Handmade by Anuschka Bayens
Tabitou (tu habites où? where do you live?), transparent squared off beads with cobalt blue dots are all handmade on the torch with Murano glass. All the beads are properly annealed in a kiln to ensure strength and durability.
Little white sandblasted beads are vintage from Murano. Reinforced cable made in Japan was used to string the necklace.
More about the maker...
Bubbles in hot glass blow round. Glass that melts will not make angles, it will always flow along curves. I naturally tend to work with curves in my sculptural work, probably also because I have been designing jewelry for over 20 years now. It is my passion for beads that lead me to work with glass and explore its various techniques.
Glass is a magic and versatile medium that offers transparency and opacity, plasticity and hardness, softness and roughness… Most of my pieces are unique, or part of small series, whether it is a piece of jewelry, a sculpture, a painting or a functional piece. My work very often is about the repetition of simple elements. It finds its energy, its meaning and uniqueness in my personal experiences.
Today, I live between Brussels and Murano, the island of Glass. I exhibit regularly in Belgium, France and abroad. In Venice, I found the Laguna from my childhood in Abidjan, the circle of Life brought me to where I belong.