Snowflake Obsidian Earring Collection



Shipping to United States: $12.64
  • Details
    This is a small collection of earrings I made with the gemstone snowflake obsidian. I love this stone because of its interesting black and white markings, which to me looks like snowflakes against a wintery dark sky.

    Obsidian is formed when lava from a volcano rapidly cools. This stone is associated with purity and the healing energies of this stone help achieve balance of mind, body and spirit.

    With the above in mind, I planned a simple colour palette of silver, black and white with a equally minimalist, almost industrial in appearance, aesthetic. My aim was to keep the colours simple and instead play with shape and texture resulting in some visually interesting and unusual jewellery pieces.

    They are numbered in the photographs with individual descriptions as follows:

    1. The focus here are two pairs of snowflake obsidian spherical beads, in 8mm and 6mm. These are paired with an interesting wavy textured spacer bead. The unusual component here are the frosted grey floral ear wires. These have a cut out flower pattern, which I think is an interesting match to the black-white pattern of the obsidian. Total drop length: 2.3cm.

    2. This unusual pair combine the large 8mm obsidian beads with a vintage spring component. Total drop length: 2.7cm.

    3. A earring totem pole of contrasting metallic textures and shapes. This includes 2 pairs of 4mm round obsidian beads. The mixed metal textures include a vintage square bead, vintage matte silver, metallic black and bright shiny silver spacer beads. Total drop length: 3.1cm.

    4. Here the obsidian is paired with a statement textured metal bead. The main metallic oval pendant has lovely markings in striations diagonally across the surface. As such the light reflects and refracts beautifully from them Total drop length: 3cm.

    5. 4mm snowflake obsidian bead paired with barel shaped silver textured bead. Total drop length: 2.3cm.

    All purchases are packaged carefully in custom lino printed packaging with either boxes, pillow boxes or organza ribbon pouches.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United Kingdom

    Processing time

    1-2 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Custom and personalised orders

    I offer many custom options, particularly in my ceramic pendant range. All the information is included in the listing details, but feel free to contact me with additional info or questions. I will always speak with you first, before making a custom order, to clarify your design and before sending to check you are happy with the outcome. I ask 10 days from confirmation of order in which to make the piece. Shipping times are additional to this 10 days.

    I'm always happy to work with you to create something special and unique.

    Care instructions

    A lot of the components are natural materials so they can be fragile or prone to attack by water or rough handling. To protect your jewellery, please handle it carefully and remove it before bathing/showering, swimming and snoozing. It is also a good idea to avoid getting perfume, make-up or creams on jewellery.

    Gift wrapping and packaging

    I carefully pack all items in a padded envelope (preferably recycled envelopes where possible).

    I have a 'gift wrap' option and am happy to include gift messages. See my shop photos for examples of packaging featuring lino printed packaging, designed and hand printed by me!

    What metal do you use?

    Ear wires:
    These are most often silver plated or aluminium. I also use sterling silver, stainless steel (hypo-allergenic) and the listing info has specific information for each item. I am happy to alter ear wire type if possible, just ask. This also includes the clip-on style.

    Wire & findings (jump rings, connectors etc.):
    Most of the wire I use is either copper, aluminium or iron and plated with copper, silver or black colour plating. The thickness I most often use is 0.4mm.

    For more specific information about the components in a particular item, please ask.

    What gemstones do you use & can you make items in specific birthstones?

    Many and yes!

    I love to use semi-precious gemstones like agate, quartz, lapis lazuli (and many many more). I find the reputed mystical and healing properties of these stones interesting (and know many people do) so will include a few lines about these for the appropriate items.

    I think there's something special about using organic materials and wearing treasures from nature against one’s skin. I find it a joy to work with them and hope this positive energy will transfer to their new owners.

    See my 'birthstone jewellery' and 'healing jewellery' section in the shop to find these items.

    What are the clay/ceramic components?

    Clay components
    These are made using either stoneware fired and glazed clay (hardy but can be fragile if dropped) or air-dry clay. I really like working with the latter as there is limitless potential to create unique interesting components and finishes without needing to kiln fire. However it is a bit of a unknown quantity in that I’ve only recently started working with it and have no personal experience of how it behaves over time. The manufacturer information states this is very durable, particularly when varnished and is PVC free, containing only vegetable binders. I varnish these with a double coating but would still recommend taking special care with these components, particularly avoiding rough handling, water or intense heat/cold.

    What do you mean when you say 'recycled' materials?

    I use beads in a variety of sizes, colours, finishes and origins. I’ll be as specific as possible in the listings about materials. I do enjoy using recycled materials as much as possible mainly due the surprise of coming across unusual items of mysterious origins (!) and I’ll pick them up at places like charity shops, car boot sales etc. or even re-purpose my old jewellery. I will always replace ear wires and fastenings though for hygiene reasons.

    Postage costs: UK & International

    I send UK parcels Royal Mail second class as standard with proof of posting obtained. I also offer a expedited first class upgrade option.

    For USA parcels: I use standard (non-tracked) as default with a 6-7 working day estimated delivery.

    I also offer an upgraded option with tracking. This has a a 5-7 working day delivery estimate.

    **The free postage for American orders over $35 does not include tracking. You can upgrade to this option. Delivery estimate is 6-7 working days**

    Please note delivery can take longer at peak periods e.g. Christmas.

  • Reviews

    Reviews (2)


    Lovely--the shimmery effect of the silver is really pretty!

    These are sweet and so pretty!