This handmade art glass bead is a bright primary red with magnified dots of green and blue that resemble wee earths. This bead is suspended in the center of a slice of horn from Africa and hangs on a handmade silk cord from Thailand. Both the horn and the cord were ethically sourced. The necklace is 18" with a button type closure and the bead adds another 3".
Each one of a kind bead is handmade by me in my Shedio (a shed I built into a studio), in Calgary Alberta. I primarily use Italian (Murano) glass that I melt in extreme heat and control to create each bead individually. All of my beads are annealed straight from the torch in a digitally-controlled kiln for lasting strength and durability.
I try to represent the true colours of my beads and photograph them in natural sunlight to show them at their best. Depending on the device and monitor you are viewing on, these may appear differently.