Mandala Focal #1

I love dots!  I was on Pinterest recently and found some great pictures of the Mandala style artwork.  This style is typically handpainted on stones or tiles to create fabulous geometric designs.

This was the first time I tried this style in glass so you can imagine how thrilled I am to be able to get all these dots on this bead in such a perfect symmetric design.  I used very thin stringers of glass and a very tiny flame. 

The bead is 1 1/4" diameter x ~ 1/2" thick.  The base colour is black and the dots are a combination of opaque red, yellow and blues.

All of my glass beads have been carefully annealed in my digitally controlled kiln to ensure strength and durability.

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