Glass beads making is one of the world?s most ancient arts that are still practiced all around the world. Glass beads are classified on the basis of the method of manipulating the glass. Most beads fall into three main categories:
The earliest beads were formed by the winding method. Beads created by this method were called as wound beads. Wound beads were created by heating the glass at a very high temperature and then molded around a steel wire coated in clay slip. The process is termed as marvering, derived from the French word "marver" which translates to "marble?. These are the types of lamp work glass beads.
Lamp work glass beads are the traditional kind of wound glass beads. During the1990?s in the Venetian industry large quantity of beads were produced the core of which was a decorated bead was produced from molten glass at furnace temperatures Modern lamp work beads are created by gas torch by heating a rod of glass and spinning the resulting thread around a metal rod covered in bead release. Once base bead formed, other colors of glass can be added to the surface to create many designs. After this process beads can be further kilned to give strength. Unlike in metalworking, lampworking process the torch of flame is fixed and the bead and glass move in the flame. American torches are clamped at a 45 degree angle, a result of scientific glassblowing heritage; Japanese torches are recessed, and have flames coming straight up, like a large Bunsen burner; Czech production torches tend to be positioned nearly horizontally.
Murano glass beads are handmade on the Island of Murano in Italy.Murano glass beads are very distinctive colorful, elegant beads that date back to the 13th Century where Master glassmakers perfected the technique of combining glass with precious metals. Lampwork glass beads are made by using a torch to heat colored glass rods and rotating the melted glass around a stainless steel rod or mandrel to make beautiful swirl designs, dotted patterns and much more.
Murano beads are created through the production of color canes-a dexterous task in itself for the workers. Murano beads are inspired by the Venetian glass artists and Venetian glass beads producers. Venetian glass is a type of glass object made in Venice primarily on the island of Murano. It is renowned for being colorful, elaborate, and skillfully made.
The chemical composition involved in Murano beads color fabrication is extremely sensitive so they must be mixed with absolute precision. The Czech Republic is famous for its jewelry. The most renowned jewelry items are available in Czech bead jewelry; imitation pearls, strass jewelry, and custom-made jewelry are some items to look for.
Home made glass beads are available at a less price and they are more economical. This art has been very popular since a long time. People begin designing their own jewelry working with glass beads. That makes sense because glass beads are easy to use, colorful and largely inexpensive. You can buy a tube of beads that contains glass beads of many different shapes, sizes and colors or beads that are all in the same color family. It looks like a complete package of jewelry that will look good once the beads turn into jewelry. Home made jewelry is easy to make and are very creative because every crystal will go with each other when formed in symmetry