The look of paint daubs, but actually colored glass floral details floating suspended over a turquoise core, encased for depth, sparkle, and dimension. Shaped by hand (no use of stamps or molds).
1 lampwork glass bead
Approx 20mm (just over 3/4") long
Formed on 3/32" mandrel
Hand torched by me, Gem, in my Tampa Bay, FL studio. I individually create each bead by melting and manipulating glass in the torch flame. The hot beads are then immediately transferred into my kiln soaking at 950-1050°F and then slowly cooled down overnight by a digital controller, thereby aligning its crystalline structure and relieving molecular stress, for strength and longevity.
Humbly handmade in the U.S.A. Imperfections are the nature and charm of handcrafted work.