This pretty pendant is made from flameworked glass beads, made from glass rods in our studio. Every bead is completely unique.
The glass rods are melted in a very hot torch flame and wound around a steel mandrel, which creates the hole in the centre of the bead. After decorating, the beads are placed in a kiln for several hours at over 500C to even out the stresses in the glass – this is called annealing. It ensures that the beads are strong and will last pretty much forever.
After cooling and cleaning, the beads are put together on 2 inch /5cm surgical steel pendant mounts and finished with an 18inch / 48cm Sterling silver snake chain.
The pendant comes presented in a very elegant silver gift box.