Frosted lampwork glass framed with sterling silver hoops
Very pretty hoop earrings featuring small frosted off-white lampwork beads suspended inside handmade sterling silver hoops, lightly hammered to catch the light. A pleasure to wear, the hoops on these handmade earrings spin freely and have a lovely movement to them.
Total earring length approximately 40 mm (1 1/2 inches) Approximate drop length from earwire (hook) 25 mm (1 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.