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Dichroic Glass Earrings, Asymmetrical Earrings, Lime Green Earrings, Niobium Earrings, Fused Glass Jewelry, Leverback Option, Made in USA

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Dichroic Glass Earrings, Asymmetrical Earrings, Lime Green Earrings, Niobium Earrings, Fused Glass Jewelry, Leverback Option, Made in USA

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  • Handmade item
  • Material: Glass, Silver
  • Location: Earlobe
  • Favorited by: 5 people
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From Warsaw, IN
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These modern asymmetrical earrings are handmade from fused dichroic glass. A longer rectangle of lime green supports a smaller crosspiece of blue. The blue ranges from turquoise to indigo depending on the angle you view it from. One earring is up and the other is down. They dangle from niobium ear wires that have been anodized to a deep blue. You can also instead choose Argentium sterling silver hooks or interchangeable sterling silver lever backs.

I make the glass myself, fusing it in my kiln at high temperatures. It is cooled slowly to give it maximum strength. These earrings are slightly more fragile than some of the others because they are single layers of glass laid crosswise rather than a solid double thickness.

The "di" in dichroic means two because it will show different colors depending on the angle of the light.

Model is wearing the same size/style of earring in different colors with interchangeable sterling silver leverbacks.

For more information on the materials and processes I use, please visit the Policies section of my shop.

Important Facts:
Length: Just over 1 1/2" (4 cm) from top of ear wire
Ear Wire: anodized niobium


Shanghai Tai LLC
Unique Artisan Jewelry
Handmade in the USA
#E0272
These modern asymmetrical earrings are handmade from fused dichroic glass. A longer rectangle of lime green supports a smaller crosspiece of blue. The blue ranges from turquoise to indigo depending on the angle you view it from. One earring is up and the other is down. They dangle from niobium ear wires that have been anodized to a deep blue. You can also instead choose Argentium sterling silver hooks or interchangeable sterling silver lever backs.

I make the glass myself, fusing it in my kiln at high temperatures. It is cooled slowly to give it maximum strength. These earrings are slightly more fragile than some of the others because they are single layers of glass laid crosswise rather than a solid double thickness.

The "di" in dichroic means two because it will show different colors depending on the angle of the light.

Model is wearing the same size/style of earring in different colors with interchangeable sterling silver leverbacks.

For more information on the materials and processes I use, please visit the Policies section of my shop.

Important Facts:
Length: Just over 1 1/2" (4 cm) from top of ear wire
Ear Wire: anodized niobium


Shanghai Tai LLC
Unique Artisan Jewelry
Handmade in the USA
#E0272

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Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Returns and exchange details

Unless noted in the item description, items are returnable if you contact me within 14 days of receiving the item. Due to the nature of my products, certain wedding & special occasion sales are final or subject to a re-stocking charge, so please be sure before you buy. (These will be noted in the item description.) However, even if they are not normally returnable, if there is a problem with the item when you receive it, however, such as shipping damage or a defect, please let me know. I stand behind the quality of my work and want you to be happy with your purchase.

Shipping policies

In stock items normally ship within 2 business days after payment clears. Some items may be made to order and these will usually be noted in the item description. If there will be a delay I will contact you immediately. If shipping time is an issue, feel free to contact me and ask if it is in stock or how long it will take.

Shipping prices in the U.S. are for parcel post through the USPS, insured, with a tracking number. Prices for shipping outside the U.S. is for USPS mail including insurance. Please be aware that International shipments may take WEEKS to clear customs and I have no control or responsibility for any taxes your country may impose, including VAT tax.

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MAILING LIST: Etsy does not give you a chance to opt in or out. As a result, when you make a purchase, I will assume that you would like to receive emails about any online specials and jewelry tips unless you tell me otherwise. When you receive your first email, there will be a link to change your preferences or unsubscribe, which you may do at any time.

ADDITIONAL INFO AND FAQs
Please contact me if you have any questions; I will be happy to answer them for you.

MATERIAL INFO

ARGENTIUM STERLING SILVER - is an improvement over regular sterling. It has a slightly higher silver content, .93.5% compared to 92.5% for traditiional sterling. The remaining metal consists of less copper and includes Germanium. Argentium doesn't tarnish as easily as regular sterling silver. It is also better tolerated by people who are sensitive to copper. For example, I personally cannot wear sterling ear wires but I can wear Argentium. In addition, Argentium is sustainable, because it is made with reclaimed silver.

BEADALON is the trade name of possibly some of the strongest, highest quality beading wire available. The number 49 in "Beadalon 49" stands for 49 strands of steel. Seven strands are woven together, then seven of those strands are woven together for a total of 49 strands. It also comes in 19 strands (Beadalon 19) and 7 strands (Beadalon 7)

DICHROIC GLASS is a type of fuseable glass that has a layer of microscopic metals reflect light. The "di" in dichroic means two, because it tends to reflect two different colors depending on the angle you view it from. The dichroic layer is part of the glass and will not wear off.

FINE SILVER is 99.9% silver, so it is more expensive than sterling (or Argentium) silver, which are only 92.5%. It also doesn't tarnish as easily as sterling. It is softer, so not as practical for wire-wrapping or pieces that need strength (like rings).

FUSED GLASS - I fuse the glass in my kiln at almost 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. The glass is fairly thick and actually very sturdy. All the glass is properly annealed (cooled slowly in my kiln). This strengthens it and helps protect against breakage. FUSED GLASS that is glued to bails or chains will eventually come unglued after a few years. If this happens, you can easily glue them back on. Peel off any old glue residue and glue them back on using E6000 glue which is carried by many stores, including discount stores, craft stores and probably hardware stores.

GOLD-FILLED - In order for jewelry components to be labeled as "Gold filled" they must have at least 1/20, or 5% of their weight in actual gold. Gold plated, however, is not regulated, and normally is only a very thin (like 7 millionths of an inch) layer of gold. What this means is that when you buy gold plated items, the gold will wear off. Gold filled items are always a better value than gold-plated. They are an affordable alternative to solid gold. If you care for them properly (by not using harsh cleaners, etc.) gold-filled items should last a lifetime. Gold filled is your best affordable alternative to solid gold

GOLD PLATED AND GOLD VERMEIL:
Gold vermeil is sterling silver with a layer of gold that is somewhere in between gold plated and gold filled as follows:
Gold plated: 2 to 7 millionths of an inch
Heavy plated sterling: 40 millionths of an inch or up to 20 times more gold than gold plated
Gold vermeil: 100 millionths of an inch, or 2 1/2 times more gold than the heavy plated sterling and up to 50 times more gold than gold plated.

METAL CLAY is made of particles of metal, usually silver, that is mixed with an organic binder. After I make a piece it is thoroghly dried and sanded. Then fired in my kiln at anywhere from 1100-1600 degrees farenheit. This burns out all the organic material and leaves only the metal. In the case of silver clay, what's left is fine silver, 99.9% silver content, as opposed to sterling silver which is 92.5% silver content. Although there is now a sterling silver clay, which would be 92.5%. The metal clays that I use consist mostly, if not entirely, of reclaimed metals.

NICKEL SILVER: not silver at all, but a base metal alloy containing nickel, copper and usually zinc. Named for it's silver color. (I do not normally use this, here only for comparison)

PEARLS: Pearls occur naturally when a foreign object, like a grain of sand, gets introduced into the shell of a living mollusk (an oyster or clam). The foreign object is irritating to the mollusk, so it coats the object with smooth nacre. There are two types of real pearls: freshwater and saltwater (or sea) pearls, depending on the type of mollusk that created the pearl. Sea pearls come from saltwater mollusks. They are round or close to round, sometimes a little pointy on one end. They can be white, silver, silvery/peacock, or even gold. South Sea pearls, gold South Sea pearls (Australian) and Tahitian pearls are all sea/saltwater pearls. Freshwater pearls come from mollusks that live in freshwater lakes. They are more affordable than sea pearls and come in all kinds of different shapes. Freshwater pearls naturally are white or peach colored -- if you see them in other colors they are either dyed or irradiated to give them those colors. If a pearl occurs all by itself without any help from man, it is a natural pearl. The overwhelming majority of pearls are cultured pearls. Cultured pearls come from pearl farms, where the mollusk has a little help when a person implants a "nucleus" (usually a tiny piece of shell) into the mollusk. The mollusk then begins to create a pearl, which usually resembles the shape of the nucleus. Whether natural or cultured, they are still genuine pearls.

UNDERSTANDING PEARL GRADES
(From Rio Grande Website)

AA-Grade--Available only in half-drilled pearls, these pearls are nearly blemish-free and present an excellent luster.

A-Grade--Pearl surfaces show a few insignificant blemishes. Their luster is good, exhibiting some depth.

A/B-Grade--Surface blemishes are seen easily. The pearl luster is moderate. This grade, though not perfect, is beautiful and offers the most economical value.

Akoya cultured pearls are traditional saltwater pearls originally only from Japan, though China now supplies them as well. Akoya pearls tend to be more valuable and display a greater luster than their freshwater counterparts.

Tahitian cultured pearls, originally cultivated from the black-lipped variety of the pinctada maxima oyster found in the seas of French Polynesia, offer a dark, lustrous sheen ranging from black to graphite to metallic silver and rich with bluish, purple and/or green overtones.

Cultured freshwater pearls are more economical and more readily available. The high-grade varieties of these pearls offer a luscious luster. Freshwater pearls can be found in numerous shapes that serve a wide range of jewelry designs.

TIBETAN SILVER: Base metal, typically iron coated in pewter with a silver plating. (I don't normally use this - here for comparison)

SILVER PLATED: See gold plated - it's the same.

STERLING SILVER: 92.5% silver, 7.5% other metals, usually copper. Sterling silver is stronger than fine silver.
MAILING LIST: Etsy does not give you a chance to opt in or out. As a result, when you make a purchase, I will assume that you would like to receive emails about any online specials and jewelry tips unless you tell me otherwise. When you receive your first email, there will be a link to change your preferences or unsubscribe, which you may do at any time.

ADDITIONAL INFO AND FAQs
Please contact me if you have any questions; I will be happy to answer them for you.

MATERIAL INFO

ARGENTIUM STERLING SILVER - is an improvement over regular sterling. It has a slightly higher silver content, .93.5% compared to 92.5% for traditiional sterling. The remaining metal consists of less copper and includes Germanium. Argentium doesn't tarnish as easily as regular sterling silver. It is also better tolerated by people who are sensitive to copper. For example, I personally cannot wear sterling ear wires but I can wear Argentium. In addition, Argentium is sustainable, because it is made with reclaimed silver.

BEADALON is the trade name of possibly some of the strongest, highest quality beading wire available. The number 49 in "Beadalon 49" stands for 49 strands of steel. Seven strands are woven together, then seven of those strands are woven together for a total of 49 strands. It also comes in 19 strands (Beadalon 19) and 7 strands (Beadalon 7)

DICHROIC GLASS is a type of fuseable glass that has a layer of microscopic metals reflect light. The "di" in dichroic means two, because it tends to reflect two different colors depending on the angle you view it from. The dichroic layer is part of the glass and will not wear off.

FINE SILVER is 99.9% silver, so it is more expensive than sterling (or Argentium) silver, which are only 92.5%. It also doesn't tarnish as easily as sterling. It is softer, so not as practical for wire-wrapping or pieces that need strength (like rings).

FUSED GLASS - I fuse the glass in my kiln at almost 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. The glass is fairly thick and actually very sturdy. All the glass is properly annealed (cooled slowly in my kiln). This strengthens it and helps protect against breakage. FUSED GLASS that is glued to bails or chains will eventually come unglued after a few years. If this happens, you can easily glue them back on. Peel off any old glue residue and glue them back on using E6000 glue which is carried by many stores, including discount stores, craft stores and probably hardware stores.

GOLD-FILLED - In order for jewelry components to be labeled as "Gold filled" they must have at least 1/20, or 5% of their weight in actual gold. Gold plated, however, is not regulated, and normally is only a very thin (like 7 millionths of an inch) layer of gold. What this means is that when you buy gold plated items, the gold will wear off. Gold filled items are always a better value than gold-plated. They are an affordable alternative to solid gold. If you care for them properly (by not using harsh cleaners, etc.) gold-filled items should last a lifetime. Gold filled is your best affordable alternative to solid gold

GOLD PLATED AND GOLD VERMEIL:
Gold vermeil is sterling silver with a layer of gold that is somewhere in between gold plated and gold filled as follows:
Gold plated: 2 to 7 millionths of an inch
Heavy plated sterling: 40 millionths of an inch or up to 20 times more gold than gold plated
Gold vermeil: 100 millionths of an inch, or 2 1/2 times more gold than the heavy plated sterling and up to 50 times more gold than gold plated.

METAL CLAY is made of particles of metal, usually silver, that is mixed with an organic binder. After I make a piece it is thoroghly dried and sanded. Then fired in my kiln at anywhere from 1100-1600 degrees farenheit. This burns out all the organic material and leaves only the metal. In the case of silver clay, what's left is fine silver, 99.9% silver content, as opposed to sterling silver which is 92.5% silver content. Although there is now a sterling silver clay, which would be 92.5%. The metal clays that I use consist mostly, if not entirely, of reclaimed metals.

NICKEL SILVER: not silver at all, but a base metal alloy containing nickel, copper and usually zinc. Named for it's silver color. (I do not normally use this, here only for comparison)

PEARLS: Pearls occur naturally when a foreign object, like a grain of sand, gets introduced into the shell of a living mollusk (an oyster or clam). The foreign object is irritating to the mollusk, so it coats the object with smooth nacre. There are two types of real pearls: freshwater and saltwater (or sea) pearls, depending on the type of mollusk that created the pearl. Sea pearls come from saltwater mollusks. They are round or close to round, sometimes a little pointy on one end. They can be white, silver, silvery/peacock, or even gold. South Sea pearls, gold South Sea pearls (Australian) and Tahitian pearls are all sea/saltwater pearls. Freshwater pearls come from mollusks that live in freshwater lakes. They are more affordable than sea pearls and come in all kinds of different shapes. Freshwater pearls naturally are white or peach colored -- if you see them in other colors they are either dyed or irradiated to give them those colors. If a pearl occurs all by itself without any help from man, it is a natural pearl. The overwhelming majority of pearls are cultured pearls. Cultured pearls come from pearl farms, where the mollusk has a little help when a person implants a "nucleus" (usually a tiny piece of shell) into the mollusk. The mollusk then begins to create a pearl, which usually resembles the shape of the nucleus. Whether natural or cultured, they are still genuine pearls.

UNDERSTANDING PEARL GRADES
(From Rio Grande Website)

AA-Grade--Available only in half-drilled pearls, these pearls are nearly blemish-free and present an excellent luster.

A-Grade--Pearl surfaces show a few insignificant blemishes. Their luster is good, exhibiting some depth.

A/B-Grade--Surface blemishes are seen easily. The pearl luster is moderate. This grade, though not perfect, is beautiful and offers the most economical value.

Akoya cultured pearls are traditional saltwater pearls originally only from Japan, though China now supplies them as well. Akoya pearls tend to be more valuable and display a greater luster than their freshwater counterparts.

Tahitian cultured pearls, originally cultivated from the black-lipped variety of the pinctada maxima oyster found in the seas of French Polynesia, offer a dark, lustrous sheen ranging from black to graphite to metallic silver and rich with bluish, purple and/or green overtones.

Cultured freshwater pearls are more economical and more readily available. The high-grade varieties of these pearls offer a luscious luster. Freshwater pearls can be found in numerous shapes that serve a wide range of jewelry designs.

TIBETAN SILVER: Base metal, typically iron coated in pewter with a silver plating. (I don't normally use this - here for comparison)

SILVER PLATED: See gold plated - it's the same.

STERLING SILVER: 92.5% silver, 7.5% other metals, usually copper. Sterling silver is stronger than fine silver.

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