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  • Lampwork Beads Transparent Aqua Handmade Glass With Aurae Band SRA
     
    Lampwork Beads Transparent Aqua Blue Handmade Glass Aurae Band SRA
    $5.00

    Transparent aqua handmade lampwork glass beads with aurae metallic band sra Gorgeous metallic beads. These handmade lampwork beads are made using transparent aqua glass. That is pretty just by itself. But when you add a double helix aurae metallic band around these shiny beads, they simply pop with the wow factor. The combination is awesome. These trendy beads would be great as earring pairs for for a bracelet or necklace. Need more? Just ask. Sold individually by the bead Quantity: 1 bead Measurements: 10-11mm x 7-8mm Mandrel size: 1/16 Hole size approximatley 2mm 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 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! 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.
  • SEO For Artfire Artisans Ebook by Jim Juris, PDF File
     
    SEO For Artfire Artisans Ebook by Jim Juris, PDF File
    $7.99

    by: JimJuris
  • Glass Lampwork Bead Pair Amethyst Velvet - 11x7mm Etched
     
    Glass Lampwork Bead Pair Amethyst Velvet - 11x7mm Etched
    $5.80

  • Faceted ruby teardrop briolettes, 9mm, one pair of natural ruby beads
     
    Faceted ruby teardrop briolettes, 9mm, one pair of natural ruby beads
    $20.00

  • Spring Green Velvet -11mm Silvered Ivory Etched Glass Lampwork Beads 6
     
    Spring Green Velvet -11mm Silvered Ivory Etched Glass Lampwork Beads 6
    $15.10

  • Lilac Botanical Body Lotion and Perfume Spray Duo Vegan - 4 oz
     
    Lilac Botanical Body Lotion and Perfume Spray Duo Vegan - 4 oz
    $26.00

    by: essensu
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    Rose Pink Floral Simple Design Banner and Avatar
    $8.00

  • Magnificent Buck Glycerin Soap
     
    Magnificent Buck Glycerin Soap
    $4.00

    by: Soapsmith
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    Cultured Round Potato Creamy White Pearls 3-4mm /16 In. - PEW-1013
    $6.75

  • Jewelry Photography, Inexpensive Jewelry Photography Techniques Ebook
     
    Jewelry Photography, Inexpensive Jewelry Photography Techniques Ebook
    $6.99

    by: JimJuris
  • Shades of blue, lavender and violet, dried flower wreath
     
    Shades of blue, lavender and violet, dried flower wreath
    $35.00

  • Elegant Bath Premade Art Fire Studio Banner and Avatar Set
     
    Elegant Bath Premade Art Fire Studio Banner and Avatar Set
    $14.00

  • Bird cage filled with dried lavender and herbs
     
    Bird cage filled with dried lavender and herbs
    $9.00

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    Peruvian Pink Opal Briolettes
    $4.65
    $7.75

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