Just a little blog about glass beadmaking with a torch and oxygen. With the torch I melt glass from Italy into various items. Beads for jewelry or beads for finials, appetizer knives, spoon handles, whatever. After melting into the shape wanted, the bead is placed into a kiln. In the kiln it starts at 950 degrees and then ramps down to room temperature in about 8 hours. Then you have your bead!
Shown above is my Beaver Island studio torch and ventilation system. And some glass rods are shown.
Every bead is a glass creation!