Tuesday, July 1, 2014


As the celebration of our country's birthday approaches, our thoughts go to a long holiday weekend with barbeques and beaches. Time for fun with friends and family at the height of summer! The highlight of the 4th of July holiday, of course, are the many fireworks displays that will be topping off the evening all across America. And being America with its competitive spirit, each town or city strives to outdo their neighbor with more extravagant displays.

In the spirit of the 4th of July, I channeled my inner pyromania into these rustic copper earrings with glowing red English cut Czech glass beads. To mimic the burst of lights, I wire wrapped small English cut Czech beads to my hammered copper connectors in a varied color pattern. They are listed in my Etsy shop.

Gloria Ewing
Chrysalis Too on Etsy
Chrysalis Jewelry on Artfire


  1. These are fabulous - I just love every element!

  2. Very festive and rustic at the same time!! Love these earrings!!

  3. Love these earrings! You really captured the energy in the fireworks and the rustic feels is fantastic!

  4. how fun are these earrings ? Very!
    love your copper components. extremely versatile. I can see them in a multi strand necklace too.

  5. They are very fireworks-y! But without being literal. I love that style of Czech glass, it works so nicely with your metal elements.