Lampwork Jewelry: 14k Gold Lampwork and Purple Swarovski Earrings
by Scarlet Leonard
My favourite earrings in my collection at the moment are these 14k gold filled earrings. They feature stunning nebula style artisan lampwork beads (that I got from a dear friend) and purple Swarovski crystals.
When I saw the lampwork beads I knew that I wanted to make some earrings from them and I had also just stocked up on the Swarovski. The gold filled wire was all hand formed to make the ear wire and the wrapped loop head pin the beads sit on.
I love the colour of gold but I do have an allergy to it myself so these were a challenge to make having to keep my hands uncovered so I could work the wire properly. These took me a couple of hours because of having to stop and clean my hands and put cream on them.
Even after suffering with them I am so pleased with how they turned out and would go through the itching again just to be able to create beautiful earrings.