Archives for Lampworking

Avorio 5 colors by Effetre have arrived (5-12-15)

Five NEW Ivory’s (Avorio’s) and they have blended in other colors with the ivory for fantastic results!!   Avorio Lapis, Lt (591291) Avorio Lapis, Med (591292) Avorio Lapis Dk (591293) Avorio Lapis Viola (591294) Avorio Pervinca (591296) Amazing Avorio Assortment (599005)    Joy Munshowers examples of all 5, she calls them “The Sisters”  WE have some beads to share that showcase Effetre’s new Avorios Specifically the Lapis Avorio’s. Our customer, Ernie Wagner, made these beads with two different tonalities which he melted together, introduced silver and created “silvered stringers”. He thought, hey…these colors are “ivories” maybe they react? (and yes they
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Categories: Lampworking and New Colors.

Avocado & Sage: Joy Munshower

Joy Munshower tested some glass for us and this is what she had to say. “Both the new Avocado and Sage Green were easy to work, creamy and flowed well. Very easy to tame and manipulate with tools and held detailing. Sage Green Pastel is a warmer tone with red-brown tonality. The new Avocado Green is cooler in tone than the previous handpulled Avocado batch of glass. It has a distinctive tan-gray-green cast to it. It was also creamy and easy to work and manipulate. It was very well behaved.”   “I have also included a threesome of horse beads showing
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Flameworking 104 Glass, and Lampworking.

New Tools 4-29-14

Frantz Art Glass is offering some cool tools for your lampworking needs. Click on the item to read more. Italian “Corina” Style Rod Holder 5mm (330120) NEW!! Italian Style Rod Holder 10mm (330121) Tungsten Tweezers (321550) NEW!! Peters Tweezers 6″ (321860) Peters Tweezers 8″ (321861) NEW!! Peters Tweezers 10″ (321862) NEW!!   Murrini Hemostat (322904)
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Categories: Lampworking and New Colors.

Beginner Lampwork tips from Facebook

A few weeks back we asked our Facebook friends for some helpful tips for lampwork beginners. If you have a tip or technique you would like to share, post it on our page Frantz Art Glass Facebook Fan Page. Thanks to all that participated. Annie Kuhn Keep your fingers out of the fire. Kelly Taylor Kruggel Beginners Tip: Do Not Be Afraid. Barbara Desvaux de Marigny As a beginner it would have helped me if I had understood how important it is to the various techniques to be able to “read” the temperature of the glass bead. Once I learnt
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Categories: lampworking techniques.