Floral Glass Bead Necklace

This encased floral bead necklace, from Julie Bonney, measures 21 inches long and features the colors of spring and summer, accented by semiprecious citrine beads and sterling silver findings, finished with a sterling silver chain. Julie�s lampwork beads are individually handmade at a torch and then annealed in a kiln overnight to make them strong and stable. She makes her beads using soda lime glass (also known as soft glass) rods that come from Italy, Germany, China, and the U.S, which she shapes and decorates at the torch. Every handcrafted focal bead is one-of-a-kind.