These gorgeous glass necklaces have been handmade by Una in her home glass studio in Scotland.
"I adore fancy-shape cut stones and wanted to bring the luxury of them to my jewellery. The Scottish Heather sets make me yearn for the Highlands, where the vast open space is almost too big for the eyes to comprehend. I've used pink shades for the swathes of heather moorland, and deep green for heather's foliage. The blue of course is for a heavy autumnal sky, that by some miracle, hasn't rained down. Yet!"
The necklace can be purchased with either an 18" leather or sterling silver necklace cord, or a 20" sterling silver necklace chain. Simply select your preference from the drop down menu.
Jewellery is always a winner whether to treat yourself or as a gift for someone special. The jewellery will arrive in an eco-friendly presentation box, tied up with string and topped with Una’s signature wax seal.
Once you're wearing your beautiful new jewellery, be sure to compost or recycle the packaging right down to the packing peanuts! They’re made with non-toxic starch and the boxes, jewellery insert and string can be recycled too, just make sure to remove any tape first.
Dimensions (cm)- please note sizing of each product may vary slightly as each piece of glass has been handmade and is unique.
L 3.5 x W 1.5 x D 0.5
How It’s Made
I use different mediums of glass to make my glass art, often combining sheet glass with glass frit (chips of glass) and glass powders to create more interest and depth and texture in my work. The glass is then heated in the kiln to around 790°C to melt the different colours and mediums of glass together. The kiln has to cool down very slowly to strengthen the glass, so each kiln firing takes around 24 hours from start to finish. I both love and loathe this step, because I’m impatient to see how the glass will look, but the anticipation is exciting!
After the first kiln firing, I examine the glass and cold-work the glass as needed, which involves using a grinder to perfect the shape of the glass, straightening straight lines and perfecting the curves of any fancy shapes. After cold working, it’s back into the kiln for a fire polish which brings out the glossy shine or can create a matte effect on the glass, depending what finish I need.
Once the necklace and earrings are finished, they’re carefully wrapped and sent on their way to you!
When Can I Expect My Order?
All orders should arrive within 3 working days of despatch, to find out more see my Shipping Policy.
Saving Scotland's Rainforest with Every Sale!
I am truly honoured to be supporting Plantlife with their effort to restore and protect Scotland's rainforest. Like most of us who are lucky enough to live in Scotland, I really cherish the natural environment that is on our doorstep. I take a lot of inspiration for my work from nature and I love to go walking with my rescue dog Toby (he's actually only a puppy really at under a year old!) and travelling around the country. Scotland is an iconic place with a huge variety of scenery- from urban to rural spaces, glorious beaches and coastlines, majestic lochs, hills, mountains and forests. We are lucky to have rich and varied wildlife and plants, with many species of birds migrating to and from here each year.
I’m often looking to nature and plants to get ideas for textures and colours, whether it’s from the stripes of variegated leaves or the jewel like colours of landscapes or birds. I love exploring new places and finding wee places I’ve never been to before and having a wee nosy around!
I am always striving to capture the beauty, variety and culture of Scotland in my work and it’s really important to me to help contribute to keeping Scotland a diverse and beautiful place with wild spaces that not only bring such joy to me on a personal level, but that are also vital in the fight against climate change and species extinction that is a direct result of our human impact on the planet.
So as well as donating a portion of every sale to help save Scotland's rainforest I have also done my best to ensure that as much of my packaging as possible is compostable or recyclable, right down to the starch packing peanuts and natural wood wool that protects the glass when it's on its way to you.
Wipe clean using a damp cloth. Clean using water only and avoid polishes and cleaning products as they may damage the finish of your glass.