Inspired by my life long love of animals... especially African Animals! Meet April! A beautiful, sassy, somewhat comical giraffe ( named after the famous April of the Animal Adventure Park in NY). Some of the most endangered, beautiful or charismatic African animals such as the giraffe don't feature on the Big Five list but to me they are equally majestic! Did you know that the giraffe is silently slipping onto the endangered species list?
This large bas relief style focal made with multiple layers of glass on a base bead of an organic blue with threads of silver and several hours in the flame is a tribute to the tallest African mammal. Perfect as a stand alone pendant or could easily be a sculpture piece for display.
*Please note this piece is hand formed making each bead an original, one of a kind, wearable art collector piece - no two beads are ever the same! So if you fall in love with a piece from my collection, please grab it before it's gone! The focal you see is what you will receive.
Bead Specs ---------------- FOCAL SIZE: 50mm l x 40mm w HOLE ORIENTATION: Vertical MANDREL SIZE: 3/32" ---------------- ...made with YOU in mind. Thanks for looking!
All my pieces are handcrafted by me in my Vancouver home studio. Made with Italian glass on a 3/32" mandrel, all of my beads are made from flame to kiln and annealed in a digitally - controlled kiln for lasting durability.
Be aware that colors may vary on different computer monitors and different lighting conditions. I try to capture the true colors and personality that I see when holding the bead in my hand.