For this exotic focal I started with a deep red core, which I then rolled it in a very special opal-like frit. I heavily encased it in clear glass to enhance and magnify the lovely colors, then added deep twists at six points around the bead right through the clear. I've left the twists slightly raised and accented the surface with raised dots of clear, all of which serve to catch lots of light and gives it fabulous sparkle. Temporarily strung on a knotted satin cord for immediate enjoyment!
This bead was made on a 3/32" mandrel, and is 26mm X approx. 20mm.
The chocolate kiss is shown for size comparison only - this bead is sweet enough!