This piece is a round glass bead, capped and cored. The base of the bead is a dark metallic, and the surface is intricately decorated with another metallic glass scrollwork, dot, and line patterns. The bead has hints of blues, greens, and purples...and it looks different in almost every light! I tried to get the best photos as possible, but due to the nature of the metallic glass, it is always difficult to get the perfect photo!
(the last photo shows all four beads I am listing today, this listing is for ONE bead)
The caps are also handmade by me, in sterling silver. The caps are fixed to the bead with a sterling silver tube riveted through the center.
The bead itself is 38 mm from hole to hole and 38 mm at its widest point. And to note, these beads are solid glass, not hollow..giving substantial weight to the bead.
The hole of this bead is cored with 3/16" tubing, allowing design possibilities to be endless. You can simply thread it through a chain once, or twice, or run multiple strands of seed beads, just to name a few things I have done personally with them.
All of my beads are made by me, completely by hand. I use Moretti, Vetrofond, Lauscha, ASK, CIM, Double Helix, and Reichenbach glass. All beads are kiln annealed to ensure strength.
Any questions or concerns, please contact me! I enjoy what I do and I hope that you like my work! Enjoy!
I want all of my buyers to be happy with their purchases. Please contact me within 10 days of receiving your purchase for any refunds. Beyond 10 days, I will accept exchanges within 15 days of receiving your purchase. Thank you.