Sugared Moss Green Lampwork Handmade Earrings, Topaz Swarovski Beaded Dangle Jewelry
Looking as if they are berries that have been dipped in glittering sugar, the SUGARED BERRIES lampwork earrings are truly unique! The highlight of the handmade earrings are the glowing, artisan lampwork glass beads with tiny bits of “sugared” glass dotting the outside of the beads. Topaz Swarovski crystals and copper bicones were added to complete a one of a kind pair of dangle earrings. Catching the light at every move, the earrings will be perfect to wear for dress up or for a casual gathering of friends. The SUGARED BERRIES earrings were carefully designed and created by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who loves beautiful jewelry.
- Sugared lampwork glass beads: app. 12 mm x 9 mm
- Swarovski crystals: faceted 4 mm “topaz” bicones
- Metal: copper and sterling silver
- Earwires: sterling silver French hooks with copper bead accents
- Length: just a bit over 1.5” / 3.8 cm measured from the top curve of the earwire
The beautiful sugared lampwork glass beads used in the SUGARED BERRIES beaded earrings were individually handmade by Susan of New Creations Beads who, unfortunately, is no longer making beads. They started out with a core of white glass that had translucent light moss green glass wound over it. There are wisps and specks of maroon glass included, which you can easily see in several of the photographs above. When the glass was still hot, a coppery glass frit (the sugar) was applied to give glittery texture to the beads. Do these beads ever catch the light and glow due to their coppery mirrored finish!
Because of the coppery “sugar” that cover the lampwork beads, I wanted to extend that glow. Copper bicones and topaz Swarovski crystals were chosen as complements. A copper bicone was nestled into both the top and bottom of the lampwork beads. A glittering 4 mm Swarovski crystal in a rich topaz color was stacked on top of the upper bicone. Then another copper bicone was placed on top of the Swarovski crystal adding more warmth to the overall design.
The lampwork glass beads, the copper bicones and the Swarovski crystals were strung on handmade (by me) copper headpins with a hand hammered loop at the bottom. The top of the headpin was carefully wrapped into a loop and connected to sterling silver French hook earwires. Two copper beads were added to each earwire for a professional finish to the SUGARED BERRIES earrings.
For a better understanding of the size of the SUGARED BERRIES lampwork earrings, please see photo #5 for a size comparison with a dime.
Even though man made, glass and crystal is said to carry the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Copper is believed 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 SUGARED BERRIES earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!
***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.
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