I have had this technique for a new glass lampwork bead bouncing around in my head for quite a while. About a month ago, I was working on my production beads and the bead went bad. I don’t like to just dump a bead in the water bath**, so I decided to give my idea a try. It wasn’t too bad, so I made a couple more.
Here is how they are turning out. I did put a silver core into this one after I took the photo, but I sent it off for a bead exchange right away – so you get to see the “naked” bead.
I need a name with a little more punch! Any suggestions?
** when a molten glass bead is put into the water bath, some spectacular things happen. The bead cracks, violently usually. Cool cracking sounds happen right away and keep going for minutes thereafter. I usually feel bad for the bead though, and sometimes my greatest accidental techniques are discovered if I save a “lost” bead.