Original Glass Art: Cracked but Not Broken
This flameworked glass bead was an experiment using techniques that I learned from several brilliant tutorials and a combination of CIM and Double Helix silver glass. It took me two hours to make and kept cracking while I was working on it. I managed to heat and heal it a few times and thought I was home free but when I took it out of the kiln today it had developed several large cracks. It will have to stay on the mandrel to remain in one piece. The interesting thing is the cracks actually produce a prismatic effect inside the bead when it is held in the light, so it is more beautiful cracked than whole.
Flameworked Creation is Messy soda lime glass and Double Helix silver glass.
42mm x 40mm x 20mm