Recommended Reading

More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking, by Jim Kervin - This book is the definitive source for information about equipment, safety and beginning beadmaking. Kim and Kandice both recommend this book highly for every beadmaker.

Passing the Flame: A Beadmaker's Guide to Detail and Design, by Corina Tettinger - Corina's book is a wonderful resource for novice beadmakers, and contains lots of colorful images and small tutorials.

Beads of Glass, by Cindy Jenkins - A lovely book by Lark, this has in-depth tutorials as well as information about the artists who made the beads. Kimberly is in this one, so it's a must have!

1000 Glass Beads: Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking (500 Series) - This is Lark's idea of torture! 1000 Glass Beads will keep you busy drooling for many years to come. Oh, and Kim is in this one, too!

Masters: Glass Beads: Major Works by Leading Artists (The Masters) - This is a fantastic book just chock full of pictures to drool over. Another delicious offering by Lark Books.

Glass Bead Workshop: Building Skills, Exploring Techniques, Finding Inspiration, by Jeri Warhaftig - This is a book that's highly recommended by Kim and contains lots of goodies for glassworkers.

Glass Notes, a reference for the glass artist, by Henry Halem - Another book recommended by Kim.

Torchworked Marbles, Vol. 1 - Beginning to Intermediate Techniques, by Drew Fritts - You don;t have to be a marble maker to appreciate this book! In it Drew has tons of recipes for mixing your own glass colors. A great reference for anyone who loves to mix glass. Recommended by both Kim and Kandice.

Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame (Volume 1 and 2), by Bandu Scott - This is actually a pair of books that are geared more to the boro artist, but do have a lot of good general information in them for everyone.




Glass Vendors and Manufacturers

ABR Imagery - Glass and supplies
Affordable Inspiration - Glass and supplies (Australia)
Arrow Springs - Glass and supplies
Avenue Beads - Glass and supplies
Bullseye - Bullseye glass manufacturer
Creation is Messy - CiM glass manufacturer
Delphi Glass - Glass and supplies
Double Helix Glassworks - Double Helix glass manufacturer
Flame Dame - Glass and supplies
Flame Kissed Glass - Glass and supplies
Flame Tree Glass - Glass and supplies
Frantz Art Glass - Glass and supplies
Generations Glass - Glass and supplies
GG Glass - Glass and supplies
Glass Alchemy - Borosilicate glass and supplies
Glass On Fire - Glass and supplies
Glasscraft - Borosilicate glass and supplies
Glass Daddy - Lauscha glass
Glass Diversions - Glass Frits
Glow Glass LLC - Glass and supplies
Heritage Glass - Glass and supplies
Hot Glass Color - Glass and supplies
Howaco Glass Supply - Glass and supplies
Katie Gee Designs - Specialty glass and supplies
Lauscha Lady - Lauscha glass and supplies
Mandrel, The - Glass and supplies
Moretti & More - Glass and supplies
Mountain Glass Art - Glass and supplies
Northstar Glassworks - Borosilicate and Precision glass and supplies
Olympic Color Rod - Glass and supplies
Rose Valley Glass - Glass and supplies
Sundance Art Glass - Glass and supplies
ThatFritGirl - Glass frits
Trevs Glass - Glass and supplies
Val Cox - Glass frits




Tools & Supplies

ARTCO - Tools, supplies and a line of glass
Aura Lens - Protective eyewear and supplies
Cattwalk - Glass presses and tools
Jim Moore - Specialty glass tools
Rocio Studios - Tools and supplies
Wale Apparatus - Torches and supplies
Zoozii - Glass presses and tools




Forums

Beading Daily
Frit Happens
Glass Beadmakers.info
International Society of Glass Beadmakers aka ISGB
Lampwork, Etc. aka LE
Melting Pot, The
WetCanvas (Glass workers' area) aka WC




Links

Beads of Courage - beads for children with serious illness














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