These unique Lavender Glass Bead Bud Studs are individually sculpted by Pelindaba artisan 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.
Lavender Bud Stud earrings feature a handmade glass bead lavender bud whorl 1/2" diameter on a sterling silver flower post. As an alternative to our lavender dangle earrings these are perfect for casual everyday wear or for young girls. The pair pictured here was made from imported German soft glass in the purple rose color. Each set of studs will arrive in a gift box filled with dried lavender sachet buds.
You are purchasing a unique copyrighted work of art- no two lavender 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.