i’m not a huge fan of purple. i think it stems from the time when i was a kid and i got stuck with the cabbage patch kid with the purple dress (a friend got the pink one. blerg! i think our parents took turns trying to get them at toys-r-us). but if you darken purple up like a sky at sunset, it’s one of my favorites! and it’s february’s birthstone.
for these earrings, i’ve used two different metals to bring out the darker, edgy side of purple. in the ones on the left, i’ve paired amethyst and iolite with gunmetal. they’re available at my etsy store for $20 USD. the ones on the right have carved amethyst beads and iolite combined with antiqued sterling silver wire that i burnished to bring out a bit of shine. they are available at my etsy store for$26 USD.
i will donate $5 for each item purchased through my etsy store to the aid organization of your choice for haiti. participate in ‘hearts for haiti’, too–add my store to your favorites list and i’ll donate $1 to red cross.