Sand and Sea Beach Babe Pendant by Julie Fountain
Beautiful beach and sea inspired, hand-crafted glass pendants, with silver detailing designed and hand-made by Julie Fountain.
Responding to popular demand, glass artist Julie Fountain is excited to launch the new Beach Babe range – small heart, lentil or round beads on a 16″ sterling silver mini Belcher chain, finished with a branded tag. The sterling silver pin and ring bail have been especially handmade to suit the range.
The heart bead measures approx 16mm wide
The lentil bead measures approx 19mm wide
The round is approx 14m diameter.
Supplied in a lovely, high quality jewellery box, along with the artist's biography details.
Each piece is hand-crafted to make it unique, so composition may vary slightly from the image shown.
Julie Fountain is an award winning glass artist, working from her Worcestershire studio, where she has been making and teaching glass bead making since 2007. Julie was first drawn to bead making when she came upon the glass itself, beautiful rods in gleaming jewel colours, just waiting to be melted and combined into new shapes and textures.
She creates each bead by hand using a technique known as lampwork: melting and shaping rods of Italian glass in a high temperature flame, first to create the decorative components, then the beads themselves, to which she adds fine silver highlights and those intricate handmade details. After a long, slow, controlled cool in a kiln to strengthen the glass, Julie turns her beads into incredibly wearable jewellery using sterling silver findings, most of which are also handmade in the UK.
Whilst clearly redolent of the seashore, and evoking seaside memories from both at home and abroad, Julie’s designs are highly influenced by the glass itself – the colours and patterns, textures and shapes. What originally started out as simple swirls of colour and shape have over time developed into a distinctive and highly focused collection of shapes and finished pieces that delight customers all over the world. .