Monday, February 16, 2009

Stained Glass Jewelry


I've been playing around with making stained glass jewelry lately... and I must admit that I love it. When I saw this glass I bought it for the purpose of making jewelry...no stained glass window in mind :) I made several pendant shapes and some simple triangles for earrings... nothing too heavy of course.


After soldering the pieces I used a copper patina on them. I think the copper looks great with the colors in the glass. I also soldered on some copper coils to the earrings.



Then I added some red swarovski crystals and some gold filled findings.



Here is a picture of the necklace pendant I did as well. Again with the swarovski crystals... I do admit they a great punch of sparkle and thats why I'm loving them so much right now.




And the set! The necklace back has been finished off with leather to protect clothing/skin from any wire ends and solder bumps. I use 100% lead free solder. . . but still it doesnt feel great next to the skin ;) I will get better pictures and up and get these on my website later tonight. :)


3 comments:

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

These are all awesome! Love them!

Alexis said...

I LOVE the necklace pendant! Beautiful!

karlanathan said...

The backing on the pendant is a good idea! And the whole set is really lovely