the smaller furnace, which is gas powered, and holds three
small ceramic pots, the bead-maker gathers a small amount
of glass onto her 'mandrel', and shapes the bead by flattening,
twisting or pulling.
bead is then knocked free of the mandrel, and placed in the
annealing oven above the furnace for gradual cooling. Scrap
pieces of stained glass are used, as well as bottle and window
final product is sold as individual beads, or in strands,
or as assembled necklaces, or beaded curtains. We also make
buttons, pebbles and napkin rings.