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Ocean glass bead with chain .01 shipping

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The bead has a core made of fine silver tubing. The jump ring and wire going through the bead are sterling silver.

This bead has a few different steps before it is finally completed. First, the black portion is created. Once the orange glow dissipates, it is wrapped in silver foil which is then burnished. The silver foil is slowly burned off to give it the ‘starry night’ effect. Next, comes the blue glass for the water and the last is the ivory glass for the sand. It is all heated until round and then it is flattened. Different embellishments are then added such as murrini in the sky, murrini for anemones and/or different sea creatures are ‘stamped’ into the sand such as starfish, shells or a turtle. Once all the effects are added, the finished bead then goes into the kiln to be annealed. Annealing removes internal stress that builds up in the glass during creation.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I was at a gem show and there was a woman there selling Monarch chrysalis beads that she had made. They were just exquisite. I raise Monarchs and I recognized these immediately. I got to talking with her and she showed me how easy it was to melt glass and we discussed the learning curve for glass (steeper) as opposed to working with metal. Long story short, I purchased another torch, some glass rods, a couple of books and have been teaching myself to make things with glass. My goal is to become skilled enough to make Monarch chrysalis beads like hers.

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Glass, sterling silver, fine silver tubing

Color: Silver

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First Item: $0.01
Additional Items: $0.01

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I will ship within 3 business days of payment with delivery confirmation, using the US Postal Service.

Currently shipping in the United States only. Please send me email if you are requesting shipping to another country. The buyer is responsible for all duty fees and taxes.

*** California residents will be charged sales tax ***


Returns

I want you to be satisfied with your purchase, however, if you want to return for a refund, you must do so within 7 days of delivery date. Please email me prior to returning your item.

Reviews

SieraC on Apr 17, 2013
5 stars

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