Black Iris #1 Long Lampwork Glass and Silver Necklace
Dramatically dark blooms highlighted with silver blue
This beautiful large bead has layers of inky black glass petals highlighted with a dab of silver rich blue glass. Layered one on top of the other they build up to a dramatic flower captured in glass. Topped by a large sterling silver round and suspended from a long sterling silver chain, the bead on this gorgeous glass necklace is just over 2 cm wide and designed to be worn long, The chain length can be adjusted on request for the perfect fit.
Chain length approximately 90 cm (36 inches) Bead width 21 mm (13/16ths 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.