Ladybug Landing Handmade Universal BHB European Charm Bead SRA Gelly

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Ladybug Landing Handmade Universal BHB European Charm Bead SRA Gelly:

A base of goldstone with trailing vines topped with 3 lavender flowers. The petals are double layered and have cz (cubic zirconia) centers. All encased in clear with an adorable ladybug perched on top. Universal charm or BHB (big hole bead) made to fit pandora, biagi, trollbeads, chamilia style European chains. It is 10mm x 19mm (including ladybug), lined with sterling silver rivets and was wound on a 3/16" 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