These gorgeous leaves are cut from black iridized glass that when kiln fired turned into subtle shades of platinum, gold and occasional shimmery blues and purples. (Iridized glass issprayed with a vapor deposit of metal oxides to create an iridescent finish.)
These strands have clear sea glass to contrast with the black of the leaves, and black basalt stones gathered off beaches from Door County Wisconsin. Basalt rocks cover most of the Great Lakes and are over a billion years old! It's no wonder they are worn so smooth.
The line I use to string the leaves is a special black filament made especially for outdoor use. Strands can be used indoors or out, but I recommend you bring them in during the freezing months.
The strands come in various lengths, and I'd be happy to customize to any length of your choice. Strands will be similar but may not be exactly the ones shown in these pictures; too many to photograph each individually.
About the glass leaves: each leaf is individually hand cut freehand from delicately stained or clear glass, hand painted in layers, kiln fired, and then carefully drilled under water in order to hang. I use the same methods and materials that have been used in painted stained glass art for centuries, but with a modern twist!