Handmade Sand and Sea Glass Light Pull by Julie Fountain
Beautiful sea inspired hand-crafted glass with silver detailing designed and hand-made by Julie Fountain.
Each light pull is a different design: sea at the top, sea in the middle and sea at the bottom. No two light pulls are ever the same but they all follow a similar design and measure approximately 50mm. Light Pulls are entirely hand-shaped so expect variation in sizes. They are designed to securely conceal the knotted pull cord inside, with a large hole at the bottom and a narrower opening at the top.
Each piece is hand-crafted to make it unique, so design may vary slightly for the image shown.
About Julie Fountain
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.