martedì 6 gennaio 2009

Iguazu Falls - pure silver and labradorite earrings

Iguazú Falls is undoubtedly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most imposing natural attractions in Argentina, and why not in South America. In guarani language, the term "Iguazú" means "great waters". It was discovered in 1541 by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and established in 1984 as Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Situated in Iguazú National Park, some 20 km. from Puerto Iguazú in the north of the province, these falls are shared by Brazil and Argentina. Iguazú river is born in Paraná state in Brazil, and after crossing 1,200 km. on a plateau where it receives several affluents, it reaches a fault forming a crack in the interleaved layers of sandstone and basalt where the river runs.This river runs through a smooth geography until it reaches a series of faults, and suddenly an 80 m. canyon in the Devil's Throat where the water produces a thundering sound and then drains into the Parana river. A legend says that a big snake called "Boi" lived in the river. To calm its ferocity, aborigines sacrificed a woman every year as an offering. But once a brave guarani aborigin kidnapped the woman and saved her from the traditional rite escaping through the river. Boi burst in anger, bent its body and split the river forming the cataracts separating the man and the woman. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
These intricate and rich earrings have been inspired by this wonderful natural place.To create them I used meters and meters of pure silver wire of different gauges, tons of flashy blue fire gemmy AA labradorite faceted onion cut teardrop briolettes, tiny freshwater pearls and silver beads of different sizes.The flower earposts are silver plated ~ definitely gorgeous!They're 2.36 inches/6 cm long ~ from the bottom of the earposts.Oxidation gives a special charm to them and makes the labradorite stand out greatly!Majestic, stunning and truly one-of-a-kind earrings will surely enrich your natural beauty!

1 commento:

sassyglassdesigns ha detto...

Your jewelry is beautiful.