Uniquely Distinctive, One-Of-A-Kind Italian Moretti Glass Lampwork Beaded Wearable Art 'Statement' Necklace.
This Absolutely Gorgeous Necklace is a combination of U.S. Artisan Handcrafted, Properly Kiln Annealed, Lampwork Beads in Patinated Copper Green Blue with Brown & creamy off white ivory Design Work (all measuring approx 1/2 Inch in width).
The Rounder Lampwork Beads are Etched (having a matte, sumptuous, silk like texture), with the alternating disks encased in clear glass (enhancing the depth and the dimension of the design beneath). Accented with Pale Blue, Transparent Light Azore (Pale Icy Blue) Swarovski Crystals and Balinese Sterling Silver. The Center Focal Italian Moretti Glass Lampwork Focal (also etched) measures 1 1/4 in Length x 3/4 Inches Wide, has been hand wire wrapped on heavy gauge, hardened Sterling Silver (with an overall length of just over 1 3/4 Inches). This Necklace is fluidly finished with a Sterling Silver, Vine Like Textured Toggle Clasp.
This "Statement" Necklace measures 17 ½ Inches in Length (+ 1 ¾ Inches Focal)
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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