I use 104 COE glass – Effetre (formerly Moretti), Lausha, Messy, and assorted silver reactives like TAG and Double Helix. I work on either a Nortel Minor or GTT Lynx torch and use either my Arrow Springs A-18 kiln or my Toolbox kiln for annealing. All my beads are properly annealed in one of the digitally controlled kilns, and then cleaned thoroughly of bead release using specially designed reamers in my Foredom.
The wire in the picture is strictly for my display purposes (beads are attached to a card to hang on my display or keep a set together) and doesn't represent any sort of jewelry application.
SRA #C11 The photos are of the actual bead(s) listed here.