Shiny Sterling and Color Change Amethyst Purple Etched "Sea" Glass Earrings - Lampwork and Silver - Mermaid Lagoon Series - Handmade


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Glass, Silver


Length: 1 3/4 Inches; Width: 1/2 Inches

Made by a US etsy artisan, I purchased several pairs of these handmade lampwork beads in various seaglass shades to make into a bracelet. Loving the irregular matte finish of real beach glass, I etched these to achieve the same effect. LOVE them! I surrounded the beads with handmade sterling bead caps and then suspended a milled, textured (looks like sand underwater!) round sterling disc between the bead and the handforged earwires. They are shiny, but can be oxidized, of course, to bring out the lovely textures in the silver and really set off the translucent bead. Just add a day to make the change and they are ready to ship!

They measure about 1 1/2" + long from the top of the earwires, and the discs are 1/2" wide. Perfect size for everyday and so lightweight that you won't even feel them on!

In Natural light, these appear amethyst purple in color, but I was surprised at the color change to pale blue with my so-called "natural" ott light I use for photographing items (see last photo- bizarre!). I have never noticed this before...

All the metal is sterling silver, and every component was handmade by me in my home studio (except the beads and the wire). This item is ready to ship in a classy gift box immediately. Watch for more of these items in the days and weeks to come as I get ready for a beach vacation of my own! ...I am always ready for a beach getaway!

These are the exact item pictured and are ready to ship!

See photo for some others that may be available...Only one in each color! Click here for more "sea glass" and REAL seaglass items, a favorite of mine:

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Cindy Preis

Cindy Preis

Auburn, California

An occasional soak in warm soapy water (yes, except for soft/porous stones like turquoise, they are safe for showering, too!) will keep your item looking new, as will daily wear, which inhibits tarnish. For orders $25+ I also include a small polishing cloth which can be used on dry pieces until it is completely black.

For shiny jewelry, I use a silver dip product for polishing. Just dip and then rinse in water. This will not remove black lettering.

If the text lightens (common inside of bracelets), fill in the letters with a Sharpie. Best hack ever! Wipe off the excess ink while it is still wet and sand off remaining residue to make the lettering pop again. I include sanding paper in every stamped bracelet order.
Exact wrist size is important for my bracelets! A 7-inch bracelet only works on a 6.75 inch wrist if it is chain. One with 1-inch beads that is 7" long may only fit a 5" wrist. So please send your exact wrist circumference if you are ordering a bracelet and want to love it a long time!


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