Pink and Aqua Lamp worked Glass Gold Post Earrings With Swarovski
A distinctive, pretty Swarovski crystal and lamp work glass earring with lead-free pewter posts. Approx 2" long and beautifully boxed. The lamp work glass is made by hand (see description below)
Lampworked glass is the product of a process of glassmaking that was developed centuries ago in Italy. The name is derived from the gas torch, or "lamp," by which the artisan heats colored glass rods to fluidity and, in the case of beadmaking, winds the molten glass around steel wire (mandrels). The subsequent removal of the mandrel leaves a hole through the bead, for stringing. Lampworking is a skill that takes a lot of practice to perfect. Each bead has to be made individually, and the artisan must understand the properties of glass, the ways colors combine within glass and when to add decorative elements (e.g., some lampworked beads have flowers or decorative bumps).
"Pharaoh" Earrings with Gold Leverbacks and Dangling Black Onyx
Antiqued gold pewter lever backs and rare-shape black onyx with a pharaoh design ( I think!). Anyway, this earring is especially head-turning and gets a lot of attention. Everyone will ask you where you got your earrings, because it certainly was not at the mall! Approx 2 1/2 in long and presented beautifully boxed.
Gold Post High Heel Earrings with Swarovski
Antiqued gold pewter posts with an 8mm Swarovski crystal and rondelles and a gold dangling high heel! Named after Carrie on Sex in the City because of her love of shoes. Everyone will ask you where you got your earrings! (approx 2' long) and presented in a gift box.
Blue fan Cloisonné Earring with Rare Swarovski
Charming and eye-catching, the "Song" earring features antiqued gold pewter fan posts with cloisonne fan and vintage Swarovski crystal. This unusual earring is approximately 1 1/2" long and is presented in a classy blue and ivory box with magnetic ribbon. You will.really like this earring.
What is cloisonne?
Pronounced cloy-zon-ay, cloisonne beads are made by skilled artisans and valued for their beauty and versatility. Each bead takes up to nine hours to produce, in a complex process involving the creation of "cloisons" or cells, into which ground enamel is applied with a small brush. Strips of filigree are then added and fused to the base before firing. Finally, the newly minted enamel bead is polished and gilded. The handcrafted nature of cloisonne means that size, shape and color may vary slightly