Little lampwork glass flowers on sterling silver ear wires
Handmade lampwork glass drops featuring little impressionist flowers on sterling silver earwires. The flowers are made out of glass and have feathered, layers of colour in the petals, bursting out of a soft mossy green background. Crafted in purple shades with the occasional flash of bluey violet, the blooms have tiny little bubbles in the centre and are framed in sterling silver.
Drop length from earwire 19 mm Total earring length from top 32 mm Glass drops 11 mm wide
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.