handmade lampwork glass bead a round galaxy focal done in reactive glass with dichro and goldstone
By PolychromeBeads From United States
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A big, round galaxy focal with a dark silverglass core. I started with a couple of StrikingColor glasses swirled together at the center, accented with a bit of dichroic stringer for just a hint of sparkle. After a layer of clear I added more swirls of lighter StrikingColor glasses, and a bit of goldstone for even more sparkle! The star murrini I added got sucked in (by the black hole?), but there are still some fabulous swirls of color in this big round bead. Temporarily strung on a knotted satin cord for your immediate enjoyment!
This bead was made on a 3/32" mandrel, and is 22mm X 23mm.
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!