Friday, November 5, 2010
When I was in high school, I took a lot of art classes. I loved art. And after I'd exhausted my schools curriculum of art classes that they had available, my teacher "designed" a class just for me due to my enthusiasm under his tutelage.
In this class, he taught me how to etch glass. A skill that I retained and carried on with me into life after high school and even made a decent amount of money at as a side-business for a while. I'd travel to different people's homes and businesses and create hand-drawn designs for the windows, mirrors or sliding glass doors of their homes.
You would be amazed, even to this day, how much etching solution I have left over from this time in my past, and when I decided to design jewelry how useful that solution became again!
Now, instead of buying my beads for my jewelry already clouded, I cloud the glass myself! And that's what I did with each of the teardrops in this collection of earrings featured here today.
The Frosted Elixir earrings set is made from tiny glass teardrops that have each been carefully dipped in etching solution to create a satin sheen to their surface before being securely wrapped in gold tone wire and set to dangle from matching handmade earring hooks.
Each pair of these wire wrapped teardrop earrings is made to be delicate and light weight, making them easy to wear even on the most sensitive set of ears.
Not only are they offered as a set in gold, but also in silver as well as available individually. You can click this link to explore those options further.
Frosted Elixir Wire Wrapped Teardrop Earrings - Set of Seven
Bits n Beads by Gilliauna
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