While doing the world more beautiful, we are glad to work for You! It is quite normal for people to wonder why small irregularities cannot be eliminated entirely form hand-made crystal glass. They should not be regarded as defects.
Glass is one of the most difficult materials with which to work. A Seed or Bubble During the fusing and melting of the raw ingredients which form lead Crystal, gases are evolved and air between the particles is entrapped. During the refining process nearly all these seeds or bubbles are removed. Small isolated ones sometimes remain and should not be regarded as flaws.
When two peices of crystal are joined together during the making of an article a small air bubble may be encased. Wherever possible, this inclusion is avoided, but in some cases it must be regarded as inherent in the product.
Uniformity Strange as it may sound, slight variations in dimensions are the hallmark of fine hand craftsmanship. Absolute uniformity can be achieved only in assembly-line products and it is not possible or even desirable in quality ware, which depends so much on the skill and artistry of individual craftsmen. Cords When glass is perfectly homogeneous it does not contain cords. However, in practice, this state of absolute perfection is rarely achieved and slight differences in refractive index occur which are visable to the naked eye. Unless this effect is very pronounced it should not be regarded as a defect.Mould and Tool Marks These are sometimes apparent on the surface of the article and, if slight, should not be looked upon as imperfections. Sheer Marks The artisan frequently snips off excess glass when shaping the piece whilst molten. Slight marks from the shears can frequently be seen around the edge of hand-made articles and at the end of of the handles of jugs. These marks are a normal characteristic of the glass and are not flaws. Crystal should be hand washed with warm soapy water and dried carefully. Avoid putting very cold or hot liquids into your crystal as this can cause your crystal to break or crack. Do not place your crystal upside down when drying due to delicate rims. Crystal is NOT dishwasher friendly.
The item "Helter-Skelter 6 Red Wine Glasses 24% CUT LEAD CRYSTAL 100% HANDMADE 30cl" is in sale since Monday, October 31, 2016. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Cookware, Dining & Bar\Glassware & Drinkware". The seller is "victoria-crystal-uk" and is located in Bridgwater. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Japan, Canada, Australia.