This bead measures approx 27 mm x 13 mm (plus dots) & was wound on a 3/32 mandrel. The glass is a Dbl Helix test run, and presents mostly aqua with a very light purplish hue on this bead.
I use 104 COE glass – Effetre (formerly Moretti), Lausha, Messy, and assorted silver reactives like TAG and Double Helix. I work on a Minor torch and use either my Arrow Springs A-18 kiln or my Toolbox kiln. All my beads are properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, and then cleaned thoroughly from bead release using specially designed reamers in my Foredom.