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    Default furnace glass style beads

    If you make a bead that is furnace glass style (at a torch or furnace) and are interested in submitting a photo for an upcoming book, please contact me at jeri AT JeriBeads DOT com
    Thank you, Jeri

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    Ok Jeri
    Time for me to show some lack of knowledge.
    What the Heck is "furnace style" ???
    Stefani

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    Hi Stefani - I was probably obtuse!! Think of tube beads made off-mandrel from long tubes that are cut and polished to size. They are begun with gathers of glass from the furnace that are blown, and then pulled into long tubes. Artists that make this kind of bead include David Christensen and Lark Dalton and Corrie Haight of Olive Glass. They can also be made small scale at the torch. Jeri

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    Try Larry Scott. I think he used to make them - don't know if he still is.
    Debby

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    Thanks Debby - I have been in touch with Larry, I'm just looking for others! Jeri

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    You should contact Joyce Rossler, Ralph Mossman, and Art Seymour. They all make killer furnace beads!

    BTW, what is "off-mandrel"?

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    As in "no mandrel".....thanks for the suggestions, I have been in touch with some, but not all! Jeri

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    Furnace glass beads are a type of art bead used in jewelry making. They are hand crafted using glass working techniques to impart colors, shapes and styles. There are many different color combinations offered by furnace glass beads. Popular colors include black and white, different shades of blue, and multicolored twists.

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    I used to make them on the torch, but haven't done any in years!

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