Momo Glassworks

We ar e both auto-didacts. Our work with glass evolved out of a shared interest for art and Rosario’s practical experience after 2 years of studio work in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is also the sum of our wanderings and cultural origins.

The technique behind the work is a complex process of painting the glass with enamel oxides, layering with metal inclusion such as copper and mica, and fusing the glass in a kiln. The majority of our enamels are “home-made” — that is, we mix raw metal oxides and frit them down, in the ages old way, with a porcelain mortar and pestle. Preparing our own colors grants us greater control over hue, opacity and texture. It also creates a special intimacy with the work.

We spent the first few years developing color. As we settled into a stable palette, the process became more elaborate; we began incorporating metal inclusion. It became a very alchemical process. At the fusing point, the enamel oxides react not only with the glass, but also with the inclusions. These new variables made for quite a lot of trial and error. But finally, the work turned up the thing that we had been striving for all along; a glass canvas.
  • Momo Afloat Squares JE2007 SOLD

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    From the Adrift collection, Afloat Squares, utilizing recycled glass. Deep purple blues present the sensation of an open expanse, a night journey, a willingness to embark, in the air or underwater (metaphorically) to discover new things. Brass inclusion is used primarily here, which acquires lovely patinas when it reacts with the base coatings in these designs. Sterling silver hooks. Measure just over 1" long from the center of the ear wire curve. Glass is .5" x .5".

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    Photography note: I just got a new fancy dancy camera, and am still learning its quirks. Especially the defocus function. So, some of the photos will show the forefront nice and crisp while the background is out of focus. I'm not trying to be artsy. Probably the best photo of the earrings is the one "Real Close" one. Still trying to get the hang of getting a front headshot, with the earring in focus.

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Credit applied after checkout.
    $29.00
  • Momo Blue Moon Drops JE2013 SOLD

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    From the Constructs collection, Blue Moon drops, utilizing recycled glass. Constructs is a collection of mixed media designs emphasizing sculptures, structures, and other things. Sterling silver hooks. Measure just over 1" long from the center of the ear wire curve. Glass is just over 10/16" long and 6/16" wide.

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    Photography note: I just got a new fancy dancy camera, and am still learning its quirks. Especially the defocus function. So, some of the photos will show the forefront nice and crisp while the background is out of focus. I'm not trying to be artsy. Probably the best photo of the earrings is the one "Real Close" one. Still trying to get the hang of getting a front headshot, with the earring in focus.

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Credit applied after checkout.
    $29.00
  • Momo Daffodil Drops JE2011 SOLD

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    From the Verdant collection, Daffodil drops, utilizing recycled glass. “Verdant” stems from the latin word ‘vert’, or green. Becoming green. This collection celebrates photosynthesis, flowers, wild meadows, gardens, open country. They are uniquely hand-made pieces, each basically a one of a kind! Sterling silver hooks. Measure 1" long from the center of the ear wire curve. Glass is 9/16" long and 6/16" wide.

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    Photography note: I just got a new fancy dancy camera, and am still learning its quirks. Especially the defocus function. So, some of the photos will show the forefront nice and crisp while the background is out of focus. I'm not trying to be artsy. Probably the best photo of the earrings is the one "Real Close" one. Still trying to get the hang of getting a front headshot, with the earring in focus.

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Credit applied after checkout.
    $29.00
  • Momo Floral Ovenbirds Squares JE2018

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    Made with 100% reclaimed window glass. This kind of glass is initially made on beds of molten tin, so it retains a thin layer of tin on its surface that makes it un-recycleable afterwards. Transforming this material into jewelry is a daily miracle in our work — we strongly believe in re-using materials, and incorporating as little precious metal into our jewelry as possible.

    From the Floral & Fauna collection of mixed media designs of living things (imaginary or otherwise). They are uniquely hand-made pieces, each basically a one of a kind! Sterling silver hooks. Squares are approx .5" long x .5" wide.

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    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Kinda makes you want to get a second pair...
    $22.50
  • Momo Floral Pegasus Squares JE2020 SOLD

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    Made with 100% reclaimed window glass. This kind of glass is initially made on beds of molten tin, so it retains a thin layer of tin on its surface that makes it un-recycleable afterwards. Transforming this material into jewelry is a daily miracle in our work — we strongly believe in re-using materials, and incorporating as little precious metal into our jewelry as possible.

    From the Floral & Fauna collection of mixed media designs of living things (imaginary or otherwise). They are uniquely hand-made pieces, each basically a one of a kind! Sterling silver hooks. Squares are approx .35" long x .35" wide.

    See all Momo Glassworks

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Kinda makes you want to get a second pair...
    $22.50
  • Momo Garden Snail Cubes JE2014 SOLD

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    From the Floral & Fauna collection, Snail Cubes, utilizing recycled glass. Floral & Fauna is a collection of living things (imaginary or otherwise) interpreted in abstract and figurative designs. They are uniquely hand-made pieces, each basically a one of a kind! Sterling silver hooks. Measure 1" long from the center of the ear wire curve. Glass is .5" x .5".

    See all Momo Glassworks

    Photography note: I just got a new fancy dancy camera, and am still learning its quirks. Especially the defocus function. So, some of the photos will show the forefront nice and crisp while the background is out of focus. I'm not trying to be artsy. Probably the best photo of the earrings is the one "Real Close" one. Still trying to get the hang of getting a front headshot, with the earring in focus.

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Credit applied after checkout.
    $29.00
  • Momo Golden Phase Circles GC186

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    Made with 100% reclaimed window glass. This kind of glass is initially made on beds of molten tin, so it retains a thin layer of tin on its surface that makes it un-recycleable afterwards. Transforming this material into jewelry is a daily miracle in our work — we strongly believe in re-using materials, and incorporating as little precious metal into our jewelry as possible.

    From the Golden Phase collection, created by layering metal inclusions over a tapestry of gold mica powder; the result -an effect emerges which is significantly greater than the sum of its parts. The collection is named after Gustav Klimt's phenomenal period which inspired his "Golden Phase."

    Sterling silver hooks.
    Circles are .75" diameter

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go.
    $29.00
  • Momo Kunsthaus Drops JE2009 SOLD

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    From the Constructs collection, Kunsthaus drops, utilizing recycled glass. Constructs is a collection of mixed media designs emphasizing sculptures, structures, and other things. Sterling silver hooks. Measure just over 1" long from the center of the ear wire curve. Glass is just over 10/16" long and 6/16" wide.

    See all Momo Glassworks

    Photography note: I just got a new fancy dancy camera, and am still learning its quirks. Especially the defocus function. So, some of the photos will show the forefront nice and crisp while the background is out of focus. I'm not trying to be artsy. Probably the best photo of the earrings is the one "Real Close" one. Still trying to get the hang of getting a front headshot, with the earring in focus.

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Credit applied after checkout.
    $29.00
  • Momo Mesmer Squares JE2010 SOLD

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    From the new Sgraffito collection, Mesmer Cubes, utilizing recycled glass. We’ve been experimenting with sgraffito for a number of years without much success — but during our hiatus in 2011, we went back to the drawing board and finally figured it out. This new collection features layered aquarelle-style compositions struck with scratches to remove the top coats of enamel and reveal the layers beneath. We took a playful approach to color, looking to balance out our classic palette with some off-beat new combinations. Sterling silver hooks. Measure 1" long from the center of the ear wire curve. Glass is .5" x .5".

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    Photography note: I just got a new fancy dancy camera, and am still learning its quirks. Especially the defocus function. So, some of the photos will show the forefront nice and crisp while the background is out of focus. I'm not trying to be artsy. Probably the best photo of the earrings is the one "Real Close" one. Still trying to get the hang of getting a front headshot, with the earring in focus.

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Credit applied after checkout.
    $29.00
  • Momo Mr Muse Drops JE2003

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    From the Floral & Fauna collection, Mr Muse Drops, and utilizing recycled glass. Floral & Fauna is a collection of living things (imaginary or otherwise) interpreted in abstract and figurative designs. They are uniquely hand-made pieces, each basically a one of a kind! Sterling silver hooks. Measure just over 1" long from the center of the ear wire curve. Glass is just over 10/16" long and 6/16" wide.

    See all Momo Glassworks

    Photography note: I just got a new fancy dancy camera, and am still learning its quirks. Especially the defocus function. So, some of the photos will show the forefront nice and crisp while the background is out of focus. I'm not trying to be artsy. Probably the best photo of the earrings is the one "Real Close" one. Still trying to get the hang of getting a front headshot, with the earring in focus.

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Credit applied after checkout.
    $29.00
  • Momo Stream Flowers Bars JE2002

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    From the Verdant collection, Stream Flowers Medium Bars, and utilizing recycled glass. “Verdant” stems from the latin word ‘vert’, or green. Becoming green. This collection celebrates photosynthesis, flowers, wild meadows, gardens, open country. They are uniquely hand-made pieces, each basically a one of a kind! Sterling silver hooks. Measure 1.75" long from the center of the ear wire curve. Glass is just over 1" long and .25" wide.

    See all Momo Glassworks

    Photography note: I just got a new fancy dancy camera, and am still learning its quirks. Especially the defocus function. So, some of the photos will show the forefront nice and crisp while the background is out of focus. I'm not trying to be artsy. Probably the best photo of the earrings is the one "Real Close" one. Still trying to get the hang of getting a front headshot, with the earring in focus.

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Credit applied after checkout.
    $32.00
  • Momo Stream Flowers Cubes JE2008 SOLD

    After the glass is cut into the desired shape, enamels are painted onto the glass surface. Enamels are blends of metal oxides, and we make some of them ourselves in order to fine-tune texture, opacity and hue. After the enamel dries, each Momo Glassworks piece is painstakingly detailed with inclusions such as copper, mica, and aluminum. A second round of enamels is applied. The pieces are then fired, sometimes multiple times.

    From the Verdant collection, Stream Flowers Cubes, and utilizing recycled glass. “Verdant” stems from the latin word ‘vert’, or green. Becoming green. This collection celebrates photosynthesis, flowers, wild meadows, gardens, open country. They are uniquely hand-made pieces, each basically a one of a kind! Sterling silver hooks. Measure 1" long from the center of the ear wire curve. Glass is .5" x .5".

    See all Momo Glassworks

    Photography note: I just got a new fancy dancy camera, and am still learning its quirks. Especially the defocus function. So, some of the photos will show the forefront nice and crisp while the background is out of focus. I'm not trying to be artsy. Probably the best photo of the earrings is the one "Real Close" one. Still trying to get the hang of getting a front headshot, with the earring in focus.

    Ships for $5. We ship with a tracking number so you know it's coming and we know it got there. In the event you purchase more than one item during a visit, we will credit your card the difference between what our cart automatically charges per item, and the actual combined shipping once the package is prepared to go. Credit applied after checkout.
    $29.00