Petite Brass and Roman Glass Earrings
As part of a limited release, each earring in this pair features one of our tiny, Brass, sculpted "Saucer"s beads snugly framing an ancient Roman Glass bead, and inside of those is one of our super tiny brass beads; it's through these center holes that we've wire-wrapped the whole assembly with Sterling Silver wire and earwires- a lot of work went into this tiny pair!
Roman glass is the result of a stunning piece of historic craftsmanship dating back 2,700 years to the time of the Roman Empire. The people of the Roman Empire used more glass than any other ancient civilization. The same sands used to make the glass helped preserve it through the centuries, shaping and molding it into the beautiful pieces excavated today. Two thousand years of burial in minerals and soil combined with wind and weather has resulted in pigmented deposits on the surface of the glass. Through oxidation, the pigment has developed into beautiful patinas of blues and greens, although other rarer colors can still be beautiful patinas of blues and greens, although other rarer colors can still be found.
Brass saucers are each 3/8" diameter and these hang 1 1/8" from Sterling silver earwires.