I keep hoarding some really, really old Roman glass and finally decided to use a little of it. These earrings also use TINY Glass Excavation African Trade Beads*. They are primitive and rustic and beautiful but unless you look closely you'll miss them.
So look closely!
The discs are my textured painted polymer clay and I added little metal birds that I patinated in gold and green.
*(The supplier was required to have signed, written permission from the Museum of Mali in Bamako in order to purchase these 600+ year old beads. Because they were not originally made in Mali, they are not considered Mali "artifacts".)