These are one of a kind lampwork glass earrings featuring beads decorated with little white and yellow calla lilies.
The handmade beads have a clear base with swirls of greens and ambers, and little white lilies embedded under additional clear glass. Framed with sterling silver beads and hung from sterling silver earwires.
Approximate drop length from earwire 21 mm (13/16ths of an inch) Lampwork beads approximately 11 mm by 7 mm (7/8ths by 5/8ths of an inch)
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.