Handcrafted Artisan Glass Bead Jewelry
Andrea sculpts each bead in the flame of an oxygen & propane fueled torch using dental tools and tweezers to shape the lavender buds from both soft and borosilicate glass rods.
The studio has several large workbenches along the windows for kilns, jewelry assembly, findings storage & organization.
Making the lavender beads is a multi day process - here the beads are brought up to temperature in the kiln.
Controlled cooled (or annealed) beads coming out of the kiln on day two.
Cooled, soaked & cleaned beads becoming wearable jewelry.