red white and blue set with stars and stripes patriotic spirit handmade lampwork art glass beads
By PolychromeBeads From United States
|Shipping Destination||Single Item||Additional Items|
|United States||$3.50||+ $0.35|
|Rest of World||$13.80||+ $1.00|
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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.
Show your color this season! This set of red, white, and blue beads features six striped rounds and three rondelles with handmade star murrini. They are all encased in clear glass to enhance and magnify the colors and patterns. Add a few spacer beads and you have a perfect bracelet set to show your pride!
These beads were made on 3/32" mandrels. The rounds run from 12mm X 13mm to 14mm X 15mm; the rondelles are 9mm X 14mm to 9mm X 15mm.
The chocolate kiss is shown for size comparison only - not included in auction - 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!