Many years ago, a wonderful little bead shop called ‘Another Bead Please’ had some gorgeous pieces of multicolored cane glass beads on commission.
I was lucky enough to score two massive curved glass beads, each in two-tone triangular cane glass: one clear and teal, and this one in cobalt and clear glass.
Since I have a stash of glass beads, I was able to match the clear/cobalt with some great coin beads, some dark cobalt pony beads, and tassels with a scattering of cobalt and metallic bronze beads to pick up the copper glass highlights in the coin beads.
It’s strung on heavy duty waxed black polyester cord, and is adjustable from about 15″ to 20″ lengths.
It’s more minimal and modern than the bead work I usually do, but no less fun.
This piece will go up on SaatchiArt Online in the next couple of days.
Added 12-26-2016: It’s live at SaatchiArt now.
Merry Christmas, everybody!