Inspired by everything coastal, these beautiful heart shaped sea mist glass pendant necklaces have wonderfully hand decorated surfaces.
Swirling seas, sandy beaches or cleverly worked sea urchins and shells appear on both sides of these pendants which are available in a choice of three sizes.
Individually handmade by Julie Fountain from Italian glass in the unusual and highly skilled art form known as lampworking, the heart shaped pendants combine sandy ivory coloured glass and melted silver with beautiful transparent lavender glass which has been 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.
Unique and individual pieces of quality glass jewellery handmade in the UK.
The pendants have an extra heavyweight sterling silver pin and hallmarked ring bail, whist the sterling silver Belcher chain is available in a choice of three lengths, 18", 24" or 30".
Available in a choice of three sizes
Standard Heart Size: approx 30 x 30 mm
Long Heart Size: approx 30 x 50 mm
Extra Large Heart Size: approx 37 x 50 mm