Dark Orchid | Stud earrings
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Slightly oval shaped stud earrings. Handmade fused glass cabochons with a hypo-allergenic surgical steel backing.
Size: 8 x 10 mm.
The Dark Orchid Collection consists of a limited number of pendants, drop and stud earrings, bracelets and statement rings. The intricate pattern of the white, pink and purple / burgundy glass was achieved through an elaborate procedure involving many fusing cycles. The original slab was cut in small stripes, flipped by 90 degrees, realigned and refused. This process was repeated multiple times, finally leading to the delicate pattern.
Cut-off order dates for guaranteed on-time delivery for Christmas 2022
The dates below take my order processing time (1 - 2 days) and the offical carrier dates into account.
We are happy to wrap your gift, add a personal card (with your text) and ship directly to the recipient.
|Deliveries within Australia||Regular Post||Express|
|WA, Far North QLD, NT and other remote areas||30 Nov 2022||12 Dec 2022|
|Deliveries interstate to metro and NSW regional areas||13 Dec 2022||
16 Dec 2022
|Deliveries within Sydney, NSW||16 Dec 2022||19 Dec 2022|
|Asia Pacific, Western Europe,
all regions not mentioned below
|21 Nov 2022|
|27 Nov 2022|
NZ and UK
|07 Dec 2022|
All orders are carefully wrapped; staying true to our low-waste philosophy, we recycle packagin materials and/or use recycled and recyclable materials wherever we can.
All orders ship from Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Orders within Australia are shipped with SENDLE or Australia Post. International orders will be shipped with the more cost effective carrier available for the destination country. Once your order has shipped you will receive an email and or text message (if phone number provided at checkout) with the tracking information.
Track your order here:
- SENDLE website: https://try.sendle.com/en-au/tracking
- Australia Post website: https://auspost.com.au/mypost/track/
For our complete SHIPPING & RETURNS policy, click here.
When can I expect my shipment?
Unless clearly marked as "handmade to order", items listed on this Website are ready to ship, and orders will be processed within 1 - 2 business days.
Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for "handmade to order" to ship.
All other aspects of handling and shipping are described here.
What should I know about handcrafted kiln-fired glass?
Kiln-fired glass is beautiful and surprisingly sturdy, and colour its most striking feature. Transparent and translucent glass transmits light, whereas translucent and opaque glass reflects light. Often, I combine glass of different types and colours, creating unique pieces that change their look depending on the surrounding light conditions.
When photographing my products, I take special care to represent colours as accurately as possible. However, due to variations in computer and device screens, colours may appear slightly different than in person.
Are your pieces really one-of-a-kind?
Yes, all of my collections are small-scale / limited editions of one-of-a-kind pieces. The fact that each piece is unique (unique, like you!) is really important to me. Due to the handmade nature, the materials I use and the multi-step process, no two pieces will be exactly the same.
If you see a piece you love but would prefer it in a different colour, pattern or shape, please do not hesitate and contact me. If the glass is still available, I'll be more than happy to make one to your liking.
How do I care for kiln-fired glass?
The color of your glass will never fade. Here are a few tips on how to keep it looking shiny and new:
Jewellery: Remove jewellery before bathing or taking a shower, and store it in a dry place. Wipe the glass parts with a clean soft cloth. Findings can be polished with a special cleaning cloth.
Homeware: You probably use glass drinkware every day. Think of kiln-fired glass dishes in the same way. All plates, bowls, cocktail stirrers etc. are food safe, and we certainly hope you will use them often. It's safe to put the glass in your dishwasher if you pack it carefully and avoid that it's been touch by other dishes. Otherwise, wash your intem with warm/hot soapy water and a soft cloth, then dry with a normal dish towel. This said, glass can break, so please handle with care at all times, especially when handling on hard surfaces.
What other materials are used in your jewellery pieces?
Stud earring posts, hooks or hoops are either sterling silver or hypo-allergenic surgical grade stainless steel. Please see item description for details. I also offer clip-on backs that can be added to my stud earrings.
Pendant bails are sterling silver coated and have a clear hypo-allergenic finish which protects the silver plating from wear and oxidation, it will not tarnish if properly cared for.
Ring and bracelets bases are silver coated, lead and nickel free.
Rings are usually adjustable (unless otherwise noted) and fit approx. sizes 5.5 – 9.
Link bracelets can be shortened by removing one or more links, which you can do yourself (contact me for instructions).
Where can I find and look at your glass in person?
Please check the Meet us section of this Website for info on Open Studio events, markets and stockists.