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All beadmakers have them. Those beads that didn't come out quite the way we visualized them. Either the size is wrong, the color is off, or they just don't reflect what we had in mind when we made them. Personally, I think I wasn't holding my tongue in quite the right position when I made them! Anyway, here's a strand of orphan beads that can still make your jewelry creations shine. You may find matching pairs that would be perfect for earrings in this strand of orphans.

You will receive forty-eight (48) beads, as pictured, all in varying shades of blue, teal and turquoise. I'm also including a fish bead with googly eyes and smoochy lips, as shown. Many beads are lentil shaped and there are several pairs that would be perfect for earrings. There is a combination of both soft and boro glass, although the majority of these are soft glass. All beads went from the flame of my torch to a digitally controlled kiln, where they were properly annealed for long life and durability. The beads were made on either a 1/16" or 3/32" mandrel and the bead holes have been cleaned. The fish bead is approximately 44mm from the back fins to his smoochy lips and approximately 17mm across his body at the widest point.

All pictures were taken in natural daylight to most accurately capture the colors of the beads. Boro beads are best viewed in the sunlight.

All shipping is via USPS first-class mail and I will be happy to ship internationally.

Thank you for stopping by Blue Lagoon Beads!

Lampwork Orphan Beads with Fish and Ocean Themes


  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: glass, borosilicate, boro
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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