Lampwork glass in shades of green, hung from long handforged sterling silver earwires
A one of a kind pair of earrings, featuring handmade clear glass drops swirled with shades of green blended with soft grey and milky coffee tones. The beads are framed in sterling silver and swing from long handmade sterling silver earwires, lightly hammered along the front loop for extra sparkle.
Drop length from earwire 20 mm (3/4 inch) Total earring length from top 47 mm (1 and 3/4 inches) Glass drops 11 mm wide (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.