Making Glass Beads – Making a Dichroic Glass Bead

OK – here it is – had to shorten it and try a bunch of stuff to make the file small enough to upload. But, ‘tiz done. Only took a day to shoot and two full days to edit. Anyone want any video edited – I’m charging an arm and a leg – per minute. For those of you who have never seen “lampwork” beads being made – I hope you find this useful and educational. For those of you who do make beads – I hope that you get something out of it too.

Summer Sizzles @ BeadFX

I can’t quite explain it, but every summer, the hotter it gets the more people want to lampwork! Maybe, it’s because they can’t wait to make fun and summery beads.Maybe, they use it as reverse air-conditioning (because after sitting at a torch and reaching into a 950°F kiln for a few hours, even the summer heat feels cool!).Or, maybe it stems from a deep-seated desire to roast marshmallows on a campfire! Whatever the reason, why not join in on all the fun! Drop by our studio and check out the glass, mandrels, torches and kilns used to create beautiful handmade …