Earrings - Midcentury Blue Confetti Glass Ovals, Handmade

Konfetti Earrings

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Konfetti is, not surprisingly, the German word for confetti, and it makes an apt name for these earrings. They feature two midcentury blue confetti opal glass ovals. Opal glass is created by hand mixing and molding multiple glass colors with tiny pieces of goldstone glass. 

These glass ovals are a remarkable example of the talents of midcentury German glassmakers.

German glassmaking is rooted in Northern Bavaria. Influenced by their Czech counterparts in nearby Bohemia, German glassmakers are also renowned for their exceptional skills that evolved over centuries.

Czechoslovakia annexed Northern Bavaria after WWII, and so the resident German glassmakers fled and set up workshops in their new West German communities. They built a thriving glass button industry, and by 1950 West Germany was considered the glass button capital of the world.

In this piece:

  • Two lampworked & hand-pressed confetti opal cabochons, made in West Germany, circa 1950-1970
  • Two antiqued-brass pewter settings cast today in the USA
  • Two cobalt Czech glass beads
  • Nickel-free & lead-free brass euro wire closures
  • Hangs 2”

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