Jade/ Gold Leaf Globe Pendant
Made by Maggie Napier
Jade with Gold Leaf Globe Pendant handmade by Maggie Napier in Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Contemporary handmade glass and 24k gold leaf globe necklace. Inspired by the ornate paintings of Holbein, this range of modern glass jewellery combines the highest quality Italian and German glass with 24k gold leaf and gold fill fine chain to create light catching, contemporary, minimal jewels.
Approximate Measurements: Globe 14mm in diameter and hangs from a 17″ gold fill chain
About the maker:
Maggie Napier is a glass artist based in Co.Down, N. Ireland. She has over 15 years of practice and research, experimenting and creating art glass beads and unique jewellery using the highest quality Italian and American glass. Between graduating with a degree in Design and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Art she lived in Rome where an interest in ancient glass, archaeology and ornamentation evolved. This curiosity, the acquiring of her first flamework torch in 2005 and years of experimenting with molten glass led to the creation of Glassistudio. Her work is in the collection of The Arts Council of N.Ireland and she’s been the recipient of ACNI artist funding.
Maggie uses a process known as ‘Lampwork’ or ‘Flamework’ as she individually creates unique glass pieces. This entails melting, wrapping and sculpting rods of glass, usually around a steel core, to form a bead or small sculpture. The glass can be light reflective or etched, transparent or opaque, colourful or subtly monochrome . Each piece is made with focus and attention to detail before combining with other materials to create a wearable piece of glass art.