Dichroic Glass Earrings - Teal Green Gold Blue with Swarovski Crystal
These lovely drop earrings are made by the fine folks at Renaissance Glass in Asheville, NC. They are dichroic glass with sterling ear wire, are primarily green with gold and blue highlights.
Measurements are: 1 3/4" long x 1/2" wide
From Renaissance Glass: "The glass we use in our jewelry is called dichroic glass. The glass was first developed for scientific applications such as lasers and space mirrors. Vaporized metal oxides are deposited on the glass in microscopically thin layers. The brilliant colors are produced from light being reflected just like what occurrs in a rainbow or a dragonfly wing.
There are an amazing amount of steps in creating every single piece of jewelry. Each piece is handled many times and there is no machine that can make our glass. We fire the glass to over 1400 degrees several times in order to achieve the right effect. Each firing can take up to 12 hours from start to finish. When the sheet of glass is cool enough, we cut the shapes with diamond tools, polish the glass, match the earrings by the patterns we see, and complete the design. It's a lot of steps and we do it by hand, but the results are worth it. It's like capturing lightning in a bottle and every time we open the kiln it's a new surprise."