twisted tornado bead set of 11 handmade lampwork art glass beads transparent blue & silverglass
By PolychromeBeads From United States
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These unusual beads started out round - then I added deeply twisted tornadoes on opposide sides. I started by making a round transparent blue core bead, then wrapped it 'round and 'round with StrikingColor glass. I superheated the glass and twisted it up into two cones on each bead, giving each one an organic shape and swirls of variegated color. This set is unique, cool, fun, textural, colorful, and definitely eye-catching! Combined with twelve Czech glass ring spacer beads in dark blue iris.
These beads were made on 3/32" mandrels. The smallest beads are approx. 11mm X up to 17mm, the largest are approx. 12mm X up to 23mm.
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!