Super fun octopus figurines are the stars in these unusual and incredibly light earrings!
These earrings feature intricately detailed, three-dimensional wooden Japanese ojime beads made of boxwood. These handcarved snuggling hippo beads are made out of boxwood and are signed by the artist.
But look how adorable they are!
Because Japanese kimonos do not have pockets, small bags were used to hold personal effects. The bags were attached with a cord with two carved beads: A larger toggle bead (netsuke) and a smaller sliding bead (ojime). Ojime were also believed to have magical or protective qualities.
The octopuses hang from silver plated (over surgical steel) hooks, with tiny little accents of sparkly purple, blue, and violet Swarovski crystals.
I also have surgical steel, Sterling Silver, or Niobium hooks available on request if needed for sensitive ears, as well as little earring backings for folks who want them. Just let me know in Notes To Seller when purchasing.