Shades of sparkle

Shades of sparkle

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Seven stunning lampwork glass beads in shades of green and blue, kiln annealed for lasting strength.

Transparent teal, emerald, sapphire and aquamarine glass feature together in this mixed set of sparkly beads. Each bead is made half of one colour, half of another, and a streak of fine silver dots adds extra accents of sparkle underneath a layer of crystal clear encasing.

In some conditions, silver and glass react to produce a yellowish tinge, in this case making the silver inclusions appear to be golden. Absolutely beautiful!

[You can see, step by step, the techniques I used to make these beads in issue 51 of 'Bead' magazine (December/January 2013/14), where I've teamed violet glass with clear and silver.]

The beads were made on 2.4mm mandrels.
The centre bead is 15mm x 11.5mm.
The smallest bead is 14mm x 9.5mm.
Measurements are approximate.