Hand Made Glass Art & Beads
Hand-crafted Fine Jewellery
Featuring a one-of-a-kind lampwork heart pendant made with up to seven different colours of Italian Moretti glass permanently mounted to a faceted bead necklace in African Turquoise.
Turquoise is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch and healing to the eye. Turquoise is a strengthening stone, good for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks. It enhances physical and psychic immune systems, supporting the assimilation of nutrients.
Each unique creation is hand-crafted in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Pendant is approximately 38mm (1.5in) wide; 31mm (1.25in) long with sterling silver findings.
Necklace length is 31 inches with sterling silver with a T-bar Toggle Clasp through a sterling silver heart loop.
The Process – Lampworking
The term “lampwork” refers to a technique used to create glass beads by hand. Torches are used for this process today, but before torches a light source such as an oil fueled lamp was used to heat and melt glass used in creating beads – hence the name “lampwork”. Though today we no longer use oil fueled lamps to make our creations, it is still called lampworking since flame is instrumental in the creative process of making art glass beads.
Amber Higgins: A Self Taught Glass Artist
After completing a full time Jewellery Arts program at a local college, Amber came across an article in an American jewellery arts magazine that featured a woman who made her own art glass beads. She instantly knew she had to do this. At the time she knew of no one making their own beads in the Toronto area so Amber ordered a torch, a sample pack of glass and a video. And now, over 20 years later, here she is…Worn Beadies!