These unique Lavender Glass Bead Teardrop Earrings are individually sculpted by
Pelindaba's 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
Finally, the lampwork beads are transformed into wearable pieces of
art glass when they are strung with sterling silver wire, findings and coordinating Austrian Swarovski crystals inside a sterling silver teardrop shaped frame.
as a pair. The earrings are 5cm in length and 2.25cm in width and hang from sterling silver lever back hook ear wires. Each piece arrives packaged in a protective gift box filled
with Pelindaba's fragrant organic lavender buds.
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
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.
Each piece is created to order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.