Sunday, August 23, 2009

Elegant Bombay lampwork necklace

The Parsis woman
Traveled by sea to what now
Is known as Bombay.
- storybeader

How did this necklace come about? I've been holding onto my lampwork bead, that I bought from sfdglassbeads, last November. Almost a year ago! Been looking around for the right combination of beads to accent it, and yesterday, I strung the necklace together. The "ingredients" include natural coral, aventurine barrels, jasper, and Tibetan silver.

Don't you love that lampwork bead? This is how Jenelle explains her process:

SFD Handmade Glass Lampwork Beads are Handwound onto steel mandrels using finest Italian Moretti/Effetre, Vetrofond, & German Lauscha Glass, and Kiln Annealed in our Paragon Kiln for Durability. Each Bead is Made Fresh to Order just for you and is Finely & Carefully Crafted by Daniel or Jenelle by Hand, and Therefore Being Individual and Unique, may vary slightly from photo. It is a Guarantee that each will be Equally as Beautiful:)

Janelle is working on some custom orders on Etsy, and the shop is closed, but here's a link to her website. She also makes raku beads. Lovely!


Nancy said...

Wow, that's an amazing necklace- lovely bead too. I bet her raku beads are gorgeous...I'll have to go check them out!

SortaFlowering Designs said...

Thanks so much Deb! Looks awesome :) I will be adding your picture of this piece to our Designer's Gallery online if you don't mind me showing you off a bit ♥ Jenelle

NICO Designs said...

The lampwork bead you chose is awesome! It all looks great together.

Theresa said...

Deb you did a beautiful job with that necklace! I love SFD's beads and have a few I still have waiting (as yours was) for that "right" project.

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful! The lampwork bead is incredible and you created a gorgeous necklace with it!

PurrPrints said...

You're right, that lampwork bead is gorgeous--i can see why you hung onto it for a while!

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