Shimmering paw prints decorate our dramatic glass earrings for a look not to be missed. Made by artisans in Mexico, they provide a unique expression of your love for your animal companions.
Dichroic glasswork dates to 4th century Rome, where it was prized for its ability to change color in the light and mesmerizing iridescent sheen.
- Dichroic glass & sterling silver post
- Approximately 0.4" diameter (1 cm)
- Handmade in and fairly traded from Mexico
Due to the unique nature of dichroic glass, colors vary slightly.
In 2003 Johana Vazques was a single mom in Guadalajara struggling to support five children on her own when she heard about Dichrodreams -- a local enterprise which taught locals the art of dichroic glassmaking. Johana entered the training program and was soon making beautiful jewelry. She began earning a living wage, and her family's future changed forever.
Johana puts it this way: ""Through my hard and skilled work I have been able to give food, shelter, education, and medical attention to my five kids. Two of the older ones now work in the company. It has been a world of opportunities for all of us.""
Iridescent dichroic glass is made by combining crystal and metal at high heat, an art form that originated in ancient Rome. The artisans of Dichrodreams took the craft a step further by incorporating sterling silver into the mix in 1999, experimenting with new techniques. The result is an exceptional work of art. Today Dichrodreams jewelry is sold in 55 countries, making it a leader in the dichroic glass and silver jewelry industry.
I love these earrings !!! Have some for myself and have given as presents many times !!! I love the way they catch the light !!!
Love these earrings and they go well with my dichroic pendant from The Animal Rescue Site.
Bought the purple pair. Love them!! Beautiful and well made!!