Grass green and light green doughnut beads are now available for sale. I'll do my best to add new colors every few weeks. I've been asked if it is tedious to make this type of bead. Yes, drilling the holes clean of bead release can be tiresome; but I enjoy the repetitive motions of melting and winding the glass. They are worth making for the meditative benefits. Most importantly, doughnut beads are also a staple item for many lampwork jewelry designers. Come back often and watch my color pallet grow.
Beautiful mess. This is what's left behind after I pinch the tips off many glass rods. Before using a new rod I remove the tip. The tips of glass rods are often dirty from being cut into usable lengths.
Frost tab beads are made with clear glass, then fished with an etching solution for a soft matte finish. They are versatile beads that work well with many concepts, from beach jewelry to wintertime themes.