Friday, October 14, 2011

The ELEGANCE COLLECTION - for Multiple Use Wear !

Go from WORK to a DATE NIGHT with this Lampwork coin necklace.
This 20 inch necklace also contains smoky Quartz beads, mystic topaz Crystals and glass bronze beads.
The necklace is closed oith an ornate pewter oval toggle clasp.

Silver plated French Hook dangle earrings drop 1 1/4 inches.

Lampworking is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It was also known as flameworking or torchworking, but the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps. Although the art form has been practiced since ancient Syrian (1 Century B.C.E.) times, it became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. In the mid 19th century lampwork technique was extended to the production of paperweights, primarily in France, where it became a popular art form, still collected today. Lampworking differs from glassblowing in that glassblowing uses a blowpipe to inflate a glass blob known as a gob or gather, whereas lampworking manipulates glass either by the use of tools, gravity, or by blowing directly into the end of a glass tube.

Smoky or smokey quartz is a brown to black variety of Quartz. Like other Quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal. The smoky colour results from free silicon, formed from the silicon dioxide by natural irradiation.

Crystals are also used in this set.