Hung from narrow sterling silver stems, these bright and beautiful petal lampwork glass beads are bound to lift the spirits on a dull day. Handmade by layering petals of bold rainbow colours and encasing them in a layer of clear for depth, they will add a pop of colour to any outfit. Topped with sterling silver beads and hung from sterling silver earwires.
Approximate drop length from earwire 28 mm (1 1/8 inch) Lampwork beads approximately 12 mm wide (1/2 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.