These Enthralling Dark Fairy Earrings like to skitter and play along and may whisper naughty ideas into your ears Ok, that last part is me making a joke but these darling earrings look like they might take flight at any moment. Made from crystals and wing shaped metal beads they are just as cute as can be, but don’t tell the wee folk I said that.
But what is a Dark Fairy? First, we need to know what a Fairy is. They are a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural. Now we can get into what a Dark fairy is. The fairies of Irish, English and Scottish folklore have been classified in a variety of ways. Two of the most prominent categories, derived from Scottish folklore, are the division of the Seelie Court and the Unseelie Court.
Dark fairies will fall under The Unseelie Court which consists of the darkly-inclined fairies. Unlike the Seelie Court, no offense is necessary to bring down their assaults. As a group, they appear at night and assault travelers, often carrying them through the air, beating them, and forcing them to commit such acts as shooting at cattle. Like the beings of the Seelie Court who are not always benevolent, neither are the fairies of the Unseelie Court always malevolent. Most Unseelies can become fond of a particular human if they are viewed as respectful, and would choose to make them something of a pet.
Crystal beads– Quite simply they are glass crystal beads. By cutting the glass in just the right way, internal reflection from inside the shiny surfaces of the glass causes the light to reflect internally. This internal reflection results in sparkle as the glass is tilted, adding to its beauty.
However, Please Note: Crystal properties and color meanings listed on this site are for information purposes only. Always consult a physician for proper medical treatment.
If you would like to know more about the gemstones, rings, and items I use in making our handmade items like this, Enthralling Dark Fairy Earrings; please take a look at the Gemstone Description Page and my Chain Maille Descriptions page.