The Durability of Lampwork Beads

When we did one of our surveys a couple of months ago – someone commented that they were reluctant to buy lampwork beads because of they weren’t durable. We were completely surprised, but it’s one of those things – sometimes you forget what other people don’t know about a given topic. Properly annealed lampwork beads are very, very durable. They will most certainly outlast us all. Archeologists have found lampwork beads that are now thousands of years old – durability is not a question. Glass is a substance that lasts and lasts! What can happen though, is that glass needs …