Sea Spray – Heart Necklace
Inspired by everything coastal, this beautiful Sea Spray glass pendant necklace displays a richly decorated surface.
The heart shaped pendant is individually handmade by Julie Fountain from Italian glass and decorated on both sides with hand pulled details and fine silver in the unusual and highly skilled art known as lampworking.
The pendant combines sandy ivory coloured glass with beautiful soft blue transparent glass, which when cooled is etched to give a special frosted finish.
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.
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 differences in their composition from the images shown.
A unique and individual piece of quality glass jewellery handmade in the UK.
The pendant has an extra heavyweight sterling silver pin and hallmarked ring bail, whist the sterling silver Belcher chain is available in a choice of three lengths, 16", 18" or 24".
Pendant Size: 30 mm wide