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Welcome to lampwork glass beads by Isinglass Design. These beads are individually handmade over a torch by me in my studio. Remember to keep your shoes on when you visit, or you will know what it really feels like to walk on broken glass! I'm currently living in the Ithaca, New York area.

Each color of soft glass is individually melted and manipulated over the flame of a torch. The molten glass is dotted, twisted, and shaped using everything from table knives to scissors and ice tongs. All of the beads are then kiln annealed to ensure the stability of the glass, and they are meticulously cleaned.

If you are interested in something you don't see here, please contact me. Since each bead is individually hand made, no two are ever exactly alike. All glass is guaranteed. If there's ever any problem, just contact me for a replacement or…

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  • Joined March 9, 2007

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glass, lampwork glass beads, Moretti glass, Italian glass, silver, enamel, frit, glass whorls, handmade lampwork, handmade glass beads

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Welcome to lampwork glass beads by Isinglass Design. These beads are individually handmade over a torch by me in my studio. Remember to keep your shoes on when you visit, or you will know what it really feels like to walk on broken glass! I'm currently living in the Ithaca, New York area.

Each color of soft glass is individually melted and manipulated over the flame of a torch. The molten glass is dotted, twisted, and shaped using everything from table knives to scissors and ice tongs. All of the beads are then kiln annealed to ensure the stability of the glass, and they are meticulously cleaned.

If you are interested in something you don't see here, please contact me. Since each bead is individually hand made, no two are ever exactly alike. All glass is guaranteed. If there's ever any problem, just contact me for a replacement or refund.

Visit my shop here to see currently available works:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/glassbead

Become a fan on facebook! www.facebook.com/glassbeadstudio
My flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/isinglassdesign/
Visit my blog for lampwork info and tips: http://isinglassdesign.blogspot.com/

I am a self-taught lampwork glass bead maker who has been making beads on a hot head torch for about fourteen years. I have taught glass beadmaking at several venues, including the Arkansas Arts Center.
The Meadows Museum in Shreveport, The Historic Arkansas Museum, local schools, the People's Market in Lansing, NY and the Little Rock farmer's market are among the places I have demonstrated in public.

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