When I first saw these beads I was fascinated by the psychedelic floral patterns inside the glass. Visually, they stood out to me. But when I learned about the technique, I was even more intrigued.
To make these beads, they start by heating a bundle of glass in different colors until they all fuse together. Then the bundle is pulled thin, cooled, and sliced to make small disks with flower designs.
These disks are then added to hot blown glass, reheated, blown again. The result? A brilliant and intricate piece of glass with a psychedelic floral design.
As a maker, the process of handmade beads really spoke to me. Although I didn't make these beads myself, I incorporated these beauties into my jewelry, and made them come to life.