Q: How are your handmade furnace glass beads made?
A: Hand-Blown Furnace Glass starts off as a ball of molten glass. A small bubble is blown into it, and it is worked into a specific shape then drawn into a long tube. The beads are cut pieces of the tube that have been tumbled and fire polished to smooth the edges. This technique produces an endless variety of beautiful beads in many shapes, colors and sizes. Because they are handmade instead of machine made, each bead is unique and an art form unto itself.