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Spike Bead (5) - Dark Blue Opaque w. Red Black Green & White - Vintage Handmade Glass Lampwork Beads

$10.00 AUD

Description

Each end of the bead is flat, so you could almost call it a rondelle shape.

A really interesting focal bead.  Sizes of beads may vary slightly as they are handmade in India. When you buy these beads, know that you will likely not find other beads anywhere in the world that are identical, as our beads are from very old stock.

I took ages researching what the name of the bumps on these beads are called.  Nobody seems to have a set name for them.  Amongst my searching I saw names such as Sputnik, Spike, Hobnail, Pinata, Bumpy, Dotty, Eye, Polka Dots - so I'm not sure of the exact name.  However they are lampwork glass beads, made over the heat of a flame, with the spikes added whilst the bead is still hot,  Each bead will be quite unique as they are made individually.

Quantity per pack:  5

Measurements:  please refer to the photo with the ruler for sizing.  We have so many of these lampwork beads to list, so this is the quickest way to get this done.  Should you require exact dimensions, please email us.

Origin:  Handmade in India around 1980s, these beads came to us through our rather infamous 'bead haul' when we emptied a retired bead dealers warehouse many years ago.  The beads are new, never been used, just stored for a long time.  All the beads are checked for quality before shipping.