I made this lampwork glass bead directly on the key using a torch in my home studio. The glass bead has a base of an ivory glass with a stripe of blue silver-rich glass on its surface. The bead was then coated with fine silver foil which was melted into the surface of the bead. The bead was then bathed in a reduction flame which brings the silver to the surface. This glass bead is adhered to the antique skeleton key and does not move. The key does have some surface rust which can be easily cleaned off but was left for artistic effect and easier adhesion of the glass to the key. This bead has been annealed in my kiln for durability.
The antique key is approximately 3 15/16 inches long. The key is flat where the lampwork bead is located. The lampwork glass bead is between 7/16 and 1/2 inches deep (long). The lampwork glass bead is between 13/16 inches and 7/8 inches in diameter depending upon where it is measured. This ensemble weighs about .815 ounces.
I am a SRA Lampwork Artist.
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This antique key bead contains a lampwork glass bead which though durable is not indestructible and is not intended for babies or children.
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