Bitterroot Flower, Hand Blown Glass Pendant, Copper Wire Wrapped Necklace
To make his hand-blown glass Bitterroot pendants, Bill Grout uses Borosilicate glass. After the flameworking and annealing process, I wire-wrapped the pendant using copper wire.
The pendant is about 1.30" wide x 2.42" tall from the top of the loop to the bottom of the glass pendant and 0.64" thick. This comes on a waxed cotton cord about 20" long with a lobster claw clasp.
The Bitterroot flower was selected as Montana's state flower on February 27, 1895. The roots were consumed by the tribes such as the Shoshone and Flathead Indians as a delicacy. The Lemhi Shoshone believed the small red core in the upper taproot had special powers. During the Lewis and Clark expedition, Meriwether Lewis ate bitterroots in 1805 and 1806.
We live in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley and love seeing this flower growing in the wild.
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More about us:
We are full-time artists with extensive backgrounds in the high-tech industry, which helps us with the technical aspects of our artwork and glass blowing. In addition, we love to incorporate science into our functional art pieces.
Our small organic farm overlooks the Bitterroot Mountains with several buildings dedicated to our work-from-home lifestyle. The Steampunk Shop is Rae's creative space; the Torch Shop is where we blow our glass; the Big Shop is for general mad science and Bill's electronics lab.
Since 1993, our work has produced glass art, including hand-blown contemporary marbles, hummingbird feeders, and Pixie Orb ornaments.
We are spreading love and harmony - one piece of art at a time.