Calvin Orr Flower Bead #23
Calvin Orr's flower beads are a classic. We started making these together over 20 years ago (he's my bead-dad), and while I stopped lampworking... he kept going and making them prettier and prettier!! Each bead is made of hot glass that is wound around a mandrel with each petal and leaf put in with love and detail. I'm his biggest fan and collector! We've been selling them for over two decades and it's something he's never stopped doing!
- Handmade lampwork glass bead wound on a mandrel and made one by one!
- Bead size approximately: 16mm x 18mm
- Hole size: fits up to 14 gauge wire
- Beads are annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for durability.
- Made in Aiea, Hawaii.
About the Artist
Calvin Orr's beads are one-of-kind, made in the "heat" of the moment. His artistic expression is unmanaged and free-flowing, so we never know what he'll make, or when! I've known him since I was 26, and I'm still constantly surprised by his newest creations! A true artist, he's inspired by everything going around him and he focuses on creating and experimenting!
My mom and I met Calvin at a bead show in San Francisco in 1997. They fell in love, he moved to Hawaii and they've been together as long as our bead store! I'm going to share his beads with the world. Luckily, I have access to his stash after Sunday dinners, so I get to feature them here! Please enjoy!