I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these earrings as well as what the message behind them....
Here is what Greer McNeil from Vintajia Adornments has to say about these earrings:
Ghost Net Earrings
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been lost accidentally, or deliberately discarded at sea.. They travel the oceans of the world with the currents and tides, continually fishing as they progress through the waters. They trap a wide range of marine species including turtles, dolphins, whales, seabirds, dugong, crabs, fish and sharks. Marine debris is such a danger to the marine environment that it is a 'Key Threatening Process.' These gritty, edgy environmental statement earrings have been designed from salvaged mouse wire patinaed to look as though they have spent years in the ocean. The aqua apatite nuggets represent the sea through which the nets have trawled.
And we have Leslie Watt's unique style..... This piece is one of my favorites! You can see more of Leslie's pieces by visiting her shop The A Jewellery.
Gorgeous lampwork beads by Kaz Baildon, Handmade bronze beads and pin by me, solid bronze chain and hand forged clasp. I have a real passion for etched glass beads and I adore these as they just remind me of that point on a shoreline where the azure sea mingles with golden sand. I wanted to accent the lampwork but keep it centre stage so I made some chunky but plain bronze discs and flowers which I tumbled to a soft satin finish and linked them together in sets. For the focal element I set a bead on one of my bronze headpins and then hung it from a simple flower connector. I normally oxidize my metalwork but the bright bronze chain just felt right on this piece.
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