In this video I make a small bead with my own handblown shards!
Shards are thin sheets of blown glass that can be wrapped around beads to add interest and detail to a design. I used shards quite a lot back when I was making large focals. But applying them to small beads can be a bit tricky. Especially if you are using reactive shards that tend to move while they melt in the heat of the flame.
I hope you enjoy it!
Please note: This video is a demonstration for entertainment purposes only.
A photo of the finished bead after kiln annealing…