Long silver tone ear hooks and small lampwork beads make up these earrings. Not heavy at all! These are fun to wear and summer time ready!
All my beads are made by myself, and annealed in a digital kiln directly from the flame. They have been cleaned for your convenience.
When glass melts, it becomes a liquid-pliable and easy to manipulate into the shape you want. Glass will cool off the quickest where the 'skin' contacts the air. This means while the outside cools and hardens, it will contract, while the inner core is still liquid and will need to expand! This creates a lot of stress, and there will be cracks and weaknesses in the glass.
By placing the hot glass in a waiting hot kiln, the glass is able to equalize and the kiln cools off very slowly, letting the glass reach one temperature at the same time. This process will create a stronger bead for life on a bracelet or necklace or key chain.