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RESERVED FOR SHARRON Teal Dichroic Handmade Large Hole Lampwork Bead

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Teal with encased silver dichroic handmade large hole lampwork glass slider bracelet charm bead

This is a beautiful dichroic lampwork glass bead. It has a large hole big enough to fit over my European style bracelet. This handmade bead is made with a base of transparent teal with silver dichroic layered on it. You can still see the gorgeous teal base. I added a layer of transparent clear to enhance the brilliance of the bead. It has a lot of glisten and sparkle that pops in the sunshine that the photos haven't been able to capture.

Measures 14-15mm x 7mm
Hole size 5mm

Handmade lampwork glass slider bead that will fit most European style bracelets and necklaces. They also look great on a leather cords, ribbon or silk.

Price is for bead only - bracelet and/or sterling slider beads not included. Other pictures are for visual examples only.

All lampwork glass beads are handmade by me, Covergirlbeads glass artisan, Charlotte Hayes. My handmade beads are made one at a time in my studio along the Texas gulf coast.


TAKE PRIDE AND BUY HANDMADE

Support your worldwide and local artisans. Buy handmade! You'll be getting unique beads, jewelry and handcrafted items that only a few will ever own. Some items are even one of a kind!


SHIPPING

I use domestic shipping with delivery confirmation and ship internationally at reasonable rates. 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.


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, Double Helix, Reichenbach, Bullseye, and TAG 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

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.


Member of Self Representing Artists SRA #H98

Materials Used

glass, dichroic

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 8-14 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, dichroic glass

Size: 14MM

Pattern: Dichroic, large hole bead, round, teal, green, encased

Color: Blue


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