It's fun to play with fire!

I so enjoy making my lampworked* beads. With a torch, I melt glass and wind it on a steel post. Using gravity, tools, more glass and sometimes a little prayer, I shape the bead and embellish
it. To finish, my beads are annealed in a kiln for extra strength.

*Lampwork is the ancient term for making glass beads using the open flame of a fuel lamp.