Glass Beads: Quantity 2
Color: Coral, Black Sparkle, Caramel, Clear Encasing
Size: 14 x 8mm
Shape: Donut, Rondelle
Composition: Borosilicate Glass
gorgeous lampwork glass bead pair is lovingly handmade by me, Gillian
Soskin, in my home glass studio using a Terracotta Coral borosilicate
(boro, aka Pyrex) glass base, Silver Strike 5, Mystery Aventurine and
Unobtanium swirls, encased in clear glass. The speckles in the black
glass you can see in the photos is the sparkle of the aventurine.
Be sure to click on the images to see them fully.
The donut-shaped beads measure 14 x 8mm, and are made on 3/32" mandrels. The bead holes are 2.4mm in diameter.
(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.