Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Beaded Glitter Earrings in my Fondelifair Shop

Beaded Glitter Earrings

Gorgeous Calika beads decorated with tiny gold balls and flowers are the feature of these earrings.
I threaded the Calika bead onto gold plated wire and placed a gold filigree bead cap either side of it. I added a gold and a pale yellow glass pearl and a shiny gold metal bead.  I put a second gold bead between the top bead cap and the gold plated ear wire, to complete the earring.
 Length from hook  3.5 cms  1.50 inches

Calika Beads
These Calika beads are handmade in India, by craftsmen working in a cottage industry set-up. The raw materials and supplies needed to produce them are regularly checked for quality assurance and provided to just 9 artisans, all working from home. These artists have learned their skills from family members who have been creating such products for generations. By purchasing these beads, these artists are offered an opportunity to sell their work, thereby providing them with a better standard of living.
Each individual bead is unique!