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DVH Traffic Light Glass Dog Tag Matte Matched Suite 38x21x3 (6492)

DVH Traffic Light Glass Dog Tag Matte Matched Suite 38x21x3 (6492)

$ 46.98

These are three one of a kind, handmade bead dangles!!! They have 4.5mm front drill holes and are 6mm thick with rounded edges and a semi-matte finish. Each dangle measures roughly 40x24x5mm. Made (coldworked) here in my Portland, Oregon studio from some INTERESTING glass that I've collected over the years. The glass is from the lens of large GREEN/RED/YELLOW TRAFFIC LIGHTS that was made here in the USA by Kopp Glass. Hence, I am happy to offer for your beading and ornamentation pleasure GREENLIGHTITE also known as GOLIGHTITE, YELLOWLIGHTITE also known as YIELDLIGHTIE, and REDLIGHTITE also known as STOPLIGHTITE. The colors are actually a beautiful blue green, rich red and a bright yellow-orange.

I cut, sanded, drilled and THEN tumbled it to make it look like a piece of beach glass so the finish is consistent and the edges rounded, with a beachy effect. The indentations on the "fresnel" lens aspect of it are still shiny, creating a neat contrast between the satinny and shiny. Here's the story of how I got into making handcrafted beach glass beads.....

Chain not included. See the rest of my listings in my DVHdesigns Etsy shop AND my eBay store for more focal beads, custom cut cabochons, cold worked glass, genuine jet mourning beads, sterling chains just for beads, and more! Also, feel free check out my DVHdesigns website where you can see what I'm up to in the studio, as well as learn more about me, my work, and my upcoming show-lecture schedule.

Back in the mid 90's I noticed some local art jewelers who were using beach glass in their work. I asked one gallery owner in Seattle how a certain jeweler got so much uniform beach glass for her production work. She let me in on the secret that this jeweler made her own beach glass. A light went on in my head! I could easily make my own beach glass! Since then I’ve collected all kinds of patterned glass from Value Village, Goodwill, garage sales, and even my Grandma’s estate. I’ve been making all sorts of unusual pieces from this. No two are ever exactly alike. I cut up the glass on my diamond saw, shape it, sand it, drill it if it’s going to be a bead, and then tumble it to create a matte finish. I hope you enjoy my creative recycling efforts as much as I do making them!

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