- These earrings are handcrafted with:
Lampworked glass strawberry beads,
Green glass stem beads,
Sterling silver plated French hook ear wires.
- Approx. 1 inch/ 2.54 cm drop
I don’t know about you, but strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. With so many different ways to enjoy them, they bring a lot of joy every summer. These strawberry beads definitely remind me of the fruit, shiny and bright red.
Strawberries have a long and colorful history. The strawberry was a symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and red color. To symbolize perfection and righteousness, medieval stone masons carved strawberry designs on altars and around the tops of pillars in churches and cathedrals.
Also, Madame Tallien, a prominent figure at the court of Emperor Napoleon, was famous for bathing in the juice of fresh strawberries. She used 22 pounds per basin, needless to say, she did not bathe daily.
When you wear these earrings, carry with you the delicious joy of the strawberry.