silverglass tab focal with colored core and iridescent accents handmade art glass lampwork bead
By PolychromeBeads From United States
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A thick marquise- or navette-shaped focal with a dark silverglass core. The glass at the core is StrikingColor glass - it was an unmarked rod but a very unique color. I encased it in clear and added deep cuts that allow light to filter through - it has a deep amber glow when held up to the light (though less color under fluorescents, interestingly). As an accent, I sprinkled the flat sides with silvery blue metallic frit which adds a lot of sparkle. Temporarily strung on a knotted satin cord for immediate enjoyment!
This bead was made on a 3/32" mandrel, and is 44mm X 32mm (and approx. 14mm thick).
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!