Shiny Beads Transparent Gray Handmade Lampwork Glass Glossy Round 048g
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Shiny transparent gray handmade lampwork glass beads with a glossy bead finish.
Beautiful glossy beads hand made using transparent gray glass. These luxurious beads have a shiny glass bead finish.
Quantity: 1 bead
Measurements: 10-11mm x 7mm
Mandrel size: 1/16
Hole size approximately 2mm
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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 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!
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.
Guarantee - Satisfaction guaranteed! I want you to be happy with your purchase. If for some reason you are not, please email and let me know. Return your item(s) in their original packaging within 14 days after receiving them for a full refund of the purchase minus any shipping fees.
Bead orders - Some beads may be made to order and have a 8 to 20 day turn around for shipping to get beads made, inspected and ready to ship.
Shipping - US Domestic - I use USPS First Class shipping with delivery confirmation.
I ship internationally at reasonable rates.
Shipping - International - 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.
Sales Tax - If you live in the state of Texas, the appropriate sales tax (8.25%) will be added to your order.
Memberships and Associations - I am a proud member of Self Representing Artists - SRA H98
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