These earrings are made from recycled chardonnay white wine bottle glass and backed with white pigment to bring out the natural beauty of the bottle color.
I first collect old discarded bottles from restaurants, bars and the street. I wash the bottles and remove the labels. I then cut the bottles by removing the necks and the bottoms, then finally cutting the bottles into useable pieces. At this point, I wash the pieces once again, and flame work the glass into the work you see here.
The color of these earrings are enhanced by using a fired-on white pigment.
Each piece has character of its own, imperfections are a natural part of using this unique form of glass, and the shapes are all hand created.
Each earring is lined with sterling silver and a black rubber accent. The ear wires are also handmade by me, and are super comfortable to wear. They have a hook in the back, so that it minimizes losing them. (especially with wearing a mask)
These earrings are fully annealed.
The ear wire drops (from the top of the loop, to the center of the bead) is approx. 1 3/8″
The beads size is approximately 1″ in diameter.
These earrings are extremely light. You will forget you are wearing them!