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There is something very magical for me in the transformation of sheets of glass into objects that transmits light and color as is the melting of glass rods in the flame and creating beads of all colors and shapes. For over 25 years I have been working with glass in various forms, including stained glass, fusing and jewelry. Creating flamework beads for the last 14 years was a natural transition into another aspect of working with glass. A Glass Torch Technologies torch that combines oxygen and propane is used to melt the glass to form the beads or off-mandrel sculptural work. These can be embellished with handmade twisties, stringers, latticino, silver, gold, copper foil, dichoric glass, or millefiore. The glass is then fully annealed in a kiln for durability. Each bead is a one-of-a-kind piece of art that will last for many years. These beads are made into either unique finished wearable pieces, sold as sets, or individual beads.