In an effort to think in the mode of mixed metals - these beads have copper, silver, palladium and of course silvered glass. I love the sheen and richness of the interactions. All measure around 1/2" in some dimension, working nicely side by side - all with 3/32" mandrel holes.
Yes. Bright. Blink... smile.
I just had to pair these together... I'm sure you see why.
This set measures "L as strung, all with 1/16" mandrel holes except the hollow and large green focal which have 3/32".
I was in my Zen place yesterday... as I usually am when I'm fighting the Glass God for control. These tiles measure around 3/4" sq *yes* - square... LOL! It's a fight to keep the bead flat, and square - while not cracking the bead release. (these are made on steel sticks called mandrels - much like the size of wire coat hangers... the wires are dipped into a ceramic coating so that the bead can be twisted off after its creation... sometimes that coating cracks and the bead is lost *no good*...)
So - there are 14 tiles of glass and seventeen 3/8"dia rounds all with 1/16" mandrel holes.
Olive, Glassdaddy Purple, Light Amber and a few Denim Blue.
SO SO loving this style earring... I'm going to try it in several color combos - (as I usually do) Sterling silver ear wires and headpins with a lampwork paddle of glass. These measure a daring 2 1/8" from top to tip and are amazingly LIGHTWEIGHT : )
The fun project that I had mentioned last week. I have about 20 little piles of nesting lenses - threes and fours... and I've designed and made the hanging hardware... Identified from left to right 1-7 in PayPal pull down menu.
if you're able to wear this cool color KUDOS to you! I recently met a woman who could easily carry them off. Two pair of solid core/fine silver wound & encased in clear (yes - very thin encasing!!) One pair of purple core with a sprinkle of mica, then encased and dotted... and finally a pair of black base with ochre dots. All measure 1/2"dia with 1/16" mandrel holes.
Aren't these yankee doodle dandy?? I couldn't resist. Seems I fail to resist often, eh? One set with 3/32" mandrel holes, one with 1/16". If you need a certain size - let me know and I will be happy to oblige. around 1/2"D, 1/4"W