Watch out for the doppelganger of blue in these flashy beads! :)
These spacers (button disks) measure 6.5mm x 16mm . They were wound on 3/32 mandrels and have a 2mm hole.
My mother was from Germany and she and her parents brought with them a wealth of legends from the old country. Among these was the legend of the doppleganger which I was raised to understand was the ghost a living person, usually someone that had died in some unpleasant or unexpected way. That feeling when you think you catch someone in your peripheral vision but when you turn you're alone. My grandmother would say that was when the doppleganger had attached to you and if you were a good girl and did everything you were supposed to do the doppleganger would get bored and go away. If you were bad then he/she would stay and bad things would happen to you. Not a happy story but like the Krampus around Christmas or Struwwelpeter, many German stories and legends were scary and unpleasant.
ANYway, I tried to capture that "there/not there" idea in these beads which have a plum base but have lines that will flash a brilliant blue depending on the light and position. Lay them on their side and they are just clear beads with a plum core and the blue doppleganger goes away. ;)
If you would like another amount of these beads, say, just two? Convo me and I'll do a custom order just for you! Maybe you like these but would prefer another shape like rounds, crystals, or saucer disks. I can do that.
The set you see in the photo sold but yours will be similar.
These lampwork beads are made to order. My current lead time is 5 working days.
All my lampwork beads are properly annealed in my Paragon kiln for strength and durability, checked for any defects, and cleaned with a Dremel tool.
Self- Representing Artist - SRA #B-195
I use Italian, German, and American glass.
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