Tag: Making Venetian Beads

Why Buy Murano – Venetian Beads

Playing with Fire, Making Beads

We published this article a few years ago, but it is still valid. I was prompted to update it when a reader on our FaceBook Page commented on a  picture of beads and saying “wow so expensive, i find these places …. i go to garage sales, and regular stores and can get some amazing glass beads…

To Anneal or Not to Anneal – a very good question?

Flash Annealing Venetian Glass Beads

This is a question we get often, especially from new beaders who have just been their first bead show. Are all Venetian Beads are annealed. She had heard that annealing makes the beads stronger. What is annealing? The word comes from the metallurgy and materials science where it has long been recognized it increases the metals ductility…

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