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Furnace Glass
Handmade in the USA by glass beadmaker David Christiansen, these beads are the best quality furnace drawn glass beads on the market! Learn more about the process of making blown and drawn furnace glass beads here. Furnace glass beads, a.k.a. cane glass beads, tube beads, blown glass beads, pulled or drawn beads, are handmade by gathering glass in a furnace at temperatures over 2000?. The gathered glass has a core color and is then built upon with as many as 7 layers of color. It is critical to maintain the temperature of the glass during the process of adding color and blowing the glass. A blowpipe is used to blow a bubble into the center of the blob. The glass is then pulled, or drawn, to create a long hollow tube called a cane. The length of the cane can reach up to 80 feet long. The cane is then annealed, a process of cooling the glass slowly to room temperature, which releases stress so the bead does not break. The cane is hand cut, or sliced, using a diamond saw, tumbled to smooth the edges and fire polished in a kiln or with a torch to create a shiny finish.
 
 
HMFG_001
 
Assorted 
50 grams 
$ 30.00 each
 

 
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