Sunday, 15 December 2013
Just starting to list some earrings in my Etsy shop - not all of these are there yet (but if there is a pair you want, email me and I can invoice you or list them.
I have just 2 pairs left of my new glass ball studs. These are on surgical steel and the glass is wound straight onto the steel pin. Why steel? it has a higher melting temperature than sterling silver, which would melt in the flame, and it is (apparently) hypo-allergenic, which is probably why they use it for surgery. These are £10 a pair + postage.
Several pairs of very pretty earrings made from my own lampwork glass beads, decorated with genuine Swarovski crystals and on sterling silver ear wires - some hoops like above
and some on French (or Shepherds Crook) ear wires. All are £15 a pair.
And I am starting to list some sea glass earrings too. Again with Swarovski crystals and on sterling silver. All my sea glass is personally collected from beaches around the UK so I know it is genuine. Then I carefully drill it to make sea glass beads.
These pieces are perfectly frosted by the movement of the sand and waves - you do not get the same effect from mechanically tumbled glass, chemically etched or frosted with abrasive wheels - nor is that sea glass! I do not make my own glass using these methods (although Ebay is full of it, masquerading as genuine sea glass - price for rare colours such as red, yellow, blue should be a clue), I take holidays where I can walk along beaches collecting this for my own use.