Slim hammered sterling silver bangles with lampwork glass and handmade pure silver charms
A pair of slim handmade hammered sterling silver bangles held together with 2 handmade charms - a handmade lampwork glass beads in soft dove grey and silver and a pure silver disc charm stamped with a star.
The glass bead is a soft dove grey colour wrapped with a band of silvered ivory glass and pure silver droplets. A thick layer of clear glass over the top gives the bead additional depth. The bead is teamed with a pretty little star charm handmade from pure recycled silver. This charm is lightly oxidised to bring out the star detail.
Available in 2 sizes: Small - 2 1/2 inches (65 mm) Medium - 2 3/4 inches (70 mm)
Contemporary lampwork glass jewellery by glass artist and designer Carolyn Grant.
Handmade in my home studio in Cheshire, England, I create sterling silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets using my own handcrafted lampwork glass beads. Formed in a hot flame using a propane and oxygen powered torch, each lampwork bead is individually handmade and unique. My lampwork glass forms the focal part of my jewellery designs, each one a tiny little work of art. There is something hypnotic about working with hot glass, manipulating it in the flame and using a combination of heat and gravity to control the flow and create something beautiful. I learn something new every time I fire up my torch, and hope that my fascination with glass translates into my jewellery.