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White & Yellow Dandelion Flower with Bee, Butterfly Square Bead sra

Thank you for your looking at my bead. I am a Japanese glass bead artist, Ayako Hattori living in Nagoya City, Japan.
This is ‘Tonbodama,’ Japanese style lampwork bead. "Tonbodama" loosely translates to "dragonfly eyes" in English.
Approximate size of bead is 2.4 cm x 2.4 cm x 2.0 cm. The hole size is 13 mm x 5.5 mm.
The square bead is originally Obidome, ornament for Japanese kimono belt. But I often use it as pendant through cord made of leather, antique fabric or braided rope. This type of bead has big hole, so I can change string easily.
The beads are made of Japanese Satake glass. This glass has very soft and subtle colors with a low melting point.
Please take a moment and look at the delicate color and designs of my bead. White-flowering Japanese dandelion is native flower in Japan. Now it is very rare here, because Western one overwhelms it. Yellow dandelion is common now. Both flowers bloom on the bead and butterflies are flying around them. Such beauty can only be found in Japanese Tonbodama! I am proud to sell the bead outside Japan. The pattern is only on the top side of the bead. As with all handcrafted items, no two are alike (although similar).

The fee of shipping and handling includes postal tracking system and limited insurance of Japanese postal service. The limit of the insurance is 6000 yen, about 75US$.

Would you please ask me any questions in easy English.

White & Yellow Dandelion Flower with Bee, Butterfly Square Bead sra

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: satakeglass, leadglass, glass, satake
  • Ships worldwide from Japan
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