As a glass bead maker I love playing with different kinds of glass. We are spoiled with the range of colors available whether it be Bullseye glass or Moretti or the other types and brands. But some of my favorites to work with are the silver glasses. These are rods of glass that have silver infused in them, so when you play with them in the flame they do magical things. The best glass for this is Double Helix Glassworks in Washington State. Jed and Julie Hannay started their glass company in 2005 and have grown quite a bit since then.
If you make glass beads you’ve got to try out this glass. My favorite is Aurae…or is it Triton? Some days it’s Terranova or Kronos. Then there’s Ekho or Psyche…
By Cathi Milligan