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 center of 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 creates such a beautiful effect!
I line the hole of each bead with a sterling silver tube rivet.
This piece is hung with one of my A-Frame style ear wires.
These earrings are fully annealed. (3 times!!!)
The ear wire drops (from the top of the loop, to the center of the bead) is approximately 1 3/8″
The beads size is approximately 1″ x 1 1/8″.
These earrings are extremely light. You will forget you are even wearing them, except for all of the glowing compliments you will receive!