Tuesday, December 4

Bubbles in the Flowers

As promised, here is a set of beads that show encased flowers with bubbles as the center of the flowers. You wouldn't think of this as too much of a big deal... but let me tell you... After I started researching lampwork to learn more about it, I found that a simple bubble in a glass bead can cause stress to the bead if incorporated into it in a wrong fashion. By this, I mean, the glass bead has to be molten at a certain temperature to withstand putting a bubble inside it on purpose as these were done. If the temperature isn't right, any type of bubble (added on purpose or by accident) will cause the glass bead to either crack or break altogether! Amazing! Enjoy your day!

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