No, I don't mean an actual monster, or even a bead shaped like a monster....I mean this:
The biggest honkin' hollow bead I have made yet. It's one of my favorite glasses, too, a dark cobalt blue. I love it because it is pretty, but also because it is very much a color used by ancient glassworkers in Rome and even Egypt to make items for personal adornment and daily use.
I made the hollow bead as I worked on beads for my other stuff, namely, the "Bloomz" beads I have been making lately.
Excuse the mandrels and remnants of vermiculite in the photos.....I was too excited about the hollow to wait til I cleaned them!
I think the hollow is going to be part of a necklace of all hollow beads in blues and greens. I have an idea....and it involves Greece....