These handmade artisan lampwork glass beads are some of the best we have ever seen; handmade in the USA using Murano and German glass. At bead shows, you might expect to pay twice this much for this kind of quality! These beads are truly exquisite. They are annealed overnight to make them far more durable than many of the glass beads you see on the market. The color quality and precision of detail has to be seen to be believed.