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Glass Bead Making

  1. The Torch
  2. Essential Tools
  3. Other Useful Tools
  4. Supplies

Lampworking is a style of glasswork that uses a gas torch to soften the glass.  For bead making, the softened glass is formed into beads around thin cylinders of steel, called mandrels.  The diameter of the mandrel determines the size of the hole in the bead.  

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