Glass Cane Bead Bracelets

$ 95.00$ 105.00 (CAD)

Handblown Artisan Cane Glass  Beads and Sterling Silver Bracelet
Sparkling Handblown Glass Cane beads alternate with .925 sterling silver balls and stars which are combined with the lead free crystal art glass beads to add sparkle. A signature bead with my logo VWT is included just before the clasp. Length is 7.5 – 8.5 inches long.  Please check the size of your wrist carefully to ensure a good fit. Here are some suggestions on how to measure.

 

  • Prepare a flexible measuring tape, a string, or a strip of paper enough to go around your wrist.
  • Using your measuring tool, measure just above your wrist bone by wrapping the measuring tape or paper around it.
    Some suggest that, for charm bracelets or other types of bracelets you want draping across the top of your hand, measure the point where your wrist meets your hand and add approximately a half inch allowance to that.
  • Mark or take note of the part where your measuring tool overlaps. If you’re using a measuring tape, simply add between ¼ inch and 1 inch depending on how tight you like your bracelet to be. Usually people add half an inch (½ inch) to their actual wrist size for a comfortable fit.

 

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Description

The Cane glass beads used in these Hand Blown GLASS CANE BEAD BRACELETS are Hand Made in Canada by Virginia Wilson Toccalino and Tony Toccalino using Italian glass working techniques, at their glassblowing studio in Halton Hills, On. 

First they gather molten glass at 2100 F from the furnace on a blowpipe. Next a layer of densely  coloured glass is added. Several layers of clear,molten crystal are then added  to create the size of bead desired. Sometimes coloured glass canes or rods (made by the artists) are added to create stripes and spiralling patterns on the beads. Next a bubble is inserted through the blowpipe into the mass of glass. The glass is then heated and shaped many times until the shape and temperature is just right. Of course this is all determined at the discretion of the glassblower! At that point this becomes a team event when Tony and Virginia stretch the glass into tubes. The glass stretches much like taffy to the length and diameters desired.

After the glass rods are cut into usable lengths, they are put into a digitally controlled kiln and annealed .  This adds strength and durability to the glass. They are then cut into beads lengths and polished through several polishing stages to create wet mint condition beads.

After the beads go through the polishing process, they are ready to be strung with .925 Sterling Silver beads into jewelry.

It is important to sign our work so many of the Hand Blown Glass Cane Bead Bracelets have a signature bead (made by Virginia) strung by the clasp or on a chain dangling .

Additional information

Weight 68 g
Dimensions 28 × 21 × 3.5 cm
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