Fine silver black/blue bead and earring with 18" sterling silver chain
These beads look black but up close they are actually a deep blue and black. The glass starts out black but when I am done making them, there is a deep blue color in the glass primarily where the fine silver has been wrapped around the bead. The last pictures are taken up close under a light; it is easy to see the color.
How these beads are made:
To make the glass beads, I heat a glass rod with a torch until it is molten and the consistency of thick honey. Then it is wrapped around a steel mandrel and shaped. After this, the fine silver (.999 silver) wire is wrapped around the bead and slowly heated so it melts. The earring beads are made the same way. All the beads then go into the kiln to be annealed; a process which takes about 8 hours. Annealing removes internal stress that builds up in the glass during creation.
The chain with the bead is sterling silver and the 2 mm beads on the chain nicely complement the silver in the bead. The chain is also available in 16" or 20".
The ear wires are sterling silver also.
Since every bead is made by hand, please allow for some differences in the bead with the photograph.
First Item: $ 3.00
Additional Items: $ 0.00
I accept payment through Paypal or if you'd like to pay by credit card, you can use PayPal (without creating an account if you don't have one).
I will ship within 3 business days of payment with delivery confirmation, using the US Postal Service.
Currently shipping in the United States only.
*** California residents will be charged sales tax ***
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase, however, if you want to return for a refund, you must do so within 7 days of delivery date. Please email me prior to returning your item.
on Apr 17, 2013