Kiln fired glass pendant featuring a decoration based on a vintage book design. On a Liberty print fabric cord, supplied in a gift box.
These designs are taken from the cover of a William Morris book of poetry entitled The Earthly Paradise dating from 1891.
To create these unusual jewellery pieces I select images from vintage and antiquarian books which are then scanned and printed onto a special paper. After cutting a piece of base glass in a neutral colour the image, which at this stage is black, is floated and dried on the glass. When fully dry this will be kiln fired for a little under 8 hours. This sets the image onto the glass and at this stage it will turn a dark sepia tone. Next a second piece of clear glass will be cut to cover the base section and the piece fired all over again so that the image is secured inside.
To make the pendant into a wearable necklace I use a silver plated bail set with industrial grade glue.
The pendant comes on a cord made from Liberty fabric. This has gunmetal coloured metal fittings to turn it into a necklace with a lobster clasp fastening. The main section is approximately 18" long (45 cm), there is also a short chain so that you can wear the necklace a little longer if preferred.
Every necklace is supplied in a luxury gift box, complete with a card which contains hand written details of the book that the illustration or text has been taken from.