Hand drawn on upcycled clay bead. Several layers of gloss make the artwork long lasting. All jewellery are one of a kind pieces, original artworks and signed on the back!
This piece comes with a unique storage box with soft cushioning.
The top of the box features a matching handpainted artwork and on the bottom it is signed and dated.
You also get a jute bag with 100% cotton ribbon, perfectly ready to be a gift for someone special or for yourself !
~ The Story how the beads found Denise: ~
Denise inherited a box of porcelain, clay and terracotta beads around 2014 from a friend in Raglan, New Zealand.
His mother used to do jewellery in the 80ies. When they cleaned out his mother's house, he found a box full of leftover materials for jewellery making. Denise just started to experiment with jewellery making at that time, mainly with dry clay and resin. When he saw the box and her creations he thought of gving it to Denise before leaving it to the bin.
The box was a mix of raw beads and coloured ones. His mother made very colourful chains with many beads in one piece. It took a while for Denise to discover a design that suits her art. She almost gave the box back and only kept it because her friend said he would just throw it away! Luckily she gave it another go!
She just took one piece and tried to draw on it, she combined it with natural materials like silver and leather. Since then she has sold many pieces around the world.
It's only known that the beads came from Italy in the 80ies. Soon Denise will run out of these beads. Knowing that makes each piece even more special and unique!
'Great Barrier Island'
Bead: w50 x h20 x d10 mm
Silver chain: length 460 mm
Jewellery: clay bead, 100% silver chain, pigment liner and acrylic paint
Packaging: cardboard box, jute bag and cotton ribbon