Pretty petal lampwork beads swinging in sterling silver hammered hoops
Textured sterling silver hoops decorated with handmade lampwork glass beads featuring little flowers. This gorgeous glass has two layers of petals, coloured soft mid grey and highlighted with vibrant shades of blue. The silver hoops are lightly hammered to catch the light as they swing from sterling silver earwires.
Drop length from earwire 36 mm (just under 1 1/2 inches) Hoops 20 mm wide (3/4 inch) Glass drops 11 mm wide (just under 1/2 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.