Monday, 23 November 2009

GLASS & BONE PENDANTS

During the course of the next few days, we will have uploaded our complete selection of crafted glass pendants and hand carved bone pendants.


As you will have read from the previous blog entry, the glass pendants are from Masaya Kuribayashi at GREEN GLASS TOKYO. Just a few of his pieces have already been uploaded and I will continue to upload a few each day, so do please check back from time to time if you are particularly interested in his work.


A small selection of hand carved pendants, made from water buffalo bone, have already been uploaded. These stylized fish hooks and arrowheads have all been attached to either hemp or rayon (sometimes both). I am working with a few types of hemp thread and also experimenting with natural dyes on these threads. So far, just indigo dyed thread has been used in any of the completed pendants.





Tuesday, 3 November 2009

GREEN GLASS TOKYO

Green Glass Tokyo is the name under which Masaya Kuribayashi designs and creates intricate glass pendants and beads. A recent visit to his workshop showed us how he crafts such delicate patterns and shapes from hot coloured glass. It was amazing to watch a skilled craftsman make such a difficult set of procedures look so easy.


A selection of Masaya's work is on show and available for retail at sorazora.com under the product catagory of Tokyo Craft.