I love the deep red of this glass, called Striking Red. The rod is clear but when introduced into the flame it becomes a beautiful transparent red.
I made these two 12 x 8mm lampwork beads in my home glass studio, using Striking Red glass.
I have accented the lampwork beads with 4mm Swarovski Siam Red bicones,
and sterling silver rounds. At the end of
each earring dangles a pretty pewter hummingbird charm.
The earrings measure 1 3/4" in length and hang from
sterling silver leverback earwires.