand made earrings are crafted from multicoloured Lovebirds feathers and Swarovski rivoli stones. The 10 mm stones in light turquoise mattshade are glued to sterling silver backing. Although, the crystals used are genuine Swarovski element, this particular finish is custom coating- not applied by Swarovski. Please, note that the feathers are 100 percent natural, they have not been colour enhanced or dyed. All feathers (used) were naturally shed by birds, which were not harmed in the creation of these unique earrings. All of the feathers I work with have been ethically sourced, I only use one supplier - US located bird sanctuary that has been selling cruelty free feathers for 17 years now. Feathers can become ruffled, if this occurs simply smooth them out with your fingers. The earrings are 6 cm long top to bottom.
FEATHERS -are beautiful and complex structures, they are a bird’s most precious possession. After about a year, however, these delicate tropical jewels of nature wear out, at what point they can be collected. Each and Every Lovebird Feather is unique and different in it’s own right. The feathers I am using are mostly primary wing feathers, or tail feathers (they are more easily to match)
LOVEBIRDS - are a social and affectionate small parrots. Their name deriver from the parrots' strong, monogamous bonding pattern and the fact that the paired birds spend long periods sitting together. In the wild lovebirds live in flocks. They will often bond with a mate for life and show fierce loyalty and affection to their family. Wild type lovebirds are mostly green with a variety of colours on their upper body, depending on the species.
GLASS CRYSTAL - is a fine, high-quality glass invented in 17th century in England. In order to be considered crystal rather than simple glass, the product must contain at least 10% lead oxide. The lead oxide is attributed to providing the glass with extraordinary qualities of brilliance.