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Took me several days to complete, because I had to take a break every now and then to make something else – this was somewhat tiring. It’s one of a kind. It even has teeth! :)
As usually, assembling the beaded part took me a lot more time than the wire wrapped part, because I kept stringing the beads and dismantling the whole thing all over again until for hours until it looked right.
I used fused glass cab for a focal piece, coconut shell beads, lampwork beads, handmade recycled glass beads, some brass plated findings and faux suede cord.
I had wanted to make this for a long time and had the wire wrapped part pre-made, in my drawer. I just couldn’t find the right beads. While browsing Etsy I found African glass beads recycled from old bottles. They’re beautifully irregular and come in variety of colours and shapes. I also used some artisan lampwork beads, a patina starfish charm and silver plated “bali” beads.
I tried to go for a slightly victorian look and imitate a filigree with wire wrapping.