The big focal bead is a hollow core bead, meaning that it has no glass at its center. This makes it considerably lighter than normal beads of this size but still incredibly durable and wearable. Plus, hollow core beads have a nice natural roundness to them that normal beads don't have, which stems from the creation process - And I just like making them!
Focal bead measures 22mm x 17mm. Smaller beads measure 15mm x 13mm. Mandrel/bead hole size is 1.5mm.
These beads were handmade by our own Tim James in our Tuscany, Italy studio. Glass used: Italian glass from the Venetian island of Murano.
Since these beads are handmade, please be aware that there may be slight variances in size and shape. Beads are annealed in a digital kiln for strength and durability and are cleaned and inspected for excellence.