Finished Length 16 1/4“
I simply can't catch the beauty of this glass with the camera I have. It's rich and marbled and gorgeous. 8 matching lampwork spacers.
I’ve called these “collars” for lack of any better term to describe them because of the way they lay. They remind me of ancient Egyptian designs. The larger beads are formed using molds specifically designed for the purpose. Once formed, they are then decorated. Beads are strung on SoftFlex wire, and finished with sterling clasps and accents.
BEAD JEWELRY (Necklaces & Bracelets)
I use 104 COE glass for all my beads - Effetre (formerly Moretti), Lausha, Messy, and assorted silver reactives like TAG and Double Helix. I work on either a GTT Lynx or a Nortel Minor torch and use either my Arrow Springs A-18 kiln or my Toolbox kiln to digitally anneal every bead. Unless specifically noted, all findings (the little metal parts) are Sterling or Argentium silver. With beads I “string”, I use a plastic-coated multi-strand steel cable to ensure strength and durability. (I usually use SoftFlex or an equivalent product.) If I use a pre-made necklace chain, it is Sterling or Argentium. I often make my own “chains” using Argentium wire with beads. On some of my choker styles, I use pre-made multi wire necklace pieces (steel push & twist clasp), or rubber coated color coated steel cable with Sterling end caps & clasp.
Accent beads are silver or Czech, Austrian, Japanese or other quality glass beads.