I have been interested in the patterns of tribal tattoos. I also like kanji and other pictorial or representative writing. It fascinates me that humans have come up with a few lines to stand for complex, abstract and inspirational concepts.
This bead is 16mm if measured straight down the bead hole, and 24mm in diameter. It has a slightly larger hole so it can go directly onto a chain or cord.
I used Italian glass to make this bead. It has been kiln annealed, is one of a kind made by me in my studio in NE Texas. I have been making lampwork beads for over 15 years. My artwork has been in Bead & Button, Step-by-Step Beads, Glass Line, The Flow and Better Homes & Gardens magazines. I have also had work published in the books 1000 Glass Beads, The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking and I have been a presenter at ISGB's annual Gathering. I have taught in several states in the US and in 3 cities in Australia. Now I teach 8th grade science and use lampworking glass as an example of why you need to know some chemistry in Real Life.
Please send me a convo before you order if you have questions. I don't do custom orders but you can ask. If you want to order and your country is not listed please send a convo and I will get back to you.
Returns: Returns accepted with prior approval. If there is something physically wrong with your purchase I will refund or make an exchange if you notify me within 3 days of receipt.