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Lampwork Beads

You will fall in love with these beautiful hand made beads and charms. Each bead is hand crafted with exquisite precision and detail. Lampwork beads are created by heating a glass rod and winding it into the shape of the base bead, then intricate patterns and colors can be added to the bead with nearly limitless design possibilities. Early lampwork beads were created with the flame of an oil lamp, hence then name, but today are formed with torches.

The brilliant optical qualities of the dichroic lampwork beads came to us thanks to space age technology. NASA originally developed the unique process of stacking multiple layers of metal oxides and then fusing them with glass for satellite mirrors. The radiant spectrum of colors seen in these beads is a result of different wavelengths of light either passing through or reflecting off of various layers of metal oxides. Each bead is truly an individual work of art; continuously drawing the eye to resplendent colors as light shifts upon the bead. If you enjoy these lamp beads be sure to check out our Czech lamp beads by Jablonex, the World's foremost manufacturer of glass beads.

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Crimp Tube Satin Hamilton Gold 2mm
Picture of FI163-HG, Crimp Tube Satin Hamilton Gold 2mm
FI163-HG

30 PC $2.00 ($0.07 per PC)

240 PC $7.55 ($0.03 per PC)

480 PC $12.00 ($0.03 per PC)

1440 PC $34.35 ($0.02 per PC)

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Shape: Crimps
Size: Crimp Tubes
Color: Satin Hamilton Gold
Finish: 02mm
Material: Electroplated Brass
Made in: Korea
Description: Crimp beads and Crimp tubes are a vital element when designing with nylon coated jewelry wire. What's the difference between a crimp bead and a crimp tube? Crimp beads are round and look like little metal seed beads. Crimp tubes are more cylindrical. Crimp beads take up less space in your design, but crimp tubes offer more surface contact with the wire, thus making them a bit more secure. Basically, you'll want to select a crimp tube when finishing off the ends of necklaces and bracelets, or when your crimp will not be highly visible. Choose a crimp bead when incorporating crimps into more visible areas of your designs such as when showcasing your wire, illusion designs, and when using them as accent beads or spacers.
Use a crimp forming plier for best crimping results.
Showroom Aisle: 28
Showroom Section: U

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