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Bird of Paradise Earrings

About this design:

I have a very medically complicated 18 month old daughter, w/Down Syndrome. We have literally not left the house since February 6! My husband does all the necessary outside stuff to minimize contact. Our 2 other kids have been stuck at home now since March. I've been dreaming of running off to a tropical island far away, all by myself... For a VERY long time! These earrings express that freedom I desperately crave, big, colorful birds, flying anywhere they wish, always sunny/sandy locations.


Silver jump rings, Zola Elements Tropical Paradise Fanned Tassel on Ring w/Silver Finish 89x50mm, Sterling Silver Plain Earwire w/Loop 20 gauge

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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Your ear rings are fun and as cute as can be. The first thing I thought of when I saw them was grass skirts and Hula dancers! Sounds like you could use a trip to a tropical paradise where you could lounge on the beach with a tall frosty drink. Until you can get there make jewelry as often as you can. It is good for the soul.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Your earrings definitely represent a tropical paradise & carefree spirit. Wear them often and dream as much as you like. From time to time, I imagine flying high in the sky, soaring free & away from pressures that can overtake–like the hawks riding the thermals. Step outside and enjoy the beauty around–it can do wonders. And I agree with LRC–keep creating as often as you can. Wishing you strength and peace.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I agree with LRC and CC. Keep creating and have as much fun as you can. Your earrings are so happy – cheers me up just to look at them. Lovely.

  4. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These definitely have that tropical vibe. Beading when you have the chance will help. Maybe a couple of pieces for your daughter to put away until she is old enough to wear them. When she is old enough to give to her you can tell her the story that led to those pieces.

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    These remind me of tropical bird of paradise blooms! So much fun!
    These are trying times, indeed…even more for some folks. Let’s pray that there is hope and a cure/vaccine very soon.

  6. J Cossin
    J Cossin says:

    Thank-you fellow beaders! All of your commentary has put an instant smile on my face, and made my heart happy. It really is amazing to connect w others that understand you on another level!! Sending out Reiki healing love and energy! ❤️

  7. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    JC, I love your earrings! They’re bright and cheery. I have an idea ( if its sunny and warm)-put on your favorite summer outfit and these awesome earrings. Make a drink with Italian Soda (and a little moscato, if you like), put a few frozen fruit chunks at the bottom of a pretty glass -add crushed ice and a straw. put the kids down for a nap and go outside and sit in the sun. I know it sounds silly, but sunshine and this drink always make me feel happy! Don’t forget the earrings! Take a selfie-even if its only for 30 minutes! Then just breathe! Will keep you in my prayers!

  8. kye
    kye says:

    These are so fun. They are perfect for your dream vacation. Love the bright cheerful colors.

  9. J Cossin
    J Cossin says:

    Thanks ladies!, Great idea Kye!!

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