Bonbon Oiseau

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Bold but gorgeous earrings like an unearthed treasure, whose symmetry is implied and understated, handmade with rare turn-of-the-century glass beads, handmade ceramic from the 1920's and early 1930's plastique from France in shades of apricot and soft pink, ivory and soft baby blue with electric touches of burgundy, agave green, with grey and blacks and bright spots of African brass rondel beads.

About this Piece
-Drops are 3 inches from earlobe, (1.25 inches at widest) with hand-made sterling silver French wires with earring backs, handmade in my NYC workshop.
-Limited Edition runs.
-Small-Run, Limited Edition pieces (that come with discounts if you want more than one!), made with rare early 20th c. beads from Europe, Africa and Afghanistan, a percentage of the sales from this collection will be sent to support the work of The White Helmets, a humanitarian civilian-run search and rescue organization in Aleppo, Syria.

The Bonbon Story
I've been drawn to antique and vintage beads for as long as I can remember, collecting and culling from American trading posts to dusty French ateliers and markets. Antique beads are humble magical little things to me, evocative, alluring, sexy, hopeful. They are a connection to the imaginations, thought processes and careful workmanship of the hearts and hands of the past. They are the inspiration to create something new from something very old, to cherish all over again, to love and keep or love and share.