Reimagined Components: This matching pair of vintage costume clip on earrings were turned into beautiful, dazzling gold-tone pendants. The many faceted purple glass gems dangle elegantly on a 17'' 2mm gold plated oval link chain.
Components Found in: Manhattan Beach CA
~Clip On Earrings~
Though there are many different types of non-pierced earrings (such as magnetic, stick on, spring-hoop, ear screws and cuffs, etc.) the clip on earring is the oldest form of non-pierced earrings. Clip on's started to catch on during the nineteenth century as women's hair styles became higher, tighter, and pulled back. It was only human nature to want to adorn the newly-exposed skin, though the church disapproved of any body alterations, including piercings. Thus, an innovative solution was born.
The most common and oldest form of glass is derived from silica, the main compound in sand, which is turned to molten then rapidly cooled. Glass can be man-made as well as found naturally occurring, such as volcanic glass. The use of glass is about as widespread as it can get, from decorative components, to structural forms, to technological uses.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.