What is Lampwork beads? top
My art glass beads are made with a mix of oxygen from a generator and propane which fuel a Lynx torch which creates a very hot flame. Different types of glass from around the world is melted into a soft honey texture and wrapped around a stainless steel mandrel to create the bead. Once the beads are created they go directly into a very hot kiln which anneals the beads and helps build strength into the glass after changing the molecular formation. Beads are then cleaned and displayed by color, style and design. After beads are ready for sell they are photographed by Scott Tanner and then I list them on Ebay.
What is the different types of glass used? top
I flame my soft glass beads using Effetre, Vatrofond, Lauscha, Gaffer, Reichenback, Kugler and Double Helix.
For hard glass or Boro I use Northstar, Galss Alchemy, Momka and Simax.
What does Annealing mean? top
Once the beads are created they go directly into a very hot digitally controlled kiln which anneals the beads and helps build strength into the glass after changing the molecular formation. Beads are then cleaned with a diamond reamer and dremel to remove bead release.
What does SRA mean? top
We proudly display the SRA (Self Representing Artist) Logo on our website and Ebay listings.
SRA Number: M66 Trudi Madison & T42 Scott Tanner
This logo is to certify that we are self representing artists. Our beads are unique artisan lampwork beads, which are handmade by Scott and I in our studios and properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln. Otherwise, one of a kind and artistic. Not mass produced in anyway.
What is PMC? top
PMC(Precious Metal Clay) is the most amazing stuff in the world (Has a pretty price tag too)!
Metal clay is a clay like medium used to make jewelry and small sculpture. It consists of very small particles of precious metals (such as silver, gold or platinum) mixed with an organic binder and water. Metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using moulds. After drying, it can be fired in a variety of ways including in a kiln, with a handheld gas torch, or on a gas stove. The binder burns away, leaving the pure, sintered metal. Silver metal clay results in objects containing .999 pure silver - aka fine silver!
Copy rights top
All art glass beads and jewelry are my original creations and not allowed to copy photos for personal use. Thank you for respecting the artisan's rights.
I ship priorty unless you select an additional type of shipping like Express.
I don't automatically add insurance to package unless you request it to be added to your purchase. Please just email me or add in you shopping cart basket.
I ship imediately unless you request a customer order. Thanks