Thin, hammer formed vertical bar earrings with subtle rustic texture, featuring small luminous green trade glass beads. Mounted on solid sterling silver earring hooks.
The design is casual and minimalist, centering on the simplicity of the silver bars and the pop of color that the glass brings. These have an effortless look and feel about them.
These earrings are made to order, the pair in the photos is sold and yours will be created just for you with it’s own unique trade glass beads.
-Solid sterling silver bars are hand hammer formed and feature a very subtle rustic surface texture from the forming.
-A recycled trade glass bead is mounted on each silver bar, held in place by the flared ends of the bar.
-Recycled/Trade glass is semi-round in shape and a soft leaf green in color with a raw tumbled surface texture. Some have surface inclusions and all are translucent (light can pass through).
-I will choose a pair of trade glass beads from my collection to create your bespoke earrings. Each one is unique and they are all beautiful.
-Total length of earrings from top of earring hook to bottom of design is 42mm (1 5/8″). Drop length from the connecting point at bottom of earring hook to bottom of design is 28mm (1 1/8″).
-Silver bars are 28mm (1 1/8″) length, 3mm wide at flared ends, 2mm wide at center.
-Trade glass beads vary slightly in shape and size but are all semi-round and average 7mm (1/4″) in size.
-Solid sterling earring hooks complete the design.
ABOUT TRADE GLASS
Trade glass beads are a type of hand formed (usually kiln fired) indigenously produced African bead created from recycled glass, using an age old process that has been around for centuries. It is sourced from sea glass, old medicine bottles, soda bottles and the like. Used as a form of token currency from the 16th-20th centuries, it derives it’s name.
The beads I use are produced primarily in Ghana West Africa. They are Fair Trade.
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