Lampwork beads are hand-crafted beads by glass artisans.
Sandblasted beads are a whole other kettle of fish.
An artist paints a design onto a bead using a chemical, then uses various "treatments"--chemical, fire, otherwise--to etch the glass around the design to texturize it. It's its own form of art within the umbrella, and it's astonishingly pretty. These beads by lampwork are turned into a must-have set for dragon lovers, the glass combined with Swarovski crystal, silverplate, surgical and stainless steel. The necklace comes on an 18" chain but we resize up or down for free.
This is a gooder, Vavia. Lovely.