This gorgeous large hole focal bead almost seems to glow from within! The swirling colors of tangerine orange and magenta pink move as the angle of the bead changes, and are accented by flashes of mother of pearl. Summer Heat is made on a base of silver reactive glass and CIM Clockwork orange glass. Using the Storming technique developed by Amy Kinsch (AKDlampwork here on Etsy), layered dots of Clio, a silver glass, were reduced and capped with clear. The solid copper core in the hole of the bead will protect the glass from chipping and wearing from rubbing against a metal bracelet, and also permanently rivets the sterling silver hammered bead caps in place. The silver bead caps were made by me, and have been tumble polished for added shine and strength. The bead is 20mm across and 13.5mm tall, the center hole is 6mm across. Like all of my lampwork beads, this bead had been kiln-annealed for added strength and durability. If you like wearing large beads on your wrist, Summer Heat will fit any of the European large hole bracelets. I love this bead by itself as a necklace, and will include a 21" silver chain so you can wear this as soon as it arrives! I am a self-representing artist. All my lampwork beads have been made by me in my studio in Eastern West Virginia. Pictures of my beads are taken in simulated daylight, but please be aware that differences in computer monitors may make the beads appear slightly lighter or darker on your computer than in "real life". Although all my beads are carefully kiln-annealed for added strength and durability, they are created from glass, and like all glass they can chip or break if dropped/thrown/crushed or otherwise abused. My beads are NOT suitable for small children, and pose a choking hazard if swallowed.
Basic shipping is USPS first class. If your shipping payment exceeds $5.00, shipping will be upgraded to USPS Priority. If you pay more than $2.00 over the actual cost of shipping, this amount will be refunded to you through Paypal.
I will happily accept PayPal or Money Order in payment. I WILL NOT accept personal checks!! Please note that since I am a West Virginia resident, any items shipped to a West Virginia address will be charged a 6% sales tax.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Your satisfaction is my #1 priority. If you should decide your purchase is not what you expected,, I will be happy to refund your purchase price with the following specifications: I will refund your full purchase price less ETSY fees, Paypal fees, shipping and handling. Your purchase must be returned to me safely packaged, and in the same condition I shipped them in. If your purchase is returned to me damaged in any way, I will return it to you but will not refund your money. Please note that I do reserve the right to cancel any sale at my discretion. If this should happen, your payment will be refunded to you through Paypal, including any sales taxes you may have paid.