Realistic glass blueberry earrings accented by handmade dark green glass leaves, on either Sterling Silver or 14/20 Gold Filled wires. You will have your choice between elegant marquise or secure lever back styles. Your earrings will be carefully packed in natural white cotton inside a free glossy black paper gift box with gold bow.
Blueberries go with everything. These earrings look great by themselves or with my other blueberry designs including the single blueberry and leaf necklaces and the blueberry bunch necklace. Because many moms refer to their new babies as "blueberry", they're an excellent pregnancy or new baby gift.
I select each pair of glass blueberries to match each other in size, shape and color. The blueberry beads on these earrings are just under 1/2 inch (11-12mm) in diameter. The overall length of the earrings from top of the ear wire to bottom of the berry is about 2 inches (50mm).
The Nature of Mother Nature
Almost nothing in nature is completely round, smooth or even, so I avoid making my glass fruit and leaves too perfectly. I put on splotches and speckles, make them a tidbit lopsided, and add other imperfections so that each berry or leaf is unique. This makes them look much more "real".
Process and Materials:
I create each lampwork blueberry bead and leaf one at a time by melting Italian glass rods in the flame of a torch, so no two beads are ever exactly alike. For the glass blueberries I build the glass right onto a twist in the copper wire stem. I don't use paint, so the color will never rub, flake or chip off. The ends of the flower star on each blueberry have been rounded to make them stronger and to prevent them from snagging on clothing.