Sand & Sea Lampwork Pendant
Cleverly worked sea urchins, shells and vivid blue swirling seas decorate both sides of this glass pendant by Julie Fountain.
The piece is created using the unusual and highly skilled art form known as glass lampworking.
During the process, brightly coloured glass rods are heated by a fiercely hot flame and manipulated by blowing and shaping while the glass is still fluid.
Afterwards each piece is annealed to remove the stress from the glass and to increase its strength. The process involves cooling the glass very slowly in a digitally controlled kiln.
Each pendant is finished with an extra heavyweight sterling silver pin and hallmarked ring bail.
Working from her studio in beautiful Malvern, England, Julie turns simple rods of glass into beautiful, hard wearing pieces of wearable art.
She’s as fascinated today as she was when she made her first bead. What originally started out as simple swirls of colour have evolved overtime into a distinctive style that has delighted customers the world over.
She has been teaching glass bead making since 2007.
Due to the very individual nature of these rather lovely pendants there may be slight differences in their composition from the images shown.
A unique and individual piece of quality glass jewellery handmade in the UK.
The pendant is available in two gorgeous sizes 28 or 32mm, whilst the sterling silver Belcher chain is available in a choice of three lengths, 16", 18" or 24".