Linda McFarlane: Glass cube drop earrings


Linda McFarlane

Glass cube drop earrings

1 in stock


Linda McFarlane’s glass cube drop earrings are the perfect pair for everyday wear. The glass reflects light which makes the earrings shine bright when worn. They are the perfect everyday drop earring.

Linda McFarlane has been working as a jeweller for some 15 years. She began as a logical extension of her original training and lifelong interest in fashion-design and textile arts. She takes a restrained approach and likes to explore the possibilities presented by the use of simple materials and forms. Nevertheless, she enjoys making the most of varied textures, colours, and reflective qualities.

‘I like my work to be individual and affordable and distinct from that found on the high street. I enjoy experimenting with such materials as stainless steel, rubber, Perspex, glass, with bold forms to create surprising yet harmonious wearable sculpture.’

Linda places particular emphasis on combinations of opposites in her work. She likes to play with generic contrasts such as light and dark, rough and smooth, shiny and dull. She has made a special range of environmental jewellery for GroundWork gallery using natural materials such as stone, shell, lava and leather. Linda often experiments with new combinations of materials and designs. As well as in textiles, Linda’s background is in teaching and she lives and works in Norwich.

About the materials

Glass beads are made with a process called lamp work, which uses a very hot torch to melt glass rods into any number of colourful patterns. Coloured glass rods are heated with a table-mounted torch.

Haematite, is a heavy and relatively hard oxide mineral, It is the most important iron ore because of its high iron content (70 percent) and its abundance. The steel-grey crystals and coarse-grained varieties have a brilliant metallic lustre

Naomi Langford