Honey stacks

Honey stacks

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A set of 27 handmade lampwork glass beads in honeyed iridescent shades, kiln annealed for lasting strength.

I love to wind spiral disc beads out of glass, and have spent many hours happily engrossed in practising my ‘stretch and wind’ technique.

Each of these discs has been wound from reactive silver glass which creates built-in iridescence, the shades of which range from creamy mother-of-pearl and petroleum rainbow at the edges through to gorgeous transparent mirrored purples across the width of the disc. As you can see, they make for unusual focal accents when strung adjacent to each other as composite beads, as shown here, but if you’d like to use them singly, rest assured that they are not attached to each other in any way – it’s entirely up to you how you configure them!

The beads were made on 2.4mm mandrels.
Strung together in the way pictured, each composite bead (incorporating 9 beads) measures around 18.5mm x 22mm.
The largest disc bead in the set measures 18.5mm x 1.5mm.
The smallest disc bead in the set measures 12mm x 1.5mm.
Measurements are approximate.

 

Please note: due to the simple fact of physics that narrow, flat glass is by its very nature less robust than solid, round glass, these individual disc beads are not likely to respond very well to being sat on or dropped. Like any decent jewellery component, however, they stand up well to ‘normal’ wear and tear.