Lampwork Beads Transparent Aqua Blue Handmade Glass Aurae Band SRA

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Transparent aqua handmade lampwork glass beads with aurae metallic band sra

Gorgeous metallic beads. These handmade lampwork beads are made using transparent aqua glass. That is pretty just by itself. But when you add a double helix aurae metallic band around these shiny beads, they simply pop with the wow factor. The combination is awesome. These trendy beads would be great as earring pairs for for a bracelet or necklace. Need more? Just ask.

Sold individually by the bead

Quantity: 1 bead
Measurements: 10-11mm x 7-8mm
Mandrel size: 1/16
Hole size approximatley 2mm

Want or need more? Just ask and I will reserve a special listing for you.

Also available in a 3/32 mandrel - about a 2.5mm hole. If you prefer 3/32mm mandrel, let me know or you will automatically receive beads made on a 1/16mm mandrel.

All glass lampworked beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. I am a Texas artist living in Alvin near the Gulf of Mexico. I am located near larger and popular Texas cities like Houston, Galveston and Sugar Land. I love incorporating my lampwork beads into jewelry designs using semi precious gemstones, pearls, crystals and other mixed media materials to create beautiful jewelry for you. Care and love is given to each piece.

Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98
Handmade beads made in the USA
Handmade beads made in Texas

LAMPWORK - THE PROCESS OF MELTING GLASS

I melt glass using my Carlisle mini cc torch winding it onto a mandrel (metal rod) that has been dipped in bead release (a silica based clay) to prevent the glass from sticking to the mandrel. I use a variety of moretti/effetre Italian glass, Vetrofond, Lausha, CIM, Reichenbach, Double Helix, Bullseye, TAG and Reichenbach glass. I also use CZ cubic zirconias, dichroic glass, .999 fine silver, copper, silver leaf, gold leaf and palladium to add interesting designs and create elegant to organic styles of beads. After forming the bead, it is placed in the kiln to go through the annealing process.

ANNEALING

Annealing is a MUST. It is the process where I place my beads in my preheated digitally controlled Glass Hive kiln and allow them to rest for several hours in a glowing heat bath until the glass is the same temperature all over. This relieves stress in the bead. Then the temperature is slowly ramped down overnight until the beads are completely cooled to room temperature. This process takes hours and adds strength and durability to each bead. BEADS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ANNEALED HAVE A GREATER CHANCE OF CRACKING DUE TO STRESS AND THERMAL SHOCK.


CLEANING THE BEAD HOLES

Cleaning the bead release out of the hole is very important. I use an electric dremel with a diamond bit to clean each bead individually. Clean bead holes make for a nicer construction for artisans to assemble their jewelry. If you will inspect the cheap imports, you will notice they are filled with bead release and you should question whether or not they were kiln annealed. Always buy handmade!


PHOTOGRAPHY

Numerous pictures are taken in an effort to get just the perfect photo for you to view. This is can be very time consuming but worth every minute to ensure you see quality photos. Sometimes beads can be very stubborn and nearly impossible to show their true beauty.

Materials Used

glass

More Info

Let Covergirlbeads online bead and jewelry store furnish you with artisan handmade glass beads that fit all brand name European bracelets and necklaces including Pandora, Biagi, Chamilia, Trollbeads, add a bead jewelry and omega necklaces. My large hole beads can also be used as decoration on dreads.

My handmade lampwork beads with smaller holes are perfect for bead making projects to incorporate into your handcrafted designs.

Bead orders - Most of the time I can ship items within a 5-7 day period. Some beads may be made to order and require an extra day or two before shipping. If you have questions, please ask.

US Domestic Shipping - I use USPS First Class shipping with delivery confirmation.

International Shipping - I use USPS First Class International. Buyers are responsible for any and all customs duties, taxes, vat or any other expense that may be added to your package entering your country. If you need to know what import or VAT taxes your country will charge you in advance, please check with your Post Office and/or government tax office.

Many countries restrict or prohibit some jewelry, stones, precious metals and other items from import into their country. Please check with your countrys customs department to see what is allowed into your country. Purchases made to a country with import restrictions of jewelry or other items will be refunded. You can also check on http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immctry.htm

Sales Tax - If you live in the United States in the great state of Texas, 8.25% sales tax will be added to your order.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Glass

Pattern: Band

Color: Blue

What people are saying about this product…

PrettyGonzo says:
These aqua lampwork beads are so pretty and dreamy - simply beautiful!
11/1/2013
ShadowDogDesigns says:
These are some of my all time favorite handmade lampwork beads - the aqua color glows!
11/11/2013
GildedOwlJewelry says:
The Blues and Aquas are simply stunning in these!
8/28/2014
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