Have you ever seen something so inventive or ingenious that you said “Not only do I have to have this, but I must meet the person responsible for it!”? That’s what a lot of lampworkers are saying these days about the Bearfoot Tools by Studio Pro Line and here is your chance to get the … Continue reading Get to Know Scott Bouwens: Inventor of Bearfoot Tools by Studio Pro
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Wrong! You can throw that old adage out the window when it comes to the Glass Craft & Bead Expo. Who wouldn’t want to share all of the new and exciting products and techniques found here? For those who have never been to or never heard of … Continue reading Who’s Ready for the Glass Craft & Bead Expo
Hey there lampworkers, we love your work and we know you love working with the torch! But let’s face it “love hurts!” Long hours in the flame can result in a lot of “ouchies” from carpal tunnel or general muscle fatigue. Well Dr. Lauren the Craft MD is here to help you feel all better! … Continue reading The Electric Mandrel Spinner – A Cure for the Common Lampworker’s Fatigue
Oh boy, St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! In a pinch to wear something green? Try making this cute little green guy! Wiggles the worm is sure to bring you some luck! Find the instructions for this funny little torch fired bead here and be sure to stop by our Creative Corner for more fun projects.
When you are toiling away all day making beautiful torch fired glass beads, sometimes you just don’t want to stop! That is until you find yourself working with the short end of the stick – or well, more likely working with the short end of the glass rod. We have all been there, you are using … Continue reading Torch Fired Bead Tips: Merging Rods
Still feeling that nip in the air? This fancy fella just might warm your workspace and even melt your heart , afterall he is made with a torch! This Emperor Penguin bead would make a great focal bead on earrings, bracelets and necklaces. The instructions for this adorable penguin glass bead can be found here or in our … Continue reading Weekender Project: Adorable Penguin Glass Bead
Trust me, I am no stranger to making mistakes and flubbing glass beads when I am torch firing, the fact that I am still a beginner and I am very impatient probably has a lot to do with this. I have learned, however, to embrace, cover up and or learn from my little mistakes. Embrace your … Continue reading 3 Ways to Make an “Oops” Work When Making Glass Beads