These unique Lavender Glass Wrap Bracelets 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 durability.
Finally, the beads are transformed into wearable pieces of art glass when they are strung on hand dyed silk ribbon and finished with a leaf-shaped button cast from Britannia pewter (lead-free). The bottom of each bead is melted flat & smooth in the torch flame so that it sits flat on the wrist. This silk ribbon wrap bracelet is fully adjustable and very comfortable.
Each unique silk ribbon is approximately 40 inches long and will wrap around your wrist several times. Two color options are available - "blue/green purple" and "magenta purple". The lavender glass bead measures 1 in. Each piece arrives in a purple velour drawstring gift bag filled with fragrant organic lavender buds from our fields. Additional gift wrapping is not available.
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.