9 graduated cylinder beads in transparent brown with fine silver & silvered ivory handmade lampwork
By PolychromeBeads From United States
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Graduated cylinders done in transparent rootbeer with silvered ivory. The core is transparent rootbeer brown, and I dotted it with silvered ivory and red copper green. The silvered ivory spread out into cool amoeba-like shapes, and the red copper green reacted and seperated into red and green. I encased it all in clear glass to enhance and magnify, then added tiny droplets of pure silver all over the surface. Combined with ten Czech glass ring spacer beads in silver crystal.
These beads were made on 3/32" mandrels. The smallest beads are approx. 13mm X 11mm, the largest is 16mm X 14mm.
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!