We are so excited to finally be able to share these amazing new beads for all 15 National Parks around the UK with you!
The Beacons is an area of outstanding beauty with its deep gorges, glacial cliffs, amazing waterfalls and views as far as the eye can see!
It’s said that on a clear night in the Brecon Beacons you can see bright nebulas, the Milky Way and even meteor showers and this is what inspired the design of this bead! We have used a technique called gravity swirling which creates unique patterns within the glass which look like swirling nebulas of stars shining in these dark night skies.
We start by making a little core in light grey glass which is then rolled in a special blend of Brecon Beacons frit before being melted and swirled in the flame. We then wrap silver foil around this bead before encasing it with a transparent grey glass.
Our beautiful Bannau Brycheiniog beads are handmade in our studio in Braunton, North Devon.
We try our very best to keep the patterns on our beads as consistent as possible but due to the nature of each one being individually handmade, please except there to be variations in each bead...this is what makes your Nalu unique!