I remember hearing these glass hollows called "Luft" (Air) Balloons in Germany... like little puffs of glass... that always makes me smile.
Here, they're tethered onto a cord - which extends, the beads in between slide and lock the hollows into the position you choose... fun to redesign groupings on the fly - or in a moment of contemplation...
Additionally, these hollow beads have a nice presence, but bring little additional weight - a unique and fun piece of statement jewelry - hypoallergenic too!!
Denim, Topaz, and Amethyst thin-walled hollows strung on matte cording with smaller beads that help lock these beads into place. Allowing for on the go re-design of groupings and an ever fluid necklace in design and length. Fun... as jewelry should always be!! : )
Nice group of thin walled hollows in Amethyst, Denim, Olive, Topaz, and medium amethyst. Lightweight with a great presence.
Velvet Hollow Earrings - $50
Little air-balloon, effortless and near weightless. Thin walled hollow glass beads - etched to a velvety finish - suspended to a length of 2".
These are mandrel-formed hollow glass beads - (trapped hot air inside an enclosed chamber expands... and puffs out the molten glass into little orbs). These have been annealed, then cleaned, and etched in acid to give them a nice velvety surface.
Denim Hollows & Spirals - $115
Beautiful set of Czech Denim Blue hollow beads (7) and four 1/2" rounds, and ten graduated borosilicate spiral spacers. Beads have3/32" mandrel holes.
Amethyst Hollow Earrings - $50
little "bags of hot air" a thin shell is made by winding the glass on and constructing a cavity in the middle. The trapped air is superheated - expanding and inflating the molten shell. Very interesting to make, cool to watch!
Amethyst Hollows - $165
Ten Grorious hollow beads wound from German Lauscha transparent glass - thin walled - presence but not the weight! Mesmerizing spacers of wound borosilicate spirals add drama to an otherwise understated piece, six 3/8" rounds finish off the set.