Stunning lampwork glass droplets to brighten your Christmas, holiday and winter decorating. Glass catches the light and these icicles will add sparkle to any room or setting. Our glass droplet decorations come in a felt pouch and will be posted in a sturdy cardboard tube.
This listing is for set of 6 coloured decorations – so you can choose six different colours, or several of the same colour.
The droplets are made from borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is strong and durable. It’s used for kitchen dishes and scientific glassware.
Each glass droplet is individually made by hand in our Yorkshire studio. This means that every droplet will be slightly different, adding to their charm.
Each droplet is made by melting borosilicate glass rod at temperatures of around approximately 1250°C (2300°F). The decorations are then annealed in a digitally controlled kiln to ensure that any stress that is introduced while the droplet is being made is removed. Stress occurs during making because of the high temperatures needed to melt the glass, and annealing the glass makes sure the droplet is strong and can be enjoyed for years to come.
These decorations start with clear flat glass rod which is cut to size, and a hanging loop is made on one end. Coloured borosilicate glass is then added to created the different coloured droplets on the end.
Photographing glass is always interesting as it looks very different depending on how it’s lit. To give you the best ideas there’s a closeup of the ends of the droplets and two images of the droplets handing. In the brighter image the droplets are lit from behind – so this is closest to the effect you’ll get if you hang the droplets in a window and it’s bright outside. The second image which is darker gives you a better idea of how the droplets would look in more subdues lighting.
Glass and light is always a magical combination, so we’d recommend handing these droplets in windows, on a Christmas tree with fairy lights or near a fire.
These decorations measure approximately 16cm / 6 1/4 in long. The coloured droplet is approximately 1.2cm / 1/2in across.
We string these decorations with silver linen thread so they are ready to hang as soon as they’re unpacked.
To ensure that your decorations reach you in perfect condition they’ll come in a felt pouch and sturdy cardboard tube. We’ll use bubble wrap to ensure nothing can move – and our bubble wrap is always recycled as it’s what our glass is packed in when it gets sent to us. This makes sure that the decorations can’t bang against each other during transit and makes it easy to store them safely for next year if you decide you don’t want to display them all year round.
If you’d like to send these as a gift we’re happy to add a gift card and omit the invoice.
Prices include UK postage.
If you’d like to send parcels to several people just leave a note on your order to say this and we’ll contact you to ask for names, addresses and your message for the gift card.
Depending on the colour combination you choose, some of the decorations may be made to order for you. Your order will be posted no later than 3 days after it’s received (that allows for weekends) and most will go out next day. We have all the glass we need to make all of the colour choices, so we don’t need to wait for anything to be delivered to complete your order. If you need your order in a hurray please message us to check availability before ordering.