AC035 Planet Dune / Arrakis necklace

The Planet Arrakis (or Dune) bead is securely set on sterling silver wire, with sterling silver bead caps. It is supplied with a sterling silver chain, or can be ordered on its own to go on your own chain.

The lampwork beads are made, one by one, in my Christchurch, New Zealand, workspace at XCHC, a shared maker space. They are made by melting coloured glass in a gas/oxygen flame and manipulating the surface so they resemble the artist’s image of the planet depicted in David Lynch’s 1984 film Dune.

Arrakis — informally known as Dune and later called Rakis — is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune series of novels by Frank Herbert. Herbert’s first novel in the series, 1965’s Dune, is popularly considered one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time,  and it is sometimes cited as the best-selling science fiction novel in history. In Dune, the planet is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers), and subsequently is the Imperial Capital of the Atreides Empire.

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