Recherche necklace with hollow lampwork bead

I like making hollow beads.  They are light and easy to wear and very strong.  To make a hollow bead with 2 holes (so you can string it); I make in on a steel mandrel and capture a bubble of air that expands in the heat of the torch.  But sometimes I blow a hollow bead at the end of a steel tube.  Now there is a perfect hollow bead with one hole.  I can treat that “bead” like a half drilled pearl… or in several other manners.  This hollow bead has 2 holes and swings on a teardrop link of sterling silver.




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