exotic sterling silver cored glass bead sized to fit big hole European sized charm bracelets
By PolychromeBeads From United States
|Shipping Destination||Single Item||Additional Items|
|United States||$3.50||+ $0.35|
|Rest of World||$13.80||+ $0.75|
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I want you to be happy with your purchase! I will gladly refund your purchase (less shipping) for any reason - make sure you contact me within 2 weeks to arrange the return.
I tried something different, and stormed together multiple silverglass colors. I ended up with this cool combination of heavy red threads and thinner pale blue ones, all twisted together in a clear glass matrix. The white core I started with came out a dark yellow. Vey cool, and definitely not something I can do again!
I finished this bead with a sterling silver core, and it is large enough to accomodate the popular European bracelets - or just slide it onto a chain or cord for a lovely simple necklace!
The chocolate kiss is for size comparison only - this bead is sweet enough!
This bead is approx. 11mm X 17mm. Chain not included.
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!