How We Create the Glass Beads

Handmade Glass Art

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The glass artist carefully heats the tip of a glass rod to its melting point.

In its melted state, it can be rolled onto the steel mandrel. Some of the patterns and images are obtained by using various metal tools, to stretch and manipulate the glass and finally shape it into a jewellery bead. It takes precision and control to successfully create the bead.

The designs of the glass beads vary greatly. Some have intricate detailed images, others show beautiful patterns, zirconias or gold leaf. The colours are endless, and pop exquisitely on bracelets, necklaces and other jewellery.

Murano glass

Hot & Soft

The glass melts somewhere between 600 and 800 degrees, depending on the colour. The glass rod tip changes to a red-hot mass in the open flame.

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"Glass is a wonderful material to work with, occasionally the glass will react in a different way than expected inspiring new ideas. This is caused by the chemical reactions of the compounds that give the glass colour. There are endless possibilities with the colours and patterns.
It is soothing for the soul and quite mindful to work with glass, you need to take your time and be 100% focused. It is not a process that can be rushed - remember you are working with a flame that’s 900/1000° and melting glass."

– Inhouse glass artisan Signe Schumann-Sønderskov

“A glass bead is a very small object which must contain an unforgettable experience. This is always the main focus. To do this I play with the optics. What you see and believe to be rectangular, is, in fact, circular. I do this with numerous dots that look like they are rectangles or stripes. In fact, I fool you when I add the clear lens on top.”

 Lise Aagaard Trollbeads founder and glass artisan

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