Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Mixed Metal Polymer Clay Earrings, Lightweight Boho Handmade Jewelry

rustic copper and gold hand painted polymer clay earrings

The "Rustica" earrings feature artisan handmade polymer clay dangles with a rustic vibe, vintage pipestone beads and Swarovski crystals - lightweight jewelry for women.

Big and bold with a breathtaking mixed metal metallic sheen, the unique RUSTICA handmade earrings will definitely add a large dose of boho dazzle to your earlobes! The rustic, one of a kind earrings feature lightweight artisan dangles. They were individually created from black polymer clay, hand etched and then hand painted with shimmering gold and copper metallic acrylic pigments that highlight the etching. For a fun look, the dangles are similar in design but are also uniquely different, as you can see in the photos.  Wire wrapped above each polymer clay dangle are two vintage pipestone bauxite heishe beads from Ghana. The rustic, hand cut pipestone beads have such a wonderful earthy color, mostly brick red but with some creamy beige. Perched on top of the vintage beads is a single jet black swarovski crystals separated by a copper disc spacer. A perfect jewelry gift idea for the woman who appreciates wearable art and loves a boho look, the unique, lightweight RUSTICA artisan earrings were carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.

copper and gold polymer clay rustic jewelry

The rustic dangles were created from black polymer clay, hand etched and then painted with shimmering gold and copper pigments.

Here is the important information for the RUSTICA earrings:
  • Gold and copper polymer clay dangles: app. 42 mm x 20 mm (at widest); handmade by Pati Bannister
  • Vintage pipestone bauxite heishe beads: app. 7 mm x 5 mm
  • Swarovski crystals: faceted 4 mm jet black bicones
  • Metal: copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
  • Length: app. 3” / 7.6 cm measured from the top curve of the earwires

rustic polymer clay handmade dangle jewelry gift for her

The "Rustica" handmade earrings shown with a dime for size comparison.

The Desert Dog and I thank you for the shares of these earrings!



  1. Such unique and ultra stylish dangle earrings - gorgeous tribal presence! (Treats to Le Moosie!)

  2. Beautiful long dangle earrings. Love the detail in the polymer clay pieces.

  3. These polymer clay earrings in rustic colors are just lovely.

  4. Thanks for the kind words, Mary, Cathy and Sharon.

  5. Love the look of these rustic polymer clay handmade earrings

  6. wonderful colors in these rustic polymer clay earrings