A beautiful handmade lampwork glass bead hung inside a solid silver hoop
Suspended from a sterling silver chain, this solid silver hoop is hammered for texture and sparkle. Swinging inside the hoop is a beautiful little lampwork glass bead, in delicate shades of pale lilac pink. Layered over a tinted clear golden base, the glass has little pure silver droplets captured under the clear surface and is framed in sterling silver. Available on a choice of chain lengths.
Pendant length 29 mm (1 1/8th inches) Hoop width 24 mm (just over 1 inch) Bead width 12 mm (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.