Frosted Sea Drop Earrings
A beautiful pair of glass Frosted Sea Drop Earrings embellished with fine waves of silver by Julie Fountain.
They really seem to conjure up the coast on a cold winter’s morning as seagulls suddenly appear in the hanging mist and gently skim the surface of the water.
Individually handmade from molten glass the jewel like design incorporates Julie’s trademark swirl patterns of fine silver.
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 the earrings are supplied gift-boxed.
Bead Size: 19 mm