Multi-Color Earrings

Measurements: These earrings hang about 1.5 inches long. Handmade lampwork glass beads with sterling silver findings and tiny Czech glass beads. These earrings may vary slightly from the image pictured as they are handmade.� I make beads from glass rods that come from Italy, Germany, China, and the U.S. Sitting at a torch that�s about 3,000 degrees I melt, shape, and decorate the glass, and then anneal my beads in a kiln overnight to make them strong and stable. I use my beads to construct jewelry and to create beaded handles for objects such as jam spoons, cheese knives, and coffee scoops. I especially enjoy this aspect of my work because I like creating pieces that are functional. In my jewelry I incorporate sterling silver chain and findings and sometimes semi-precious stones such as citrine, turquoise, lapis, and pyrite.