Green Glass Foil Trio

by Abigail Robichon.

Green Glass Foil Trio.

Green Glass Foil Trio.

How are foil glass beads made? Glass rods and tubes are heated to a molten state and wrapped around a metal rod until the desired shape is achieved.

Several layers of different colored glass as well as gold and silver leaf are used to produce the desired effect. After the bead is slowly cooled, it is removed from the rod which produces a hole for eventual stringing.

The lamp-work method is intricate and is the most time consuming method of glass bead-making.

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