Eloise Cotton

First Glass

"I am drawn to the natural flow of glass as it transforms from hard to soft, cold to hot. Incorporating these glass components into my neckpieces and earrings, I design my jewelry to compliment the woman, as well as to make an artistic statement."

As a San Francisco area-based artist, Eloise Cotton draws on glassmaking experience that began thirty years ago. After moving to Southern California, she remained active and involved with glass while working as a bartender and church organist. Since 1979, however, glass design has been her primary focus.

Each glass component is free-formed in a flame fueled by propane and oxygen. The glass beads are formed using borosilicate glass and then annealed in a kiln, providing great strength and durability. All of Cotton's pieces feature free-form and handmade subjects with colors made from rare earth elements including silver and gold. The finished distinctive jewelry takes advantage of the lightness and strength of borosilicate glass and reveals a sculptural quality.

Baroque Bead Dangle Jewelry
Art Glass Jewelry

by Eloise Cotton
$ 82 - $ 230
Lime Bead and Silver Necklace
Art Glass & Silver Necklace

by Eloise Cotton
$ 220
Lime Bead and Silver Earrings
Art Glass & Silver Earrings

by Eloise Cotton
$ 80
Rings Earrings
Art Glass Earrings

by Eloise Cotton
$ 95
Rings Y Necklace
Art Glass Necklace

by Eloise Cotton
$ 240
Color Calla Lily Earrings
Glass, Silver & Pearl Earrings

by Eloise Cotton
$ 110 - $ 120
Cones Chain Y Necklace
Silver & Glass Necklace

by Eloise Cotton
$ 240
Calla Lily Pearl Necklace & Earrings
Glass & Pearl Necklace & Earrings

by Eloise Cotton
$ 110 - $ 295