Mirrored glass drops framed with sterling silver hoops
Little hammered hoops of sterling silver frame the most gorgeous little metallic glass drops on these handmade earrings. This beautiful silver rich glass reflects light, transforming from a deep clear amber pink at the top, through metallic blues and into silver. Lightly hammered to catch the light, the hoops swing from oversized sterling silver earwires.
Total earring length approximately 40 mm (1 1/2 inches) Silver hoops approximately 19 mm (3/4 inch) wide
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.