Swallow Tattoo Blueberry Flower Earrings. Czech Glass Flowers, Antiqued Brass Swallow, Bronze Findings. Sailor Jerry. Jerry Collins Tattoo.
Swallow Tattoo Blueberry Flower Earrings. Czech Glass Flowers, Antiqued Brass Swallow, Bronzed Findings. Sailor Jerry/Jerry Collins Tattoo inspired.
The antiqued brass swallows are delicate and exquisitely detailed.The the cute glass flowers are made of 2-tone glass (blue/green) the gorgeous colours shift and move depending on how the light hits them. All hand wired together using antiqued bronzed wire and findings.
The swallow tattoo was a symbol used historically by sailors to show off their sailing experience. Of British origin in the early days of sailing, it was the image of a Barn Swallow, usually tattooed on the chest, hands or neck. According to one legend, a sailor tattooed with one swallow had travelled over 5,000 nautical miles; a sailor with two swallows had travelled 10,000 nautical miles.Travelling these great distances was extremely difficult and dangerous in the early days of sailing, so one or more swallow tattoos denoted a very experienced and valuable sailor. Another legend holds that since swallows return to the same location every year to mate and nest, the swallow will guarantee the sailor returns home safely. It is also said that if the sailor drowns, the swallows will carry their soul to heaven. It is considered a staple of the "British Traditional" and "Sailor Jerry Collins" style tattooing.
The swallow also represents love, care and affection towards family and friends, showing the loyalty of the person always returning to them. The bird also represents freedom and hope.
✩Size (all measurements are approximate)✩
5cm from top of finding to bottom
Swallow 1.8cm long by 1.6cm from wing tip to wing tip
These earrings come with very secure lever back findings (as pictured) which are suitable for pierced ears. But can be replaced (free of charge) with:
*large kidney wires, suitable for wearing though gauged tunnels, or if you prefer a longer earring (this will add approximately 2.5cm to the overall length).
Just add a message to me on your "shopping cart/Add a note to your order" to say what sort of ear-wire/finding that you want. If you do not include a message I will assume that you want the finding as shown in the photo.
Your purchase will come gift wrapped in a lovely organza bag, acid free coloured/patterned tissue paper (colour+patterns may vary depending on season/item) and a sturdy outer packing mini corrugated cardboard box, ready to give as a loving gift to someone special or for a treat for yourself.
If you have any special requests, please ask.
If you like these earrings see my other listings for a beautiful coordinating necklace, or if none are listed message me and request a custom design.