Robin's Egg Earrings (Byzantine)
A sure sign spring has finally arrived is the return of the American Robins. One year, a mated pair set up house in our wood pile giving us a wonderful window on how they raise their brood. Those chicks grew so fast! Little wonder though considering how much they ate. Both parents made steady trips back and forth from sunrise to sunset. Within fourteen days of hatching, their two chicks were ready to leave the nest.
Chainmail was first used as a way of making protective garments for soldiers and warriors in antiquity. In the modern era, it has become widely used to create beautiful jewelry. The Byzantine weave is a popular pattern and is often used to create heavy chain.
Presenting Byzantine Robin's Egg Earrings - These earrings feature Byzantine chainmail and two pairs of robin's egg blue turquoise beads, each accented with tiny silver beads. The chainmail is delicate due to the small size of jump ring used. Each earrings measures about 2 inches in length from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of beaded dangle.
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