I make glass beads, each bead is individually made in a process known as Lampworking. Rods of glass are heated over a flame until the glass reaches a molten stage. The glass is then wrapped around a stainless steel mandrel and layered to create the desired design. The bead is removed from the flame, placed in a klin and annealed, then slowly cooled to prevent cracking. When the bead is completely cooled it is removed from the mandrel and cleaned.
YSOS Category: Glass