Little glass turtle figurine made with periwinkle blue opaque glass. Onto the transparent cobalt blue shell I've used reactive silver glass frit, encased for depth, and a spiral of glittering gold aventurine glass on the surface. Turtle measures about 15mm tall and 27mm long.
All my beads are handmade by me using only the finest quality glass, fully annealed in my kiln for lasting durability, and thoroughly cleaned of bead release. Even though I make every effort to ensure my glass work is as durable as possible, it is still glass and it can break if dropped on a hard surface or handled too roughly. Thin areas of the beads (such as tails and trunks on animal beads) are especially susceptible to breakage...please keep this in mind when deciding on how to use/display a particular piece.