One of the first things an aspiring glass artist learns to make is a mushroom bead. Once you’ve gained enough experience to be able to control a glob of molten glass over an open flame, it’s a relatively simple technique. And it’s fun! You get to explore working with the properties of solid glass, liquid glass, clear glass, and colored glass, all in one project. And the final result is awesome… the 3 dimensional qualities of the finished pendant are mesmerizing, and the little encased mushroom looks so real in there!
20 years of blowing glass, and I still love making these little guys. I went a little shroom crazy in the studio recently, and we now have over 20 new color combinations in stock to choose from! I’ve also added a custom listing so that you can help create your own pendant by choosing your favorite colors. Starting at just $9 for the clear glass droplet shrooms, and $18 for the bigger pendants with a vibrant colored background, these unique necklaces make great gifts. I hope you have as much fun frolicking through this field of new mushroom necklaces as I had creating them!