Glass By Sihaya Hopkins
I’ve been creating this line of glass jewelry for the past twenty years. The individual beads are made in the 3,000 degree flame from a propane oxygen torch. The freeform molten process invokes nature from its lava like inception, to the birds, butterflies and botanicals that emerge the next day from the kiln. This old technique called Lampwork has evolved from the distant days of Venetian glass. From when the methods for bead creation were a closely guarded secret and the beads were one of the most valued items in the world, to todays hot and fast torches. Allowing the modern fine craftsman to produce a tantalizing line that can be collected with ease.
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