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Vintage American Thunderbird earrings

Metal colourgold

Handmade in the Otways


These beautiful Thunderbird pieces are sourced in USA, having been made there in the 1960s.  With some drilling from me, they're now earrings ready for adventures.  

Materials: 1960s American made Thunderbird components (silver: made from silver plated base metal or gold: made from brass), sterling silver handmade earring wires and joining components. 

Size: approx 7.5cm from top of hook to bottom of Thunderbird piece.  Please note the thunderbirds are not sterling silver, but all other earring components are handmade and 100% sterling silver.

I've kept the original patina on these gold (brass) pieces.  You may want to skip these if you want a perfect pair as these do show signs of their previous life.  If you love vintage and pieces with a story, these are perfect for you.  

Handmade in Betsy Blonde’s studio, amongst the trees in the Otways, Victoria.


Meet the Maker

All Betsy Blonde pieces are created by Jacqueline Betsy, in her studio amongst the Otway forest. A lover of jewellery from an early age, Betsy Blonde's work is created using traditional metal working techniques incorporating hand selected gems and found vintage glass pieces. Every piece features silver or gold, sourced in Australia. Read more.

Our philosophy

Gems, vintage glass and recycled metals are used to bring you pieces that are made to be worn, and loved, for many years to come. Read more.

Vintage American Thunderbird earrings


From the Otway forest

All Betsy Blonde orders are shipped securely from our Otway forest based studio.

Gift-ready packaging

Purchases are wrapped in our signature Betsy Blonde packaging, ready for gifting (or keeping).

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