French Blue Modern Circle Earrings on recycled sterling silver.
Adorable blue glass disks on silver earrings. I hand craft these blue disk beads from Effetre glass. They are very light. The disks are 16mm (just over 1/2 an inch) and the overall earring is about 22mm (just under an inch). The beads go from my torch, directly into the kiln to strengthen them, overnight. I then hand make and texture the ear wires from 20 gauge sterling silver.
A little background about my jewelry… I handcraft each glass bead in my studio with a torch and immediately put it into a kiln to stabilize the glass. This process of annealing usually happens overnight. The colors that you see come from glass rods that are melted and wound around a mandrel in layers and encased in clear glass for added depth. Many of my beads have fine silver, 99.9% pure silver, either in the beads or on the outside of the beads. This silver is specifically made for lampworking and comes from Italy. I primarily use Effetre glass, also from Italy.
Because of the nature of monitors some colors may vary slightly from what you see on your screen. I do my best to make sure that what I see on my screen matches what I see in natural lighting. If you are unsure about an item or would like to see they color against a different background, please do contact me.