These Leona dangles represents a modern form to craft.    Leona is a series of hand beaded earrings inspired by American quilting.  In the south of Georgia I grew up using homemade quilted blankets made by my great Aunt Leona.  This design is another way for me to bring my culture into the form of jewelry art but in a modern way.  The earrings are hand beaded with recycled glass  beads and hematite.  Cotton thread is added during hand beading to represent a craft look and more dimension to the octogan shaped beads. To add a modern touch they are finished with 14K gold filled beads and earwire.  

Original design and hand beaded by Vella mode

approx 2 1/2"L

recycled glass beads


14K gold filled beads
Ear wire: handcrafted 14K gold filled

Leona Cotton Thread earrings

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