Friday, September 30, 2011

The HOLIDAY COLLECTION - Great Look for that Holiday Get-together !

Holiday elegance in red/gold/white large round Lampwork beads. These are surrounded by amber and red Crystals and clusters of red and clear glass beads with golden woven accent pieces. The combination is great for Holiday or anytime wearing.
This 19 inch necklace used a gold plated Toggel clasp for closure.

Gold plated French Hook dangle earrings complete the set.

Lampworking is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It was also known as flameworking or torchworking, but the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps. Although the art form has been practiced since ancient Syrian (1 Century B.C.E.) times, it became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. In the mid 19th century lampwork technique was extended to the production of paperweights, primarily in France, where it became a popular art form, still collected today. Lampworking differs from glassblowing in that glassblowing uses a blowpipe to inflate a glass blob known as a gob or gather, whereas lampworking manipulates glass either by the use of tools, gravity, or by blowing directly into the end of a glass tube.

Czech Crystals and glass beads are also used in this set.