handmade lampwork art glass bead set of 9 rondelles in ivory with iridescent green & bright fuchsia
By PolychromeBeads From United States
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Fabulous dotted beads in a very Christmas-like color scheme. I started with a light ivory base, then added a band of copper green around the center. I topped that with big dots of red copper green, flattened them a bit, and used them as "bezels" for bright fuchsia raised poked dots (with little bubbles inside). Accented with smaller raised dots done in iridescent green Gaia glass. Combined with ten Czech glass ring spacer beads in transparent olive green.
These beads were made on 3/32" mandrels, and run from 11mm X 17mm to 13mm X 18mm.
The chocolate kiss is shown for size comparison only - these beads are 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!