Maris Long Cream White and Silver Lampwork Glass Earrings
Lampwork glass earrings in fresh neutral tones decorated with pure silver
Handmade lampwork glass drops in soft sandy ivory and white glass, bound around the centre with pure silver and pressed into little round tabs. The glass is etched for a smooth matt, pebble finish and framed in sterling silver. Swinging from long handforged 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 52 mm (2 inches) Glass drops 13 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.