Teardrop Bead Necklace


Glass, steel wire, sterling silver.

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Bright and very colourful necklace made of seventy three handmade glass beads in a ‘teardrop’ shape. Many different coloured glasses were used for the bases and each bead has a different surface decoration, resulting in rich and detailed piece aimed at capturing the essence of the African trade beads that inspired it. The beads were all made one by one using the Lampwork technique of melting glass in a hot torch flame.

The beads have been etched to create a matte, worn surface and have been strung on stainless steel wire and secured with a handmade solid silver clasp. They graduate from 22x11mm to 11x7mm and the overall length of the necklace including the clasp is 76cm.
Weight 122.6gm

In an effort to reduce waste the necklace will be packaged in a drawstring linen bag that can then be re-used.
Post includes insurance.
Delivery times are approximate. Please contact me if you have specific requirements.

Care Instructions:

All the beads have been annealed to increase strength and resilience. However they are not unbreakable and although they will withstand some dropping on concrete and stone surfaces may protest if done too much!

Wipe with a clean cloth. Avoid silver cleaning cloth on silver work to retain patination.


Some years ago I bought some Czechoslovakian made African trade beads because I loved the bright colours and the wonderful shape of them. I wanted to make a necklace based on the same beads but with a more detailed surface decoration, this very colourful necklace is the result. I have only made one of these as it was even more time consuming than usual to get the shape right and maintain it whilst adding the decoration – maybe I will make another eventually……..


Cost Time
Mainland UK $12.95 3 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands $12.95 5 day(s)
Western Europe $12.95 7 day(s)
Rest of Europe $12.95 7 day(s)
USA and Canada $19.43 14 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ $19.43 14 day(s)
Rest of the World $19.43 14 day(s)


This item can be returned.

Under the consumer contract regulations, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.

Read more about our Return and Refund Policy.
Should you choose to return or exchange your order you will need to deliver the item(s) to the UK, where this seller is based.

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