These earrings feature intricately detailed, three-dimensional wooden Japanese ojime beads made of boxwood. These handcarved octopus beads are made out of boxwood and are signed by the artist. They are deceptively *light* because of the wood!
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.
These octopi hang from silver hooks, with 3 little swarowski crystals of dark saphire blue and violet color dangling from the bottom.
I also have surgical steel or sterling silver 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.
This item is available online in my etsy shop!