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FormFire Glassworks

Glass Jewelry

Modernist Glassworks

Lampworking is a centuries-old glassworks technique, but when Amy Holms does it, the results are thoroughly modern.

A residential architect based in Orange County, Calif., Amy can work wonders with a torch. Using traditional lampwork tools, she heats glass to a molten state, then manipulates it into clean, refined shapes. By creating minimalist forms, Amy highlights the pure, exquisite colors of the glass, which she sources
from Italy and the U.S. No two earrings or necklaces are exactly alike, since Amy creates each piece by hand. She pairs the glass beads with hand-smithed silver beads, and when she works her signature interlocking glass discs into jewelry compositions, the pieces have a vibrant, dynamic feel.

In her work designing houses, Amy gravitates to colorful and modern elements. With her FormFire Glassworks venture, she’s translating that aesthetic into jewelry, using glass as her medium. The distinctively modernist style gives new life to an ancient art.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Amy
    Amy

    Hello to all - I’m thrilled that Daily Grommet has decided to feature my jewelry today. My lampwork glass beads are all handmade made by me at my workbench. I work in front of a torch that reaches just under 2000˚F and melt glass rods to create my beads. I put each piece of jewelry together myself choosing the pieces that work best together, as each bead is slightly different. Let me know if you have any questions!

  •  Roberta
    Roberta
    6/27/2012 12:33 PM

    on the 3 interlaced necklace how long is the chain?

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    6/27/2012 12:42 PM

    @ Roberta The stainless steel choker is 16".

  •  Toni
    Toni
    6/27/2012 1:49 PM

    Hello Daily Grommet!

    I have some of Amy's droplet jewelry! It is even more stunning in person than the photos of the site are showing. Ever time I wear the pieces I never fail to receive numerous compliments throughout the day!!! I'm happy that I'll be able to point the admirers to DG to pick out some pieces for themselves!

    Also I must add that I recently began taking lamp-work classes. The symmetry, clean lines, and droplet alignment that Amy achieves should NOT be underestimated. Holy moly, it's difficult! And fun.

    Thank you Amy for the inspiration and beautiful jewelry.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/27/2012 2:13 PM

    @ Toni - I love that you were inspired to try lampwork classes yourself. After seeing Amy's amazing creations, I wouldn't doubt that a few more in the Grommet community will be inspired as well!

    Thanks for stopping by to share with us how beautiful these pieces are in person, I'm not surprised that you are often complimented while wearing them. They are stunning.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    6/27/2012 2:19 PM

    @ Toni Thank you so much for the testimonial! I'm always thrilled to hear that people enjoy my work - makes it that much more enjoyable to make!

  • Leah Roschke
    Leah Roschke
    6/27/2012 5:00 PM

    Beautiful work Amy, I love your fresh and clean take on glass jewelry.

  • Amy
    Amy – Special Guest
    6/27/2012 5:20 PM

    @Leah Roschke Thank you so much!

  •  Kal
    Kal
    8/8/2012 5:50 PM

    Hi,

    Very beautiful jewellery, indeed. I wanted something in neutral color that I can go with anything, which color would u suggest? may be steel blue. Is the necklace adjustable, I am petite and wanted to know if it will fit me properly. Also wanted to know do you have them in store or only online ? I live in CA.

    Thanks!

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/10/2012 1:33 PM

    @ Kal: We're glad you find the jewelry special too. Stay tune for our Grommet partner's answer.

  • Amy Holms of FormFire Glassworks
    Amy Holms of FormFire Glassworks
    8/13/2012 11:00 AM

    @ Kal: Steel Blue would probably be the best option. The necklaces are not adjustable. 16" is choker length on most people; for petite necks, it will sit a little further down the collarbone.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/13/2012 11:04 AM

    @ Kal: We're glad you find the jewelry special too. You can read more info of the special glass used & dimensions in the DETAILS tab (under video) of the featured Grommet page.

  • DELIA
    DELIA
    9/21/2012 12:35 PM

    Than you, Amy, for providing matching earrings for your chokers. I collect unusual hand-crafted jewelry and oft times the artists do not offer earrings to go with the necklaces. GO GIRL!

  •  Amy Holms of FormFire Glassworks
    Amy Holms of FormFire Glassworks
    9/21/2012 2:10 PM

    @DELIA SADLER: I am so thrilled to be able to offer these to you as a set. I just added the earrings to my collection earlier in the year, and so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks!

  • Razzlebari
    Razzlebari
    10/27/2012 10:19 AM

    This is some of the most beautiful hand-crafted jewelry I have ever seen. I am amazed that the prices are so affordable considering the work that is in each piece.

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