Rainbow Dichroic Red Saturn Lampwork Earrings, Handmade Jewelry Gift

Item Description

Even though they might look like it, the SATURN earrings weren’t discovered in deep space by the Hubble Telescope.  They aren’t from a faraway galaxy but were handmade right here on planet Earth and are waiting for the perfect earthling to wear them!  These one of a kind beauties feature artisan handmade lampwork glass beads in a Saturn shape and copper accents. The lampwork beads started out as individually created rich red glass rondelles.  To add radiant mystery, a band of rainbow dichroic glass was added around the middle of each rondelle. The bands were then encased in clear glass for a 3-D effect. As you can see from the photos, the colors of the bands are brilliant and color shift depending on how the angle of the light hits the dichroic glass.  The shimmering colors are the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Since each bead was individually artisan handmade, they are very similar but not exactly the same.
Red and copper is such a lovely color combination as these earrings show.  Bright copper bead caps with a textured leafy design cap each end of the Saturn beads.  Rustic copper discs and shiny copper bicones accent the top and bottom of each bead cap, adding even more texture.  Sterling silver French hooks earwires with copper bicone bead accents finish the earrings perfectly. Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the SATURN lampwork beads were created for the woman who adores wearing jewelry that no one else in the universe has!

  • Lampwork glass beads with dichroic:  app. 15 mm x 10 mm; artisan made by Lea Avroch
  • Metal:  copper and sterling silver
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks
  • Length:  app. 1.5” / 3.8 cm measured from the top of the earwires


***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the SATURN lampwork earrings, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a dime.
***  What is dichroic glass? Dichroic glass (pronounced dye-crow-ick) is a type of glass that has amazing multi-colored, reflective properties, especially when viewed at different angles. Extreme color shifts can often be seen. NASA originally developed dichroic glass for use in satellite mirrors and it was also used on re-entry tiles of the Space Shuttles. Sheets of glass have a special coating applied to it that involves vaporizing various metal oxides into a fine dust with an electro-gun. The oxide dust settles on and coats hot glass inside an airless vacuum chamber. Needless to say, because of of the complex, expensive procedure, only a handful of companies produce dichroic glass for artists to use for their designs.

Even though man made, glass is said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Copper is said to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.


The unique SATURN earrings were carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio. They will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag with tissue, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***  Photos of my jewelry are taken outside in natural light.  The colors of the items used to create the jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor.  Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.


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