Update 12/7/12: I had to delete the photo of these earrings because they will be appearing in a publication this Spring!! I'll re-post about them in the Spring!!
Actually, these are birds of glass - handblown glass from China. I was so tickled with the way these turned out. I wear them all the time and get tons of compliments. I don't like making the same thing twice, but in the case of these earrings, I think I'll need to make an exception!