I have not done these types of beads for a while. I missed making them but I have been doing a lot of boro lately. I may try making a bead like this in boro and see what I come up with. The thing about going back to soft glass after you have been using boro is the shockability of it and the soupiness. Boro is very stiff and takes a while to shape and get moving. Soft glass shatters in the flame and it feels like hot butter. Sometimes I have trouble keeping it off the table it is so soft. I love both types of glass and do not want to limit myself to either one. I think they both have their good points and bad. I also like the bullseye and coe96 glass even though I do not have a huge amount of either. I always envy other lampworkers that have the option of buying so many pounds of glass. I just never have the money so my glass supply is limited unfortunately. Oh well, I guess you can't have everything but it sure would be nice.