These earrings are just incredible; made by L. Sue Szabo using the old fashioned technique of foiling. She has placed coloured foils behind white topazes (supplied by me!) in a modern day revival of the old technique for colouring rhinestones back in the 1920s. She wanted to see what would happen if she used beautiful gems instead and I think they look fantastic. I for one know that the topaz is completely clean and in addition, she has sealed the coloured foil in resin to ensure that it does not fade. I really like the old-style elegance of the filligree settings and the way that they really make those colours pop. You can find these at www.etsy.com/shop/lsueszabo and see more of her award winning designs.
I love to see what people make with ‘my’ stones, so please keep the pictures coming in.