This Venetian cube bead has a variety of colors just below the surface, reminiscent of the brilliant, colorful art of Gustav Klimt. Just below the pieces of bright glass is a core of gold foil, adding to the bright blue, red, green and yellow patches of color. The cube shape is made by lampworking Venetian glass into a round bead, then gently flattening each side. Due to the handmade nature of these beads, there might be rough edges around the bead holes, created where the glass connects to the mandrel. Use a Bead Reamer
to remove these sharp edges and smooth the inside of the bead.