Thursday, August 27, 2015

Canyon de Chelly Earrings

I made these earrings with some of my most recently made  lampwork headpins. 
In lampworking you end up with a lot of small ends of rods so I have been using them up in this stratification series.
I had just visited a ceramic studio where the artist was making geological stratifications with all manner of clays and materials. We found that our process and results were somewhat similar albeit mine are on such miniature scale.

  These are the headpins I started with. They have a combination of enamel and frit between the layers.
Different colors of glass melt at different rates which make of the difference in the flow and size of the layers.

Being rather hefty to begin with I just added a couple of my "Spacey Crusters' and some African brass spacers to accent the lampwork headpins.
I finished them off with some little Faerystones copper earwires

 Canyon de Chelly
by Kimberly Rogers of NuminosityBeads

twitter - @numinositybeads


  1. Wow, I love them. Love your head pins. Lovely to read about your process too.

  2. Awesome headpins! And the little accents here are just right - I think I'd struggle to be so restrained!

  3. I know what you mean, Claire. Thanks so much for your comment.

  4. Thanks Malin, I have learned not to assume that everyone knows my process.

  5. Loving these stratifications. So unique.

  6. Loving these stratifications. So unique.