Frosted white lampwork glass beads on sterling silver hoop earrings
Small sterling silver hoop earrings hung with pretty handmade lampwork glass beads in frosted white. These pretty beads from my Silvered collection are decorated with a textured band of silvered ivory and pure silver. Etched for a matt frosted finish to look like seaglass. The beads can be removed to leave plain hoops.
Hoops 20 mm in diameter (3/4 of an inch) Lampwork beads approximately 9 mm wide (3/8ths 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.