Monday, July 19, 2010
I am so very thrilled with how this set turned out. I made The Elixir Series earrings in both the warm tones of gold as well as a cooler set in silver and I'll soon also be making the set in clouded glass instead of clear. (I used to etch glass so I'm going to use my etching bath to cloud the glass by hand so you can look forward to seeing them in the future!)
These glass teardrop earrings are made with tiny transparent glass teardrop briolettes in seven different colors that have all been carefully and securely wrapped with gold filled wire then set to dangle on delicate matching gold-filled hooks. I designed the hooks by hand for a unique and graceful shape instead of using commercially made hooks.
Each pair of earrings in this set is 1.2-inch (3.3cm) in length and are made with care to be light-weight on pierced ears and easy to wear. In fact, I liked them so much I'm thinking of making a set to keep for myself as well!
You can find more of the (still growing) Elixir Series earrings both sold individually as well as in silver here: http://www.etsy.com/search_results_shop.php?search_query=elixir&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_8181103
The Elixir Series in Gold - A Set of Seven Pairs
Bits n Beads by Gilliauna
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