handmade lampwork art glass beads set of 13 graduated cylinders in blue & white swirled short tubes
By PolychromeBeads From United States
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Graduated cylinders in a fantastic swirled blue and white pattern. The core is a dark blue transparent glass, and I wrapped each one in pure silver leaf. I rolled them in a dense white reactive frit, then swirled it here and there before final shaping. The frit darkened at the edges in reaction to the silver, and developed some exquisite organic patterns all over the surface. Combined with fourteen Czech glass ring spacer beads in transparent sapphire.
These beads were made on 3/32" mandrels. The smallest beads are 11mm X 8mm, the largest is 16mm X 13mm.
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!