Independent British designer, Sue Hailstones, creates one-off, eye-catching glass jewellery by fusing hand cut glass with precious metals in a kiln. Each individual piece handcrafted by Sue features an extraordinary amount of intricate detail and unique patterning, so her creations are more like wearable pieces of art than conventional jewellery.
Inspired by one beautiful night sky
Launched in August, the new Midnight Sky collection showcases Sue’s latest collection of beautiful glass creations. The collection was inspired by one beautiful night sky, where the luminous moon and stars were glittering brightly in the moonlit sky. “I’ve been lucky enough to have lived in Cornwall, where not only was I inspired by the dramatic seascapes but I started to be inspired by the night skies. There is no light pollution so the skies were brilliantly lit up with stars full of history and timeless beauty. Moving back to a village in central England, the skies continued to fascinate me and one dark night I was lucky to see shooting stars and it fired my imagination and thus the Midnight Sky collection was born.”
A one-off piece of wearable art
From bold square pendants to interesting curved bangles, the striking monochrome collection features organic patterns of black and silver that beautifully represent the colours of the night sky. No two pieces from Hailstones Glass Designs will ever be the same; each and every design is completely unique and one-off. “The collection is unique because of the concept involved in its creation, they are dazzling colours that stand out from the crowd and are much admired.” This is the first collection that Sue has introduced diamonds to, by adding them to the bail on the pendants. “The use of specialist glass, interesting bespoke bails, and the inclusion of brilliant cut diamonds makes an exciting development which has been admired. The collection can be worn adaptively for any suitable occasions.”
“My customers have said they feel like they are wearing a piece of art and knowing the inspiration behind every piece attracts them to the designs, and some customers love talking about this, because they look outstanding and are much admired.”
What makes Sue’s creations different from other jewellery, is the individuality of each piece and the hours of expert and loving craftsmanship that goes into each and every one. “My customers have said they feel like they are wearing a piece of art and knowing the inspiration behind every piece attracts them to the designs, and some customers love talking about this, because they look outstanding and are much admired.” Her Midnight Sky collection exudes glamour and opulence, making it perfect for evening wear. “I hope customers wearing a Hailstones Glass Jewels piece feel individual, special, and that they were wearing a beautiful design that makes them feel good.”