Sunday, February 28, 2010

Moon Rocks

They don't literally look like the moon but these new earrings certainly have some sort of lunar landscape, or alien planet thing happening.
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The base glass for these lentil beads is light ivory. Two thick ribbons of Double Helix Triton were around painted around the middle and then swirled with a thick ivory stringer. The last step was to hand press them into their lentil shapes using my stainless steel ice tongs - they were not reduced.

They're up in my 'Belvedere' Etsy shop.
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All the veining and smokey whorls are the silver in the Triton reacting with the sulfur in the light ivory glass. Sometimes it's fun to let the glass do a lot of the decorative work.

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Winter trees in Durand Eastman park, Rochester, New York.

1 comment:

WondrousStrange said...

I am seeing Jupiter's Stormy Eyes:) These are great!