Precious Metals design by Terry Henry
This Made in America handcrafted Paisley glass Bead was designed by Terry Henry, a visiting bead artist at Fenton. The Paisley bead reminds one of stained glass windows. our artists begin with a circle of silver-based Chalcedony (chal-said'-knee) glass and add spokes of thin black glass all around the perimeter. The spoke is reheated and pulled into a long rode which is cut into small slices. The artist then placed these tiny opaque slices around an ivory bead and reheats them. With deft hands, the artist pulls each molten slice into a deep pool of paisley floating inside the ivory bead. As you can see, the result is a beautiful handcrafted work of art!
Terry Henry, a California native, took her first flame working class in March of 2005 and immediately fell in love with beadmaking. Terry has taken additional classes from an array of exceptional instructors across the country. She is an award-winning glass artist and authored articles for the major bead journals. The beauty of Terry’s precious metal beadwork brings a new direction to Fenton. Because of the handmade process, bead size may vary from 1/2'' to 5/8'' in diameter.
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In an age of mass production, Fenton remains committed to honoring the tradition of expressive, handmade creations. Each Fenton Made in America bead bears the signature of handcraftsmanship; those slight variations that convey distinction, character and charm. The handcrafted Fenton glass bead collection includes many of Fenton's unique glass colors and historic treatments. Fenton is the only beadmaker creating handpainted beads using high-fired enamel paints, giving Fenton's hand applied decorated beads unmatched design flexibility and strong durability. Fenton Made in America beads are designed by lampwork artist Jena Lane Blair. The distinctive hand applied decorations are created by Fenton decorator Truda Mendenhall.
Fenton Made in America handcrafted glass beads are compatible with and will fit most major brands of bracelets and necklaces. Click here for our line of jewelry accessories.
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