The Stone Collection is inspired by some of nature's greatest hits: turquoise, jade, amber and glistening quartz. These glass stone effects are created with frit, which is glass crushed to varying sizes.
Each stone look is made with a different recipe of colors and sizes of frit—sometimes up to fifteen different variants. The mixture is fired to create a sheet of glass, which is then cut, shaped and fired again. Sometimes the elements are further refined and fired a third time before finishing.
The Stone Collection is delightfully unlike the other colorful Katie Kismet collections, providing wearers a sophisticated natural palette for pieces such as bolo ties, statement rings, hoop drop earrings and stud earrings.
Each design is available in glass versions of Amber, Jade, Quartz and Turquoise, and feature sterling silver or custom white brass metal finishes.
The original 'stone' recipes were created by fused glass artist Karen Tarlow. I've adjusted and adapted the mixes for Katie Kismet to best suit the jewelry you see here.