A pair of unique and fun mini bubble bee earrings handmade from glass that are light weight and comfortable to wear. Super cute way to accessorize your outfit. Would make a great gift or to treat yourself.
Approximate Bee Size: 1cm (can vary slightly) Approximate drop length: 2.5-3cm (from top the hook) Ear hook material: surgical steel - hypoallergenic
My lampwork artisan glass items are handmade by myself, Darrelle in my cosy little studio in South Devon, UK. Each tiny bee is made individually and shaped by hand so size and shape might vary a little in each pair adding a touch of character to each bee.
How it's made: The glass is melted until molten using a 1700° flame from a dual fuel torch. When the glass is hot and melted it acts like honey, the hotter it is the more it moves and drips. So, when the glass is acting like set honey, I can start wrapping it around stainless-steel rod and then its formed using both gravity and tools. Once it is complete it’s put into a kiln for several hours to bake then cooled down slowly, this is how the glass is hardened to make it durable.
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