Candy Floss Swirl – Glass Art Sculpture Bead


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Candy Floss Swirl is a glass pâte de verre sculptural piece made from opaque neo-lavender dichroic Bullseye glass powder and frits.

Diameter – 7.5cm / 2.95 inches
Depth- 3cm / 1 inch
Bead hole is approximately 2mm in diameter through the piece.

This piece, and others from the series, aim to showcase the intricate structure of the nautilus shell, nature referencing mathematics with the scaled increase of each hollow chamber. The encasement of the shell within further loose particles of glass draws parallels from fossil excavation, playing with the role of the negative rock that is broken open to reveal the discovery inside. Much like most casting molds, discarded but an essential part of the process. From a more emotional stance the pieces are also a quiet reflection on the varying feelings and experiences of isolation, containment and distancing that much of the world has endured in recent times.

A hybrid form of pâte de verre is used to create the initial shell pieces as glass powder and water is packed into various handmade silicone molds and frozen in place in a freezer. Without any refractory material, these forms are more sintered that fused in the kiln at low temperature and then hand carved to refine the shapes. New experimentation with developing this technique and a contrasting encasement of these piles of dust with larger and heavier chunks of glass requires supporting separating materials to protect from the fusing heat without destroying the fragile forms inside.

These pieces are unique, designed and made by me in my studio in Glasgow, Scotland.

Free worldwide shipping is included and pieces are gift boxed.

Rachel initially studied Architectural Glass at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with her BA (Hons) degree in 2007. Since then she established her own kiln-forming studio and continues to undertake further specialized master classes to increase her curiosity about this material. She has exhibited in group shows across the world, including the British Glass Biennale and The Coburg Glass Prize, winning multiple awards for her work.

All designs are Copyright © Rachel Elliott Glassworks, unless otherwise stated, with all rights reserved.
Photography by Shannon Tofts.

Seller Reviews

  1. Jimena Wyvill

    Aboslutely in love with my very own Georgie earings

  2. Mary R.

    I absolutely love my George earrings. The dark blue background makes his ginger self pop and the hand painting is wonderful. One thing I really like about Rachel’s earrings is even though they’re glass, they aren’t too heavy to wear all day. They’re very comfortable!

  3. Rachel T.

    Love these- custom made with our cats face – they are lovely & great service. Thank you!

  4. Rachel T.

    These are perfect – just what I wanted!

  5. Jan Webb

    Beautifully made and love wearing them had so many comments about them. Thank you

  6. Wil T.

    Amazing product, great communication.My gf loved them, we will be buying from her again.

  7. Jane Tilling

    Prompt service and very happy with broach

  8. Janet Lanceley

    Absolutely beautiful

  9. Ruth W.

    Beautiful earrings, a pair to treasure.

  10. Carol

    They are so cute and well made. Love wearing them.

  11. Susan Strum

    George (and George) is/are purrfect. Hearts and shamrock are wonderful. These two join my Station George and Christmas George. Now every morning it will be Good Morning George, and George, and George, and George! What George will be next?

  12. samurray

    Arrived promptly, seller Comms were great, beautiful badge

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  14. Carol

    George is soooooo cute. And, again he here in Canada arrived in excellent.

  15. Gloria F.

    Outstanding customer service. Rachel told me exactly what I needed to do to order a custom cat brooch. Then after she had painted my cat, she sent me a picture to see if I needed to change anything (there were no changes required) before she fired it. A most satisfactory experience.

  16. Carol

    Another beautiful George to fall in love with!!

  17. Carol

    Excellent artistic work…and so cute.


    As always I am delighted with my product received a few days ago. Looking forward to wearing it on St Patrick’s Day! Thank you for a great service.

  19. Anonymous

    Love George. Well done!!

  20. Amy

    A beautiful decoration for my Christmas tree. The decoration arrived well packaged and I’m looking forwards to using it in December

  21. niall O’Grady

    A beautiful item that arrived safely and on time perfectly packaged. 10/10

  22. Kathleen

    Excellent quality and craftsmanship. I’ll definitely be buying from this site again

  23. Amanda Jane Jacks

    What a beautiful piece of glass sculpture! I’m very happy to have my very own George in miniature now

  24. Kathryn James

    Loved the product

  25. Iain Hardy

    Superb quality, great delivery time

  26. Val Illingworth

    These brooches and hanging decorations are amazing. The detail that goes into the custom designs is incredible. I have bought a few of these and every one I’ve bought has been fantastic, especially the custom design ones of my cat Pickle.

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