These recycled glass earrings are made by flameworking recycled bottle glass.
I first collect old discarded bottles from restaurants and bars. 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 recycled glass into the work you see here.
The color of these earrings are enhanced by using a fired-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.
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 also have a hook in the back, so that it minimizes losing them.
These earrings are fully annealed.