There was a cheerful chirping of birds, the buzz of a cicada and a very soft burbling of water. Sitting beside Monet's water lily garden at Giverny is to be encased in a soft green world of peace and tranquility. There is such simple happiness and joy here. As I breathed it all in I knew that I had to make this in glass.
Mini beads are super size fun to make. Smaller beads are sometimes easier to wear, and jangle less on a keyboard! My hands made this blanco y negro mini bead bracelet. The beads vary in size from 8mm x 6 mm to 10mm x 8mm. The bracelet closes with a sterling silver toggle clasp. The bracelet measures approximately 8 1/4" and fits a medium size wrist.
Each bead is individually made by me! I use Effetre glass, a little CIM and occasionally Vetrofond. There is no paint on any of my beads, just glass upon glass upon glass. All my beads are kiln annealed so that they are durable, thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
Please remember the jewelry looks larger than life in the pictures which is why it is important to check the size. I have tried to capture the colours as accurately as possible but many monitors vary.