Introducing: Sabine Little, Glass Artist

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During one of my conversations with Anne Tweed, jewellery designer and owner of White Oak Jewellery, we were discussing the different types of techniques you can learn to use as part of your designs, depending on your interests. It was from one such conversation that I was introduced to the wonderful world of Sabine Little and her lampwork beads and sculptures.

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Lampwork refers to the technique used to melt and mould glass into designs like beads or sculptures with a torch (or a lamp) and shaping the molten glass either by hand or with tools. This may seem like a novelty, but even looking at some of the charms you can purchase from Pandora, for example, you’ll find this is already quite a commonly used technique to create pieces of unique jewellery. I had a quick look at the different pieces of work Sabine has made and it’s the amount of time spent and skill required to create such delicate pieces of work which really open your eyes to what beautiful works of art you can make with a little patience and a creative mind.

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As you can see, lampwork (as with any other jewellery making technique) requires attention to detail and can take time to make. The attention and care taken to create those details is what makes each piece unique and carries a part of the jewellery designer and can be such a beautiful thing. It is because of this that when I saw the wedding jewellery section of Sabine’s website, I found the one missing piece to my wedding accessories when I saw this:

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I knew I didn’t want my hair to be too extravagant, I want a simple low chignon with a hair comb and I definitely found mine with Sabine Little.


My wedding hair comb designed by Sabine Little

It doesn’t come across too well in the photos, but I knew I found the perfect hair comb with the pink lampwork flower, lavender coloured crystals and white pearls – just the colours I’ve got in mind for the wedding, with purples and pinks as the main colours for the wedding and the white pearls to compliment my white wedding dress.

We’re finally getting the small details in place, so all that’s really left to worry about closer to the time are sending out invitations, paying final balances and making the favours, the dresses and the cakes. I’m feeling proud of myself and being able to tick boxes off my checklist!

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