Black & Ivory Heart with Spiral Texture
This handmade lampwork focal heart bead is made from opaque ivory glass with dark silver plum. This colour is virtually black but develops a metallic finish with oil slick effect. A spiral texture has been added to each side of the bead and this has been emphasised with the addition of pure silver foil. The bead has been treated in the flame to give an aged, pitted effect in areas while other parts retain the metallic sheen.
The bead is approximately 33mm long by 27mm.
Made on 2mm mandrel
All my beads are kiln annealed.