Lampwork Glass Bead Making: 8 Lessons Learned

My first day's attempts at making lampwork glass beads.

Even though I've had one (very good) lampwork glass bead-making class (thanks Marcy!), I'm still fascinated by lampworking and am determined to do more of it this year, even if it's just in classes. It has been awhile since my first lampworking class, though, and I realized the other day that my apprehensions about being able to do lampworking had returned. So, I pulled up the blog from my lampwork glass lesson last year for a little refresher and to remind myself that it's DOABLE–meaning, I didn't catch anything on fire, I didn't get burned, I didn't drive my teacher crazy, and I DID leave Marcy's studio with some fabulous results. Now I just have to DO IT! Share my lampwork glass bead-making journey and be inspired to embark on your own!

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