Thursday, April 4, 2013

I'm a lampworker!

I am a lampworker, and no I don't fix lamps.  Sometimes I fix dinner, but not lamps.  Using a torch, I melt glass.  Sounds kind of crazy, right?  I take rods of glass, melt them in a flame and roll the melted glass on a steel rod called a mandrel. Then I pop the finished bead into a kiln to anneal.