Glass chandelier with aqua/purple shades

 

Another colourway for my glass chandelier shades.

 The shades fit securely to the chandelier using a spring clip, while the leaves and flowers are fixed with small chandelier rings. This allows some movement, which is a nice effect but is also very practical as it makes the glass less fragile if brushed against. The result is a beautiful blue/purple, which reflects the slight steel tones in the chandelier used to hold these shades.

The branch-like shade structure at the top of the chandelier has a clear glass ring that is worked to fit the clips. Each ‘branch’ is then coloured and pulled to the correct size before being securely joined to the main structure at the torch. Small glass attachment points for each of the approximately 72 hand made leaves and blown flowers are then added before the whole is placed carefully in the kiln for annealing.