Valentino the Valentine Kitten Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead SRA

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Valentino the Valentine Kitten Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead SRA Gelly:

Valentino is a handsome black kitty that is wearing a Valentine heart murrini and is trying to seduce you with his green eyes. He is 20mm tall and was wound on a 3/32" mandrel.

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Most of the lampwork (glass art) beads that I make are either focal beads or charm beads - BHB (big hole beads) that fit Pandora, Biagi & Trollbeads chains. I love to make whimsical animals & critters. My favorites are pigs, but I've been known to make a puppy dog, kitty cat, penguin, lion, lamb, frog, fish, cow, spider, ladybug etc. Occasionally, I'll mix things up & make sets or pairs in modern, retro, organic or floral themes for jewelry designers to work their magic with.

I'm not sure I can say where my inspiration comes from other than from everywhere. Inspiration can strike at any time or place, from any & everything.

All of my beads are handmade by me with love & care, one at a time in the open flame of my torch. They are fully annealed in my digitally controlled kiln to ensure strength & longevity, after which, each is cleaned and inspected. Although they are very durable, they are glass which means they can break if they are handled improperly. I use many types of glass, including Effetre/Moretti, Creation Is Messy, Double Helix, Vetrofond, & Reichenbach.

Melting glass is my passion and I have loads of fun while working, which hopefully shows in my creations.
Approximate Price/Value: $30