This bead was hand sculpted by me! Smitty is the guy with the extra set of keys.
These monkey beads are made from Effetre glass from Murano, Italy, and are individually hand sculpted in the 4500˚ F/ 2480˚ C flame of a torch. Each bead is carefully annealed (a controlled cooling to alleviate internal stress in glass) and because of their design and shape, they are surprisingly strong. They range in size from about 7/8 of an inch to about 1 3/16 inches. Each monkey has their own facial expression and personality. You will get the individual bead that you select.