Sweet, vibrant, joyful. Holly Yashi's Picaflor Earrings embrace the essence of this magical creature. Dainty hummingbirds artfully detailed and hand-colored with exhilirating hues flit about from delicate ear wires. The perfect peek-a-boo style to dress up any look.
Dimensions: 1 1/4" x 3/4"
About the Artist
In 1981, recent college graduates Holly Hosterman and Paul “Yashi” Lubitz were searching for creative ways to use their degrees. Holly, who majored in studio art with an emphasis in jewelry making, and Paul, who graduated with a double degree in industrial technology and music, knew they wanted to work together. Combining their talents to lay the foundation for what would quickly become a successful jewelry business, they transformed their one-car garage into a design studio and started their lifelong career with Holly Yashi.
Holly’s first designs were hand cut animal earrings made of brass and silver. Within months they had a loyal following, and soon after Holly and Paul discovered the magic within a seemingly dull gray metal called niobium. Through an expedited oxidation process, niobium is dipped into a bath of electrically charged water which turns the metal into hues of rich, permanent color. Holly Yashi’s vibrant handcrafted jewelry has been enjoyed by loyal customers, longtime collectors, and enthusiastic new fans. Holly and Paul are grateful for the support of the Holly Yashi community, and look forward to continuing to provide jewelry lovers everywhere with wearable expressions of art and beauty.
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