This beautiful piece of glass was collected off Seaham beach in Northern England.
Seaham was the location of the largest glass-bottle works in Britain, known as Londonderry Bottleworks. At the end of day the remnant pieces of glass were thrown into the sea and have been rolling around, smoothed by the fierce waves for a century.
The one of a kind piece of jewelry is made completely by hand from sterling silver sheet and wire. The rectangle boxed bail has fused pieces of silver and reticulated to give a lovely texture. Drilled holes either side of the the bail allows for the 16″ chain to be threaded for the the pendant to hang. I designed the open back to not only allow light, but permits easy cleaning The bezel is made of a thick gauge cut from sheet and set using a hammer and punch. The metal is hammered around the stone to hold it in place; then the hammer marks are filed away returning it back to it’s original state. This method is time consuming, but provides a more durable, neat and lasting piece of jewelry.
Approx 3/4″ across
Approx 1″ down