The BRIGHT MOSAIC line is like mosaic work -- an assemblage of different-colored, different-shaped glass is arranged and fired together to become one piece. The pendants and earrings are then selectively cut from this mosaic sheet and fired again to make the final piece. Dichroic and iridescent glass is used in combination with solid colored glass to add some brightness and sparkle to the piece.
This corner of our studio is not production-oriented; each mosaic sheet is made only once. For the earrings, strips are cut from the sheets and each strip becomes five or six pairs of a particular design. IOW, these earrings are five-of-a-kind or six-of-a-kind, and when we run out the design is removed from the website.
To give them their silver frame, we grind a groove into the side of the glass and use the groove to wrap the sterling silver wire. This gives them a nice framed look without getting too heavy.