February 11, 2004

Exotica Pendant

The beautiful focal bead is glass lampwork by an Australian artist living in WA. Beads like this take hours of work and I wish I could make them. The flowers are made from an arrangement of fine glass rods...I'm not quite sure how...except that they are heated by a butane and oxygen torch. They look painted on the outside in this pic, but there are at least two layers.

I decided to mount this with lots of Bali silver...now I need to replenish my stocks!

The 'dangles' are from swarovski crystals and, again Bali silver.
Lots of fiddly work in this piece and a legacy of very tired eyes. I hope you like it.

Posted by Midus at February 11, 2004 12:45 PM