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Rainbow Dichroic Saturn Earrings, Black Lampwork Handmade Jewelry Gift

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Even though they might look like it, the RAINBOW 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 / flying saucer shape, pewter bead caps, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver The lampwork beads started out as individually created jet black 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.
To perfectly accent the rainbow saturn beads, glowing pewter bead caps and sparkling Swarovski crystals were used.  The bead caps are made from lead free pewter and have a vintage silver glow.  To add interest, the bead caps design is reminiscent of swirling arms, like those seen from far away galaxies.  Nestled into each upper bead cap is a 6 mm, faceted  Swarovski crystal bicone in a color called “crystal paradise shine.”  The surface of the crystals are coated with a permanent multi-colored finish that radiates shades of purple, blue, green and pink.  Adding extra sparkle, a 4 mm crystal paradise shine Swarovski crystal was added to each sterling silver French hook earwire.   Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the RAINBOW SATURN lampwork earrings were created for the woman who adores wearing eye-catching jewelry that no one else in the universe has!

  • Rainbow Saturn dichroic and black lampwork glass beads:  app. 16 mm x 10 mm (0.63” x 0.4”); artisan made by Lea Avroch
  • Swarovski crystalsL  faceted 6 mm and 4 mm crystal paradise shine bicones
  • Metal:  sterling silver and pewter (bead caps)
  • Earwires:  sterling silver French hooks with Swarovski crystal accents
  • Length:  app. 1.5” / 3.8 cm measured from the top of the sterling earwires

***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the RAINBOW 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 the complex, expensive procedure, only a handful of companies produce dichroic glass for artists to use for their designs.

Even though man made, glass and crystals are said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication.   Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality. 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 RAINBOW 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!
***  The beautiful jewelry found in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.


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