mary ila duntemann
I create art glass beads with molten Italian glass using traditional methods. I offer these one-of-a-kind beads for sale individually & as bead-sets. I also sell the beads as meditation focal pieces. The glass beads are constructed hollow and then surface decorated using glass shards, crushed glass shards, powdered frit and/or silver fuming. My beads are then tumbled in a rock tumbler to achieve a soft, smooth matte finish. Finally, the beads are hand-buffed with homemade bead lustre butter. (I am a beekeeper and I make a wax of olive oil and beeswax.) These beads are made to be held!