Thursday, March 12, 2015

Luminous Éire

Lately I have found myself awash in all manner of green stones and green artisan-made treasures--it must be the approach of St. Patrick's Day, already working its magic! In particular, I must have been in a green trance when I made my most recent purchases from Jana Bližňáková of Happy Fish With Heart, because there was a trio of glorious green charms waiting for me when I opened my package! And then I thought to myself, well, there is some good timing, because soon we will be celebrating all things green and Irish.

I can't help but think of Ireland when I look at these earrings--the varied green hues and the rustic shapes, and Jana's charms like old Celtic arrowheads. I had the pleasure of visiting Ireland on a bicycle trip in 2004, and the pictures don't lie--it is a velvety green paradise!
Photo near Ballyieragh, County Cork, by Pam Brophy, via Wikipedia 
I loved the wild feel of the countryside, especially the miles and miles of painstakingly stacked stone fences--for someone who loves rocks and rustic stuff, it was heaven!
Photo by Eckhard Pecher of Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, via Wikipedia
My day on the island of Inishmor during that trip, among the ancient rocks and emerald grass, must have been floating in my subconscious when I put these together, and Jana's charms were a wonderful inspiration!
Ceramic charms, prehnite nuggets, freshwater pearls, and both fine and sterling silver

You can see more of my work at my Etsy shop.


  1. Well, heck, I don't care what anybody thinks, I love 'em, and so did the lady who bought them. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  2. Pretty earrings and photos of Ireland. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love them! I can see why they are sold! I love the ceramic dangles and I'm a sucker for nugget stones! LOVE green- big green fan here too! The tiny beads on the wire really set the earrings off! I adore the style and your wire wrapping is superb! <3

  4. Amazing! The ceramic drops are gorgeous and I love the Prehnite nuggets!!! And the Pearls....yuuuummm!!!! Lucky person who bought them!!

  5. I find green a bit of a challenge - clearly you don't!

  6. These just GLOW - love how you've let Jana's charms shine through :)

  7. Oh my! These earrings are FABULOUS! Just stunning!