April 6, 2010

glass earrings

The glass earrings were more difficult than the necklaces (03/10/2010 post) because they are much smaller. I had to tweek the burn times, as too much temperature made them shrink and to little made them not lay down right. I make these abstract earrings with various pieces of  "warm" glass, cutting out shapes of colored glass, then layer, between the glass, I put some "kiln blanket, to create the opening for the earring assembly. With the right temperatures and hold times, they emerged beautifully. Here are a couple examples...

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