The handmade glass beech leaves you see on these pages are individually sculpted in the flame of a torch from rods of colored Italian glass. Natural leaves are actually quite opaque, but I have found that leaves made from opaque glass have a very flat and uninteresting appearance. To give these beech leaves more depth each has been made by layering a transparent glass color over an opaque color.
I've made an attempt to capture the autumn color transition as the beech leaves mature from their summer green. They begin by turning a lighter, more olive green. As the green pigment fades the golden brown and reddish hues underneath can be seen. The dry leaves finish in a deep brown color.
The glass beech leaf jewelry I've created features necklaces in Early, Middle and Late Season varieties. This lets you choose a palette that complements your fall wardrobe whether it leans toward greens, yellows or russet browns. Earring sets to match each of the leaf colors are available.
Because I believe the warmth of gold works best with these colors I have not photographed jewelry pieces with the glass beech leaves on Sterling Silver. However, if this would suit your personal taste I would be happy to produce any of the pieces you see above on Sterling Silver findings.
More information about the components and construction of each piece is available by clicking on the thumbnail photos above. For ordering information, follow this link to the Ordering and Contact Page.