a large handmade lampwork glass button black and white animal face cat dog cow who knows what it is
By PolychromeBeads From United States
|Shipping Destination||Single Item||Additional Items|
|United States||$3.00||+ $0.35|
|Rest of World||$13.75||+ $0.50|
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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.
One of my lampwork glass buttons - one-of-a-kind little pieces of art that are 'specially wonderful for handmade knits, purses, or as bracelet closures.
This button is about 27mm X 25mm which makes it just over 1 inch. I was trying to make an animal face - I'm sure I was trying to make a cat, but it doesn't really look like a cat. Maybe a dog. Or a cow. Definitely a critter.
Like my beads, my buttons have been fully kiln annealed for strength - however they are glass and are not meant to be machine washed or dried. They can be hand washed or dry cleaned, or remove them from your garment before washing.
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!