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Handmade Flower Bead Necklace

Beady Wendy Beads

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Sent within 2 business days
Locally made

Regular price $300.00

Handmade glass flower beads and leaves are the focus of this unique necklace. The handmade viking knit woven copper chain is the foundation for the beads. The beads are made by melting Italian glass in a flame. They're immediately put into a kiln to anneal and strengthen.


Specifications

  • 45 cm long
  • Large lobster clasp
  • Handmade glass beads and leaves woven into a handmade viking knit copper chain
  • The copper chain will tarnish eventually which is part of the design
  • All the beads have been annealed in a kiln and are quite strong. However, they are still delicate glass and care should always be taken not to bang or drop the piece.
Wendy Hitchins - Beady Wendy Beads
I make glass beads by melting rods of glass in a flame. It's called lampworking, and I taught myself over 20 years ago. Since then, I've been creating unique, wearable art in the form of earrings, bracelets, necklaces and accessories. I also melt glass in the kiln to create more diverse forms of glass art. As you can imagine, two beads are never exactly alike. I love making glass beads. There's a sense of total immersion when I'm melting glass. The glass often takes me on a journey too. Sometimes I just have to let things happen, and often, the end result is surprising and exciting. I'm also skilled at working with very small seed beads to create beaded pieces. I'm very fortunate that I've won several major art awards for my work. I welcome custom commissions too. It's exciting to know I've realised the customer's vision and know they have a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery made, especially for them.