Inspired by the sea, these heart shaped earrings are decorated with beautiful swirling patterns of turquoise and green.
Individually handmade by Julie Fountain from molten glass enhanced with melted silver within the design.
Working from her studio in beautiful Malvern, England, Julie turns simple rods of glass into beautiful, hard wearing pieces of wearable art.
This highly skilled process is known as lampworking, the 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.
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 earrings there may be differences in their composition from the images shown.
A unique and individual piece of quality glass jewellery handmade in the UK.
Complete with sterling silver findings they are available as either drop or stud earrings
Bead Size: 16 mm
Please note: We cannot refund or exchange pierced jewellery, e.g. earrings, if they have been removed from their original sealed packaging due to hygiene reasons.