Uniquely Distinctive and One-Of-A-Kind, this Matching Necklace and Earring Set has been designed with Italian Moretti Glass, Forever Blooming Floral Lampwork Beads …. (handcrafted by a U.S. Glass Artisan in the state of Oregon, and Properly Kiln Annealed) accented with complementing in color, facet cut Swarovski Crystal (peridot green) with all components in sterling silver ...
The Lampwork Beads have a solid deep purple base, adorned with scrolling in green and dimensional florals in translucent purple over periwinkle blue.
The Heart Focal (alone - measures 1 Inch wide x 1 Inch high x 3/4 inch thick) with the design work appearing on both sides of the Heart. Hand wire wrapped on heavy gauge sterling silver, the focal pendant measures 1 1/2 Inches and dangles gracefully from a sterling silver necklace, which measures 24 Inches in Length (no clasp required) ... just slip over your head, and your off to go !
The Earrings (beads - measure 1/2 Inch high x 3/4 Inch wide). Hand wire wrapped on sterling silver, and dangling gracefully from my own bench crafted sterling silver elongated earring wire ... the earrings measure 2 1/4 Inches in length ..
(photographed in natural light - thus the "reflection" of light (white spots) on the glass beads - which do not actually appear on the beads or crystal)
We live in such a mass produced world that it is easy to forget that gifted glass artisan's are sitting in their studio's, creating beads at their torch, one at at time (and that their talent comes from years of practice as they refine their techniques). None of the lampwork beads that I use in my designs and creations are from a bead store and/or a craft store ... I purchase my lampwork beads directly from skilled glass lampwork artisans, that live in the U.S.
If you are new to Glass Lampwork Art, each bead is Individually hand crafted by heating solid glass rods to a molten state - the beads are created by wrapping and layering the molten glass around a steel rod (which becomes the bead hole). Depending on the skill of the Glass Lampwork Artisan, the end result can be phenomenal ! Lampworking involves carefully manipulating hot molten glass ... and no paint or painting is involved !
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