Uniquely Distinctive, One-Of-A-Kind, Luminous Italian Moretti Glass, Swarovski Crystal Necklace.
This Vibrant Necklace has been designed with U.S. Artisan handcrafted and properly kiln annealed Lampwork Beads - in Blue & Gold (the Lampwork Artisan resides in the state of Wisconsin). The Gold Lampwork Beads are "fumed" with 22K gold, creating a mesmerizing and fantastically iridescent finish ... The lamp work beads measure 1/4 Inch in Height x 3/8 Inches in Width (each bead precisely uniform in size).
Complementing the Lampwork Beads are Facet Cut Swarovski Crystal (in Golden Shadow).
Although there are numerous ways in which to gauge good lampwork beads from excellent lampwork beads - I find the precision of a clean and even indented pucker at the bead hole to be something I look for first - as complementing crystals, fit into the bead (nestled) in a interlocking fashion ... creating a necklace (and/or bracelet or earrings) with an overall fluid-ness and streamlined finish ...
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.
Fluidly finished with a Vermeil Toggle Clasp, this Gorgeous, Uniquely Distinctive, One-Of-A-Kind Necklace measures 18 Inches in Length.
(Vermeil - pronounced ver-may - is a combination of precious metals. Vermeil is carat gold over sterling silver).
(small white pinpoint spots / streaks on the beads are only photographed reflection spots, and do not actually appear on any the beads).
If you are new to Glass Lampwork Art, each bead is individually hand crafted by heating solid glass rods to a molten state - 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.