Handmade glass flowers captured in a clear globe on a long sterling silver chain
Layers of little handmade glass flowers suspended in a ball of clear glass on a long sterling silver chain. This one of a kind glass necklace features a clear globe of handmade glass encasing little glass flowers in deep plum purple and mustard yellow shades. The pendant sits on a polished sterling silver disc and is topped with sterling silver rounds.
Glass width 23 mm (7/8ths of an inch) Total pendant length from chain 38 mm (1 1/2 inches)
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.