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My impression of a colorful hot air balloon created with beads of authentic Murano glass. The large bead (or "balloon") is blown by mouth by master craftsmen in the furnaces of Murano, Italy. As a blown bead, it is hollow, keeping the beads light and easy to wear. The beads feature transparent stripes of red-orange and yellow with crisp black lines. The smaller cube bead (or "basket") is yellow Moretti Murano glass over 24kt foil.

I've carefully wire-wrapped these beads together with tarnish-resistant Argentium sterling silver, allowing the smaller bead to swing easily from the larger one. They are hung on my own hand-forged Argentium ear wires.


  • Large Murano Glass Bead: Approximately 15 mm (0.6 inches) in diameter
  • Small Glass Bead: Approximately 6 mm (.24 inches)
  • Length: The earrings dangle approximately 2.25 inches (57 mm) from the tops of the ear wires

* Please note these pictures are extreme close-ups to show all details. The size of this large drop can be best judged by viewing the picture of the piece in my hand, next to the ruler - or by reviewing the size details above. A video of this piece in movement is included in the picture gallery. *

Playful Murano Glass Hot Air Balloon Earrings in Red-Orange and Yellow, Statemen

  • Do you have any questions? Please contact me on the Contact/FAQS tab and I will be happy to get back to you within 24 hours.

  • Items are shipped First Class via the US Post Office within one day of receiving payment.


    I know how difficult it can be to tell what an item is like without touching it and seeing it in person. I want to make sure you are happy with what you receive and will gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations. Contact me within three days of delivery if you are not satisfied with your purchase. When I receive the item back, I'll refund the full amount (minus your return shipping costs) or discuss an exchange.


    Please request a cancellation of your order within six hours of purchase.


    Unfortunately, I will be unable to accept returns of custom or personalized items.

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