This lamp work glass pendant is hand-crafted in Sedona, Arizona by a local craftsman. Topped with beads of hematite, this conversation-starting pendant is sure to turn heads with its unique look. This piece of Sedona jewelry comes ready-to-wear on an adjustable-length, cotton cord (included). For those preferring a more formal look, simply remove the cotton cord and slide the pendant onto your favorite silver chain.
The lampworking process, using a lamp or torch to melt glass to where it can be shaped into unique pieces of lamp work glass, is thought to date back to the 5th century BC. Popular in the 14th century in Murano, Italy, artists originally used a pipe to blow air into the flame of an oil lamp to shape and mold the molten glass. In modern times, the use of a propane, natural gas or butane torch is more common than the historic oil-fueled method. The practice is used in creating various forms of art, from beads to decorations to scientific equipment, using tools similar to those used in the art of glass blowing.
Hematite is thought to help with balance -- both physical and mental. It is also said to enhance personal magnetism and optimism.
Item #: PK060