Sometimes you just want a little gift or treat for someone. A thank you or a hug. Our lampwork icicles look amazing in sets – and they work beautifully on their own too. The twists and turns allow glass to catch the light and add sparkle to any room or setting. Our small icicles come in a neat cardboard box, so they’re ready to give as gifts.
We make three different icicles. Pick your favourite design.
- high twist design where twists work their way tightly along the length of the icicle.
- twisty design where the twists are split with areas of untwisted glass for extra reflective sparkle.
- zig zag design where the twists work back and forward along the length of the icicle.
What are the icicles made from?
The icicles are made from borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is strong and durable. It’s used for kitchen dishes and scientific glassware.
Each icicle is individually made by hand in our Yorkshire studio. This means that every icicle will be slightly different, adding to their charm.
Each icicle is made by melting borosilicate glass rod at temperatures of around approximately 1250°C (2300°F). Icicles are then annealed in a digitally controlled kiln to ensure that any stress that is introduced while the icicle 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 icicle is strong.
How big are the icicles?
Each icicle is approximately 15cm (6in) long. Icicles are strung with silver linen thread so they are ready to hang as soon as they’re unpacked.
How are the icicles packed?
To ensure that your icicle reaches you in perfect condition it will come in a sturdy cardboard box and be well protected with corrugated cardboard and bubble wrap. This makes sure that the icicle can’t bang about during transit, yet the packaging can be easily reused or recycled. These decorations do double duty as sun catchers and can be enjoyed all year round.
You’ll also receive a postcard with information about your icicle– and if you’d like to send this as a gift we’re happy to add a gift card and omit the invoice. We also offer free gift wrapping.
If you’d like to upgrade your packaging we can supply single icicles in a felt pouch contained in a shallow metal tin and which measures 16.9cm by 13cm by 1.8cm (6.6in by 5.2in by 0.7in). Once packed this will easily fit through letterboxes, making it an ideal gift to post.
These decorations are ready to post, and orders received before 1400 will be dispatched same day.