Roman glass, Sterling Sand Dollars and Spears
These Tiny disks feature one of my Sand Dollar sculpts on their fronts and a plain texture with my little 永 on their backs. The overall circular medallions are 1/2" in diameter and the little, textured spears at the bottoms are 7/8" tall x 1/4" wide.
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 bebeautiful patinas of blues and greens, although other rarer colors can still be found.
These hang 2 1/2" from Sterling Silver earwires to the tips of the spears.