Lampwork Glass and Sterling Silver Pohutukawa Tree Pendant

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A beautifully handcrafted glass focal bead captures the essence of a Pohutukawa tree against an organic landscape. Each tree bead begins with the formation of the landscape, created using multiple layers of coloured glass that is pressed into a lentil shape. The tree is painted onto the bead using thin strings of molten glass. The back of the bead has not been decorated and showcases the landscape colours, so the pendant can be worn any way. The bead is then annealed for several hours in a digitally controlled kiln giving the glass lasting strength. The bead is then cleaned and the base bead gently etched for a satin finish. The tree has not been etched so it retains its shine and stands out from the base bead.

The Pohutukawa is a NZ native coastal evergreen tree that is adorned with beautiful red flowers in the summer. It is also known as New Zealand's Christmas Tree. Renowned for its ability to survive perched on rocky, precarious cliffs, it has found an important place in New Zealand culture for its strength and beauty and is regarded as a chiefly tree (rakau rangatira) by Maori.

Each tree bead is unique and your pendant will be a one of a kind piece of wearable art.

This pendant measures approximately 35.5 mm round, and 15 mm thick. It is finished with sterling silver and hangs from a 32 inch stainless steel ball chain. Sterling silver chains are available for an additional cost.

Each pendant is gift boxed and ready for giving.

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Shipping details

  • Ships from Waikato, New Zealand.
  • $7.00 Courier within NZ
    (Free with another item)
  • $10.39 Australia
    (Free with another item)
  • $20.89 Rest of the World
    (Free with another item)
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