Nesting Bird Earrings
"Spring is the time of plans and projects." -Leo Tolstoy
What better time of the year to hatch new ideas? These little bluebirds are still incubating their spring projects, and they were lucky to be able to do it on the beautiful grounds of the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. I was just there for a flameworking retreat and just knew that these birds would love to sit for a spell in such an extraordinary place. These are a little on the adventurous side, and hang down 3" from the top of the handmade sterling silver French hook ear wires.
I make all of my own glass beads and headpins from soft glass using a propane and oxygen torch, and they are fully annealed overnight in a digitally controlled kiln for durability. My beads are carefully cleaned with a high speed rotary tool and inspected before assembly into jewelry. Most of my lampwork glass pieces are one of a kind and may be treasured for many years to come. All of my jewelry comes in packaging suitable for gifting.