Introducing something completely different in glass. This fabulous bead is one of several kite shaped beads made in honour of National Kite Flying day. While I'm not sure it's an official day in Canada I am a big kite fan so any time I can fly a kite I will, even if it's only a necklace!
This pretty bead was made using light blue coloured glass wrapped in silver foil and assorted crushed glass to give the colour a kick. This pendant hangs from a hand twisted figure eight bail, some fine silver chain accented with a charm and crystal and secured snugly with a silicone stopper bead.
To string this style of bead I used a hand twisted bail and some fine silver chain finished with a charm and crystal that create the tail of the kite.
The necklace is an 18" sterling silver snake chain. The bead is 35mm long x 22mm wide x 11mm thick.