A hand-sculpted heart bead and a pair of headpins made in CiM Whisper - a translucent pale lilac-pink with a wispy marbled veining effect.
The headpin wires are 22 gauge (0.64mm) half hard sterling silver. The wires measure 2.5 inches (63mm) long. The glass components are about 10.5mm diameter.
The wires have been carefully secured into the glass end components with high quality and very strong two part epoxy. Making the headpins in this way, as opposed to melting the glass straight onto the wire, means I have more control over the glass in the flame and it also means that there are no compatibility issues between the wire and the glass.
Heart bead size/s: Heart is about 24mm
Hole size: Approximately 1.8mm
Kiln annealed and cleaned
Note: Although I have captured the beads' colours as best as I can, different screen and monitor settings vary and as such the colours of the beads may appear slightly different in real life than they do on your computer or device. In particular, Apple devices tend to ramp up the reds so please bear this in mind when viewing beads that are red, pink, purple etc.
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