Healing Broken Glass Beads

Healing Broken Glass Beads

Post by DONNADSG » Mon, 23 Sep 1996 04:00:00



Hi,  I'm rather new to the group.  I'm a lampworker, who has been making
glass beads for about 5 years.  I have a friend who has used my equipment
for about 2 years and recently all of her beads are breaking - no previous
problem.  My beads aren't breaking, and neither are those of my other
friends.  Does anyone have any solution.  She flame anneals them for quite
some time - could it be that this is going on too long?  She also uses a
lot of goldstone filligrana.  Could this be it?  She is getting depressed,
and I hate opening up the kiln!  Also, I read an article by Brian
Kerkvliet (I think) some time ago about healing broken beads.  Can anyone
tell me where this article was published.  Thanks in advance for any help
that's out there.  Donna