These earrings are made from flameworking recycled glass bottles with a bit of added pigment.
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 fire-on 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.
These earrings are fully annealed.
The ear wires are handcrafted sterling silver.
The chain is steel.
These earrings are extremely light. You will forget you are wearing them!