(Reserved for Lisa) fantasy florals in blues w/ hint of purple handmade lampwork glass beads set/7
By PolychromeBeads From United States
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Exquisite large floral rounds done in a blend of various blues with a hint of purple. I started each one with a core of copper green encased in clear,
then topped it with double layered, plunged flowers. Each one is heavily encased in clear glass for extreme depth, and has a tiny captured bubble floating at its center. Accented with raised fine stringer "vines" done in pale green. Combined with eight Czech glass ring spacer beads in transparent cobalt.
These beads were made on 3/32" mandrels. The smallest beads are 18mm X 21mm and the largest are 19mm X 22mm.
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!