Honoring those who do by hand and make by hand - artisans, craftsmen, any hard workers.
Glossy black bas relief hand and scroll flourishes on both sides of glossy turquoise flat tab bead with sparkly clear bump border.
1 lampwork glass bead
Approx 24mm long, 27mm wide
Formed on 1/16" mandrel
Hand flameworked 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.