This elegant, one of a kind statement necklace features pretty glass and metal beads and soft painted silk. Very light and easy to wear, it is the perfect necklace to wear all day with a simple blouse and trousers. Wear it out at night with a dress to be more fancy.
Necklace length: approx 90 cm (32 inches), the ribbon-style ends can be tied short or long as you wish
Beads size: approx 19mm diameter
Details: one-of-a-kind necklace made from hand painted 100% silk featuring decorative beads
Care: does not need much care unless soiled: in this case, hand wash gently in cool water with mild soap and air dry - do not soak, do not dryclean
Packaging: ships in a gift bag
What are Murano glass beads? It's glass made in Murano (a series of islands in the Venetian Lagoon in northern Italy) using traditional 'lampwork' techniques. Several layers of different coloured glass, as well as gold and silver leaf, are used to produce these beads. Murano has been known for high quality glass products since 1291, when the Venetian Republic ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano because the glassworks represented a fire danger in Venice, whose buildings were mostly wooden at the time.
Arati Devasher designs and hand paints each piece of silk at her studio in Finchley, London. No stencils or printing techniques are used.