Glass Bead: Quantity 1
Color: Blue, Cobalt, Amber
Size: 18 x 10mm
Shape: Donut, Rondelle
Composition: Borosilicate Glass
gorgeous lampwork glass focal bead is lovingly handmade by me, Gillian
Soskin, in my home glass studio using a clear borosilicate (boro, aka
Pyrex) glass base, a custom-made twistie of amber purple, cobalt, and
blue glass, then encased in clear to magnify the colors.
Be sure to click on the images to see them fully.
The donut-shaped bead measure 18 x 10mm, and is made on a 3/32" mandrel, with bead hole diameter of 2.4mm.
(borosilicate) glass is very different from Italian and German soft
glass. The colours are mysterious, shifting with the light, and
subtle/natural in tone. They really come alive in sunlight.
photos are taken indoors in a light box with natural lighting and a
macro lens. The pictures have been enlarged so please check the size of
the bead. I have not enhanced the colours with photo-editing but keep
in mind monitors can show colours differently.
All my beads go
directly from the torch to kiln for controlled annealing. All beads are
inspected for flaws and thoroughly cleaned for you.
I am a
self-representing glass artist (SRA # S107) which means that my beads
are individually made, by me, and not mass produced. I am also a member
of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.