The Leona diamond dangles are more sleek and hang at a longer length than the other earrings in the Leona series.  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 Japanese glass and hematite beads.  To add a modern touch they are finished with 14K gold filled beads.  

Original design and hand beaded by Vella mode

approx 3 1/2"L x 0.5"W

Japanese glass beads
hematite semi-precious stones
14K gold filled beads
Ear wire: handcrafted 14K gold filled

Leona dangles (long)

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