Glass Bead Charms
Glass Bead Charms are hand sculpted under the flame of a bench torch using glass rods along with various materials, i.e., .999 fine sterling silver wire, goldstone frit, sterling silver foil, gold foil, cubic zirconias, air (for bubbles). These are hand formed in the USA by artist Kay Gasner on the east coast of Florida (Space Coast). Upon removing from the digital kiln (annealed overnight), each bead is cleaned to remove the bead release and then are cored with sterling silver tubing and hand-stamped sterling silver bead caps (stamped: Kay G, USA, .925).
The Swarovski Crystal beads are sourced from Swarovski as noted by the stamping on the bead cap.