Beautiful white and blue petals suspended in clear glass
The prettiest blue and white petals encased in clear glass and hanging from sterling silver. These little flowers are made by layering tiny dots of white and silver rich blue glass and using clear glass and the heat from the torch to tease them into petals. Framed with sterling silver and hung from sterling silver earwires.
Approximate bead size 9 mm by 11 mm Drop length from earwire 21 mm (almost 7/8ths 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.