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Pillow Bead necklace

Millefiori or the caning process was used to construct the canes used in fabricating the beads. The original cane is an image of a fish which was then cut apart and reassembled to build an abstract pattern, "kaleidoscoping" the image. Thin slices were then veneered onto a polymer base in the...

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Before 2009, purchased from the artist by Elise Winters and Sherwood Rudin of Haworth, NJ; gift of Winters and Rudin to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Elise Winters and Sherwood Rudin

American, 1998


Width x depth x length: 2 x 0.4 x 101 cm (13/16 x 3/16 x 39 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Polymer clay, glass, and brass


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands