These earrings are made using a technique called fusing. My process has 3 fusing cycles.
Each bead is hand cut and ground to shape. once this is to my liking, I fuse the glass to smooth out the edges. I then drill a hole in the beads and add the black backing. This is fused in again. And finally, I add the 23Kt. fired on bezel of gold on the edges. This is the 3rd and final fusing. The gold creates such a beautiful effect!
The hole is lined with a sterling silver rivet with a rubber grommet accent.
This piece is hung with one of hand made hoops. (12 gauge sterling silver)
These earrings are fully annealed. (3 times!!!)
The sterling silver hoop is approx. 3/4″ in diameter.
The beads size is approximately 1″ x 3/8″.
These earrings are extremely light. You will forget you are even wearing them, except for all of the glowing compliments you will receive!