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Wikibeadia: Furnace Glass Beads

Furnace glass are glass beads made in a glassblowers glory hole or glass furnace. Furnance glass beads begin as a clear glass melted at the end of a blowpipe. White glass is layered over top and a the hole is created by blowing into the gather of hot glass. Color is added and the large mass of glass is pulled out into a long rod of glass with a center hole. The long rod is cut into bead-sized pieces. A few resources for furnace glass are: Penrose Beads and Mingo and Asho . Mingo and Asho share how they make furnace glass beads on their website.

The Charm Bracelet included in today’s post is from Ricky Bernstein’s site Penrose Beads

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    Anonymous
    October 22, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    http://www.firedesigns.com offers a wide array of colors and styles in hand blown cane glass…..

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