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Stephanie M. Daigle

South Shore of Lake Superior US


Art: 000GitcheeGummi.jpg by Artist Stephanie M. Daigle

There is a palette of blues that I often refer to as Lake Superior Blue and they are my favorite of all. In wintertime, the shores of Lake Superior are showcased by floating ice chunks glistening like diamonds against the deep blue water and the ink blue sky. You can see it here for yourself in this necklace...

Chunky clear quartz is showcased against a blue quartz and fire polished spacers background. Two dichroic lampwork side focal beads are complimented by the center focal multi faceted quartz and swarovski Crystal dangles.

This necklace is 19 3/4 inches long. Size 11 AB clear beads are set between each bead on the necklace, making sure none of the stones or crystals are abrasive to the C Flex 49 strand coated wire. I use sterling crimps, crimp covers and wire guardians in order to protect the stringing medium and give a pleasing finished look.

Each of my beads is lovingly hand made, one at a time, using 104 coe Italian glass and the flame of my Lynx torch. My beads go directly into the kiln for a proper annealing bath, which will help ensure that they last until the end of time. Of course, we are talking about glass, and some care must be taken with it to help ensure this end.


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