I continue to be enthralled with the way that different shapes of glass create startling new effects. This time, I've tilted the glass so it hangs off the edge of the design, which really makes me feel like I'm coloring outside of the lines! The smallest mandala pieces have some of the best distortion that I've created yet, with 3 layers of glass in a very small space playing with the visual effects.
To create the focal piece for these earrings, I weave sheets of fabric from rose & yellow 14/20 gold fill wire or silver wire using a medieval fingerweaving technique. Then I cut this fabric into smaller pieces to embed behind the glass. The glass both magnifies the weave, giving it more definition, as well as collects the light, making the entire piece glisten.
Dimensions: The earrings are 7/8" high and 5/8" wide.
The earwires are nickel free, and are the new no-slip variety. These earwires actually have little "speed-bumps" on the back to help prevent them from slipping back out of the ear. I have sensitive ears myself, and can wear these with no problem.
Materials (all alloys are nickel free!):
Silver: Argentium Sterling Silver (the new tarnish resistant silver)
Gold Mix (Rose/Yellow): Rose and Yellow 14/20 Gold Fill