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 Treasured Venetian Glass Bead Necklace!  
Drawing held Fourth of July weekend.
Retail Value 85.
                 Win a Free! Venetian Glass Bead Necklace by Marj Bates
I started melting glass 29 years ago. A glass bead explosion came to the US and I jumped right in when I first saw this ancient art of lampwork demonstrated.  I was a long haul trucker at the time.  Post haste I ditched the truck and bought a torch, kiln and some Venetian Glass!  I never looked back.  
This particular focal bead is from my private stash. Size is about an inch square.  
I have added bits of dichroic glass and encased in clear glass.  The bead is strung on cork cord! How cool is that! This is one of my faves!