Dread beads made of glass are made on much bigger than normal mandrels so they fit bigger dreadlocks. My Dread beads start at a 6mm (1/4″) hole, and can get much larger – up to an inch (25mm)!
Sooooo–yeeha! I finally made some glass Dread beads again and am happy to see them going to righteous homes, ready to adorn some seriously glorious locs! Here is a small sample of some beauties–
Several have already sold, but if you see one you like I may be able to replicate it. Silver glass is notoriously finicky and touch to make exactly like the first iteration. That’s definitely part of the charm, the delight, the love — and utter frustration — of Double Helix silver glass!
The delight of seeing a baby poo brown rod of glass get melted at 1500* and then result in the rainbow swirl of colors is amazing and still a little magic to me! I hope you enjoy the magic as well! And if you do want purchase or see more, I humbly invite you to browse my Etsy store