Venetian Bicone and "King" beads - Picture Collection 88
-These lamp-wound beads were produced from the 1760's in Venice, Italy,
and are reproduced in present times by most bead making countries around the world.
Lamp-wound beads are made using a pre formed rod of glass ( cane ) which is heated in a jet of flame until it begins to melt ( slump) - this is then manually wound around a wire and shaped with a paddle, whilst adding other glass rods or elements to decorate it.

18 x 18 sphere

18 x 24 oval

22 x 18 bicone

13 x 15 mm

12 x 10

11 x 11

8 x 11

22 x 24 bicone

21 x 23 mm

17 x 22

17 x 16

14 x 17

14 x 18

14 x 19

18 x 20 bicone

19 x 22 mm

18 x 20

18 x 2

17 x 20

16 x 21

16 x 18

16 x 19 bicone

13 x 14 mm

14 x 15

14 x 17

13 x 15

11 x 15

14 x 15

14 x 14 bicone

14 x 14 mm

9 x 12

9 x 11

9 x 12 Plain

8 x 10

8 x 9

18 x 20 bicone

15 x 17 mm

14 x 17

13 x 16

13 x 15

11 x 13

9 x 13

10 x 12 bicone

8 x 12 mm

18 x 22

13 x 15

9 x 9

13 x 15

13 x 15 bicone

8 x 10 mm

9 x 12

9 x 10

20 x 16

18 x 16

18 x 17

17 x 18 bicone

14 x 16 mm

16 x 16

10 x 14

16 x 11

15 x 11

16 x 20

16 x 19 bicone

15 x 20 mm

16 x 17

16 x 19

17 x 19

16 x 18

17 x 19

13 x 15 bicone

12 x 15 mm

13 x 14

13 x 14

11 x 14

14 x 15

11 x 13

15 x 18 bicone

16 x 17 mm

15 x 17

14 x 18

15 x 17

Typical core structures

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