“Coal Mine” Necklace and Earrings
Lampwork Glass and cast and forged sterling silver
Metadata: sterling silver, lampwork, beads, hand cast, coal, coal mine entrance, adit, commemorative, industrial, metallic, black
The coal mining history of her region got Alda to thinking that jewelry could be commemorative of an area. These lampwork glass beads made from metallic black glass look like various lumps of coal. They are connected to cast sterling silver adits, or entrances to the mines. A long necklace with dangling earrings.