Black & White Mandala Pendant Necklace
This sand-carved Black and White Mandala Pendant Glass Necklace is by Jeri Warhaftig.
Traditionally, a mandala is a geometric design or pattern that represents the cosmos or deities in various heavenly worlds. In the ancient Sanskrit language of Hinduism and Buddhism, mandala means “circle.” “It's all about finding peace in the symmetry of the design and of the universe,” says artist Saudamini Madra.
The pendant's bevel and the 18″ chain are sterling silver, and the piece comes with the artist's card. Jeri makes the pendant with Bullseye Glass and enamel and sandblasts the design into the surface.
About the Artist
Jeri Warhaftig is the recent past president of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. She is a glass artist and teacher who worked collaboratively with her husband, Neil Fabricant. Gallery exhibitions across the country feature collaborative work with Ronnie Lambrou and Jeri's beads in complex necklaces. The ISBG Presidents Collection at the Corning Museum of Glass includes two of Jeri's pieces.
Jeri is the author of Glass Bead Workshops and Creating Glass Beads, published by Lark. Jeri and Neil manufacture, teach and sell Puffy Mandrels, the unique mandrel used for making hollow beads. Considered an expert in coldworking, she designs intricate sandblasted glass motifs on her cast glass boxes and pendants. Additionally, she is also a prolific borosilicate chain artist making a wide array of chains in varying colors, sizes, and styles.
In the glass community, Jeri is known for her innovative link shapes, the precision of her forms, and her recent use of dichroic finishes. Currently, her body of work includes her cast glass boxes, which serve as a canvas for her coldworked imagery. Furthermore, she is also a prolific borosilicate glass chain artist making a wide array of chains in varying colors, sizes, and styles for necklaces.