Plastic Earrings(163 items)
Discover the unique collection of Plastic Earrings that NOVICA artisans have designed and crafted for you:
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Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
Featured Reviews on Plastic Earrings
A Fun Pop of Color & Whimsy
These earrings are adorable. I love them! They are so colorful and bright. They bring a splash of color to any outfit I pair them with. The craftmanship is lovely. This was a great purchase. I recommend this product & the talented artist!
Rita Addo Zakour Wood carvings and beaded jewelry
"I do my designing with African concepts in mind."
"Since I began working with you, I've become a proud artisan. You have helped me grow and improve my designs and their quality. My design skills have evolved and I'm able to bring most of my ideas to life.
"It wasn't easy at the beginning. I might have a great idea... read more
Popular Plastic Earrings
Yellow Turquoise and Purple Recycled CD Dangle Earrings, "Color Explosion"$49.99
Artisan Rosario Leiva of Guatemala brings new life to recycled CDs in these beautiful and fascinating dangle earrings with sterling silver hooks. She melts the CD scrap in a mold, then artfully applies droplets of acrylic to achieve her desired colors--purple, turquoise, and yellow for this pair of earrings--and then fuses the CD material and acrylic together using a blow torch. The resulting effect is magnificent translucent color punctuated with air bubbles that create unique patterns.
About her work, the artisan says: "I love creating jewelry with materials that most people would discard. Let's all take the time to think about the endless opportunities we have to give 'waste' materials another chance."
Chinese Theme Recycled Plastic Earrings from Ghana, "Gift from Asia"$19.99
By Rita Addo Zakour, these elegant earrings pay tribute to the Chinese people who began making their home in Accra in the late 1940s. She crafts the pair with beads derived from recycled plastic drinking bottles. They depict an Asian shield in black and ivory.
Multi-Color Wood Disc Beaded Dangle Earrings from Ghana, "Stacked Color"$14.99
These sese wood bead dangle earrings are stacked with joyful color. Rita Addo Zakour of Ghana designs these earrings with a translucent recycled plastic bead on the top and bottom of each colorful stack of wood discs. and brass hooks.
African Handmade Eco Friendly Wood Bead Earrings, "Peace"$25.99
Crafted by hand, sese wood beads reveal colorful geometric patterns. Flanked by globes of recycled plastic, these eco friendly earrings boast a natural chic. Elizabeth Alorchie-Apetor names her design which means "peace" in the Ewe language.