“Red Knotted Necklace With Cobalt Center Bead and Red and Green Accent Beads” by Bernadette Mahfood of Hotflash Designs. Adjustable thread chain extends up to 24″ long.
This necklace is handcrafted by handknotting threads and flameworking glass beads. Each design takes hours and hours to complete and no two are alike.
Bernadette Mahfood Handcrafted Glass
Bernadette brings the precison of a mathematician and the creativity of an artist to her work. The processes incorporate contemporary and ancient techniques with both flameworked and kilnformed glass. Beads are made by heating a glass rod in a torch, wrapping the molten glass around a metal rod, shaping, decorating and then cooling the bead.
For the kilnformed work, flat glass pieces are cut then layered, glued, fired to 1450 degrees in a kiln, then carefully annealed and cooled. The resulting crisp and brilliant forms and colors enhance the purity of her orignal designs.