Friday, January 8, 2010
Carciofi Cairn Earrings
Completely serendipitously, I became a fan of the Mendocino Botanical Gardens on facebook, another fan saw my name and - because we share a surname though aren't related - clicked through to my website (www.ecochicdesigns.etsy.com), and ordered two pairs of Cariciofi Cairns. One pair was this set: thickly veined labradorite rounds are handwired with green recycled glass onto sterling silver and hang from sterling silver French wires.
Gotta love the internet!
CAIRN, noun, 15th century. Pronunciation: \ˈkern\Etymology: Middle English (Scots) carne; Scottish Gaelic carn; akin to Old Irish & Welsh carn.
Definition: a heap of stones piled or stacked up as a memorial, acknowledgement, or as a landmark.
"I CARCIOFI" is Italian for Artichokes.