handmade lampwork glass bead unique round focal in reactive glass with silver & dichro - Ocelot Orb
By PolychromeBeads From United States
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A unique orb focal done in reactive glass with silver and dichro. I started with a light color glass that I wrapped in pure silver leaf, then I added stringer scribbles in a reactive glass on top. The silver migrated into light-colored lines in between dark, variegated, and mottled areas of brown, blue, and yellow. I encased it all in clear glass to enhance the color and patterns, and added a sprinkling of silver dichroic in the clear casing for a bit more sparkle. Temporarily strung on a knotted satin cord for your immediate enjoyment!
This bead was made on a 3/32" mandrel, and is 19mm X 20mm.
The chocolate kiss is shown for size comparison only - this bead is sweet enough!
This item is yet to be reviewed.
I am a self-representing artist and have been making glass beads for about seventeen years now. I have been an artist for much, much longer (don't even ask how long - it might give away my age!). My beads are made using a technique called "lampworking". The glass is melted in a VERY VERY hot flame and "wound" onto a metal rod, called a mandrel, that has previously been coated with a clay-like substance called a release. When all the decoration is finished the bead, still on the mandrel and still very hot, is placed into a 965-degree kiln to "anneal" overnight. This allows the glass to get to the same temperature throughout, and then cool down slowly to prevent cracking. Beads that are not annealed can be little "time bombs" waiting to crack!