Gorgeous shimmery silver wrapped then encased beads. 1/2"D with 1/16" mandrel holes. Select color shade preferences... please.
Shimmery silvered glass - like moonlight on the ocean - wrapped with silver wire and encased in clear. Suspended from sterling silver ear wires, 1 5/8" drop from pierced earlobe.
I love making cabochons, but I don't enjoy setting them. Over the past few weeks, I've found a way to make them differently - and make them as pendants - I'm experimenting with the silvered glass... and of course, silver. These are a nicely wearable size and will slip over your favorite chain. the back is black - and plain, and there is no hole other than the one shown on the front of the pendant with the silver ring.
These are my two favorites! They're perfectly shaped, and the shimmer is amazing. This glass has a certain silver content in the glass and through the chemistry of the torch - you can encourage the silver to come to the surface and the sheen and blue is achieved through a process called reduction... but if you're not careful you can burn it off or turn it an ugly brown (which is a shame)...
So - they have a layer of silvered glass, silver wires/mesh... and a nicely uniform layer of domed encasing clear. with its own little hanging hole and a sterling silver ring.... so nice. Again, this is one that I'm tempted to keep... but.
Glorious encased silvered glass beads in varying versions - all coordinating with the earrings and pendants offered here today. This dozen measure 1/2"D and have 1/16" mandrel holes.
Revisiting this fun style.. but in pendant form! 33mm dia.
A few years back I made a series called "Comic" This is the same idea, only this time encased and as a pendant. This measures 31mm diameter and has a nice sterling silver hanging ring - so just slip it onto your favorite chain. The pendant is a variation of a cabochon... as it's domed - with a nice lens of clear over the design... but has a flat back and no hole other than the one for the ring.
I love how these beads turned out! These are 1/2" diameter beads with mandrel holes that measure 1/16". All these beads have silvered glass cores and some have inclusions of mica, palladium or fine silver wire - held just under a thin layer of clear encasing glass. Lovely, just lovely. : )
Jetstream Earrings - $50
These are available, and I will do remakes! for $50. These have a very subtle metallic sheen on the blue, are wrapped in silver, then encased in clear. 1/2" diameter, wired onto handmade ear wires. They dangle 1 1/2 " from earlobe.
Up above the clouds where things are so blue and clear. This set seems a bit more high tech than my norm. I love the sheen of the glass just under the uber thin encasing glass layer that holds the silver wires in place. 1/2" diameter beads with 1/1" mandrel holes. Stunning.