SRA Lampwork Maneki-Neko Electroformed Jewelry Copper Lucky Cat Necklace Rustic Necklace Handmade OOAK Art Glass Heather Behrendt 19



Off mandrel lampwork cabochon with a base of amber purple luster glass that has been encased. I've “drawn” a maneki-Neko japanese lucky cat in hairthin stringer freehand at the torch using black, white, green and red stringer. The cat has been encased in a thin layer of clear to magnify. I've set this in electroformed copper for a rustic steampunk style

Pendant has been given an antiqued patina and sealed with protectaclear to protect the finish.

This pendant comes with a 20" copper rolo chain and will arrive in a gift box.

Each one of these sketch beads is one of a kind. The designs are not painted on. They are drawn with hair thin pieces of glass called stringer. Each one starts as a design in my sketchbook and is translated into glass.

Measurements - 36.5mm x 48mm to the top of the loop

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All my beads are annealed in a computer controlled kiln for strength and durability, and cleaned with a diamond tipped dremel. These are handmade so there might be a slight variance in size.

My pictures are taken in a lightbox with an SLR camera to get the best representation of my work. There are still variances in monitors and so forth. If you have any questions or need more pictures, please let me know.

I am a member of The Bead Hive and a Self-Representing Artist. Thank you for your support and thanks for looking.