These lovely Kina Hoops are individually crafted on the blowtorch. Each Kina is coloured with powdered glass before being shaped and formed. Once cool, the glass is coldworked and popped into a tumber to give that lovely sea-glass look.
Every piece of Wearing Glass is individually crafted to order, so each pair of earrings will be truly unique. Due to the handmade nature, every piece is different and products may vary slightly from images shown.
Wearing Glass is a collection of artistic glass jewellery hand made by artisan and well recognised jeweller Isla Osborne. Every tiny glass art piece is individually lampworked making each piece of jewellery and truly handmade. A refreshing change in a market saturated by mass produced replicas. Isla’s earlier glass pieces were stocked with Texan Art Schools ( our previous name ) and developed a strong following. We are beyond thrilled that Isla is now a part of Creative & Brave and is launching her wonderful and contemporary range with us.
The pieces of Wearing Glass at Creative and Brave are all beautifully crafted in Isla’s Grey Lynn studio. Each piece comes beautifully presented in a signature box, well packaged with attention to detail in respect of the delicate nature of the jewellery.
About Isla Osborne
With over 20 years’ experience, Isla has a gift for turning client briefs into beautiful, high-impact graphic design. She enjoys taking projects from brief through to production and has a deep understanding of print and online technologies. Isla is also a real people-person and enjoys working closely with copywriters, photographers and illustrators.
As well as being a talented graphic designer, Isla is a well-respected artist, known for her contemporary glass artworks. Having an artist’s eye gives Isla a fresh, unique perspective on graphic design. Whether she’s laying out a website or designing a new logo, Isla’s work combines style and practicality – it looks great and it works hard!
Isla spent 12 years as a senior designer in London before returning to New Zealand in 2007 to have a family. She holds a Graphic Design Diploma from UCol and a post-graduate diploma in Technology from Massey University.
Wearing glass started as a part time creative adventure and has developed into a passion for glass jewellery. And because every bit of glass is individually lampworked, each piece of jewellery is unique. A refreshing change in a market saturated by mass produced replicas.
Isla supports the Child Cancer Foundation by donating beads to the Beads of Courage programme. Beads of Courage provides a physical story of a child’s journey recognising their strength and courage during their cancer journey. Each bead represents a treatment (for example chemotherapy, injections, scans); an experience (hair loss, isolation, fever) or milestone (completion of treatment).