Bee Mine Lantern
The flower doesn’t dream of the bee; it blossoms and the bee comes.
- Quaint cartoony bee detailing
- Matching golden honeycomb panels
- Quality metal lantern
- 6″ x 6″ x 11″
- Suitable for Indoor Decor or Outdoor Decor
Is your love the sweetest honeybee? Share the warmth you feel and bring the glow indoors with the Bee Mine Lantern. The delightful indoor/outdoor lanterns can be displayed year round, and are sure to attract a lot of buzz!
The quirky chubby bumblebees have sweet smiling faces on the front and back of the lantern, while the opposing sides have a gorgeous golden honeycomb detail. The designs cast lovely shadows through the hexagon motif, especially when paired with this LED candle.
Measuring approximately 6″ x 6″ by 11″ in height, the Bee Mine Lantern is a perfect size to enjoy for indoor home decor. For example, you can display the lantern as a tabletop centrepiece. With each side a unique detailed design, the sides can be viewed from any angle, and is sure to be a conversation starter. Similarly, you can display the lantern easily on the floor as an accent piece, or as outdoor decor on the patio or step to welcome any friends who decide to buzz by!
How’s it made?
We create the lantern using multiple steps. First, we cut the glass and fire the bumblebee bodies to a high temperature, ensuring the glass pieces fully fuse, or melt together. Using glass powders, we add spiral details around the bee body. Next, we cut the pieces for the flower petals and leaves using sheet glass, and arrange glass frits in the middle of the petals. The panels are fired to a moderate temperature, allowing for the contoured surface. After the glass cools, we paint the detailing for the wings using enamels and mica powders.
Meanwhile, we create a silk screen to use for the honeycomb panels. We coat, dry, and expose the mesh, then rinse the design on the screen. Once it has dried, we use the screen to print the design onto the surface of the glass using a gold enamel. After inspection and when we are satisfied with the quality, we place all of the panels back into the kiln for a second firing, to sinter the detailing into the glass. Because of this, you won’t ever have to worry about the details washing off or fading. Additionally, the colours are the glass itself, which won’t ever fade.
During the firing process, we anneal the glass to strengthen it for durability. Because of this, you can be sure to enjoy the Bee Mine Lantern for many years to come.
If you love this lantern, be sure to check out the Bee Mine Pendant, which also features the honeycomb design.