Uniquely Distinctive, One-Of-A-Kind - Forever Blooming Florals, Artisan Lampwork Focal Pendant Necklace - Wearable Art !
The Italian Moretti Glass Lampwork Focal Bead is Handcrafted by a U.S. Glass Lampwork Artisan (in the state of Illinois) and is Properly Kiln Annealed.
Dimensional Raised Florals (in translucent Aqua Blue and Pink Fuchsia over white, and Purple over Periwinkle) which seemingly float on their blended Dusty Rose Pink base, with dimensional foliage in greens, in conjunction with spiraled Rubio Pink and Purple Buds … the back of the focal bead has a differing color from the front dusty rose pink ... changing up to a pale lavender purple (see included pic)
The Focal Bead - on its own - measures 1 1/2 Inches in width x 1 5/8 Inches in height x 1/2 Inch in thickness ...
The Focal - hand wire wrapped on heavy gauge sterling silver, with accenting facet cut Swarovski Crystal (in Purple Velvet) - measures a total overall length of 2 1/2 Inches.
Strung on a Swedish Satin Cord (measuring 30 Inches in length, allowing you to simply slip over your head and go). This Focal can (also) easily be added to your favorite chain … and/or you can continue to wear on it's satin cord … your preference :-)
(any darkened / black spots on the sterling silver are are only reflections from my camera - and do not actually appear on the sterling silver)
If you are new to Glass Lampwork Art, each bead is Individually hand crafted by heating solid glass rods to a molten state - the beads are created by wrapping and layering the molten glass around a steel rod (which becomes the bead hole). Depending on the skill of the Glass Lampwork Artisan, the end result can be phenomenal ! Lampworking involves carefully manipulating hot molten glass ... and no paint or painting is involved !
We live in such a mass produced world that it is easy to forget that gifted glass artisan's are sitting in their studio's, creating beads at their torch, one at at time (and that their talent comes from years of practice as they refine their techniques). None of the lampwork beads that I use in my designs and creations are from a bead store and/or a craft store ... I purchase my lampwork beads directly from skilled glass lampwork artisans, that live in the U.S.
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