Borosilicate Glass Earrings

$18.95

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Beautiful Borosilicate Glass Earrings.  Earrings assembled  by Tieke. Beads made with Borosilicate Glass In recent years, with the resurgence of lampworking as a technique to make handmade glass beads, borosilicate has become a popular material in many glass artists’ studios. Borosilicate for beadmaking comes in thin, pencil-like rods. Northstar,Momka’s Glass, Trautman Art Glass, and Glass Alchemy are popular manufacturers, although [...]

Beautiful Borosilicate Glass Earrings.  Earrings assembled  by Tieke.

Beads made with Borosilicate Glass

In recent years, with the resurgence of lampworking as a technique to make handmade glass beads, borosilicate has become a popular material in many glass artists’ studios. Borosilicate for beadmaking comes in thin, pencil-like rods. Northstar,Momka’s GlassTrautman Art Glass, and Glass Alchemy are popular manufacturers, although there are other brands available. The metals used to color borosilicate glass, particularly silver, often create strikingly beautiful and unpredictable results when melted in an oxygen-gas torch flame. Because it is more shock-resistant, and because it is stronger than soft glass, borosilicate is particularly suited for sculpting and creating large beads, including figurines. The tools used for making glass beads from borosilicate glass are the same as those used for making glass beads from soft glass. Colored borosilicate lampworking glass is most often considerably more expensive than “soft” lampworking glass, and this is usually reflected in the selling price of handmade artisan borosilicate beads and other creations.

 

Leslie Tieke, Artist Statement

My focus is making unique one-of-a kind, fine silver jewelry. I love creating new collections that convey a meaningful message to the person wearing the piece— artistry—with a message.  The message may be of the Cross or found within a scripture. The message may be to find beauty in nature in a flower or a sunset or simply the symbolic meaning of a turtle to slow down and enjoy life.

I create each piece in my home studio with several kitty companions. I observe life in nature daily. I may apply and blend the colors from a sunset onto a silver leaf using enamels. Life inspires me, color excites me, and a good message warms my heart!

I hope each customer has a favorite piece to wear and enjoy sharing the message with others.  In the world of the iPhone and iPad it seems that “iMessage” with my jewelry collections!  Each day life offers the opportunity to be creative, today will bring new designs and inspiration to life in my studio. What will today’s message be?

My original jewelry collections can be found at tieke.net  and select stores.

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