Iris Glass Art beads

Raku Glass…also known as Iris Orange or R108 by Reichenbach

I’m about to get back on my torch and make more “raku” glass beads. They are one of my best sellers and the color range that comes from this rod of glass is awesome. So I went looking around the internets looking for information to share with all of you about this glass and found some from none other than Lori Greenberg, the former Glass Arts Editor over here at Craft Gossip. So check out what she says about it…and then check out what Dawn Scannel says over at Lampwork etc…I personally think it’s best when it has been frosted with etching solution, but that’s just me…and most of my customers that buy these little beauties. I do know this about “raku” glass, it’s got silver in it and that’s what helps to make the magic happen. Playing with Bullseye’s french vanilla and silver foil you can get some of the same colors coming out. So it appears a bit of sulphur and a bit of silver and ta da…magic. Who knew chemistry could be so much fun!

czech 25 Green Iris Czech Glass Leaf Beads Side Drilled 12MM
Art and Craft Supply (czech)
  • 25 Czech Glass Leaf Beads
  • Green Iris
  • 12 x 7MM
  • Hole measures approx 1MM ,, Side Drill Hole
Beadaholique Beadaholique Czech Fire Polish 100-Piece Round Glass Beads, 4mm, Heavy Metal Mix
Art and Craft Supply (Beadaholique)
  • Color: Heavy Metal Mix
  • Quantity: 100 Pieces
  • Style/Shape: Round
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PAS Jablonec 6mm (68) Jet Green Iris, Czech Fire Polished Round Faceted Glass Beads, 16 inch strand
Art and Craft Supply (PAS Jablonec)
  • Superior Quality Czech Glass Beads Round Fire Polished Beads
  • IN COLOR: Jet Green Iris
  • Size: 6 millimeters
  • Please see second image for size comparison.
  • QUANTITY: package 68
Jablonex 100 Pcs Czech Fire-polished Faceted Glass Beads Round 4mm Jet Blue Iris
Art and Craft Supply (Jablonex)
  • Colour: Jet Blue Iris
  • Size: 4 mm
  • Quantity: 100 pcs
  • Material: Faceted Fire-Polished Glass
  • Free Shipping! High Quality from CZECH REPUBLIC!
Czech Glass Beads White Iris Flat Oval Czech Pressed Glass Beads
Art and Craft Supply (Czech Glass Beads)
  • High quality Czech glass beads. Ideal for earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
  • Glass beads from the Czech Republic are beautiful in color, shape and finish.
  • All the Czech glass beads are packed loose, ready to use.
  • These beads are pressed glass, molten glass pressed into molds to form beads.
  • Sold in a pack of 50
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