These unique Lavender Glass Bead Oil Vial Pendants are individually sculpted by Pelindaba's Andrea Kiernan. As an extension of her other pendant series, these special vials are designed to be filled with Pelindaba's Organic Lavender Essential Oil.
"In my studio, I work to recreate the visual beauty of the lavender fields. The wearer of these pendant vials can now experience another sensual dimension, somewhat like an ongoing aromatherapy treatment. Its the next best thing to a summer walk in the fields." - Andrea Kiernan
Each intricate bead is handcrafted one at a time using colored glass rods and a torch fueled by oxygen and propane. After the bead is sculpted, it is properly annealed or set to cool slowly overnight in a digitally controlled kiln to ensure strength and durability. Finally, the beads are transformed into wearable pieces of art glass when they are strung with sterling silver wire, findings and Swarovski crystals.
The Lavender Oil Vial Pendants measure approximately 2" in length and come strung on 36" of hand-dyed silk. Each piece arrives packaged in a protective gift box filled with Pelindaba's fragrant organic lavender buds. Includes Pelindaba's Organic Lavender Essential Oil and oil dropper.
You are purchasing a unique, copyrighted work of art- no two glass beads are exactly alike!
Andrea's lavender beads have been featured in several publications, most notably in
Bead & Button, The Glass Bead, Bead Unique, Bead Style, Stringing magazine and LAMMAGA, a Japanese lampworking publication. Books have also included her work, such as Bedazzled: Where Beads and Inspiration Meet and Bead Review 3, a volume "encapsulating a year's worth of compelling interpretations from the contemporary art glass bead movement". As a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, Andrea's work has been included in the Convergence exhibit as well as Perspectives, a traveling show of contemporary art glass beads which began in Corning, NY, then moved around the United States and is currently on display at The Kobe Museum in Japan.