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Lampwork Beads

Are you a lampworker?  Perhaps we can share sources, tips, tricks, anything related to lampwork beads and jewelry.

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Comment by Linda Marie Owens on September 26, 2011 at 10:42am
I am doing my first jewelry show. I am looking to invest in a canopy beacause it is outside. Do you have any feedback for me?I was wondering what kind of canopy should I use?  What do you use if any and where should I look for one? Thanks!
Comment by Linda Marie Owens on September 11, 2011 at 12:02pm
Thank you for the pictures... your help is greatly appreciated!!!!!!
Comment by Marcia Seever on September 2, 2011 at 11:20pm
The size restrictions on photos for this page squished my picture.  If you click on it to enlarge you'll be able to see everything better. : )
Comment by Marcia Seever on September 2, 2011 at 11:16pm

Here is a photo of my set up.  I have fresh air coming in from underneath the bench through two vents on each side of the torch area. The exhaust fan draws up and outside through the side wall.  The propane is hard piped into the studio leaving the tank outside in a covered box.  The oxygen concentrator is down below to the left.  On the bench to the left is my kiln which was built by Michael Crowley of the BeeHive.  To store my glass rods on the wall are PVC tubing cut into slices and attached to a peg board with nylon ties.  Also use jars that I've hot glued to lazy susans so I can twirl them around to get to the rod(s) I want.


Maybe this will help you with some ideas.

Comment by Marcia Seever on September 2, 2011 at 8:24pm

Hi Linda.  When I set up my studio for lampworking I chose the Carlisle Mini CC torch and I've been very happy with it.  Of course I haven't used anything else to compare it to but it has handled everything I've wanted to do so far.  It is a mixed fuel (oxygen and propane) torch and I run it with an oxygen concentrator.  I have my propane outside the studio and piped in to my studio.  Proper ventilation is a must. 

When I started doing research on how to set up a studio I found "Lampwork Etc." to be invaluable.  So many people and most are willing to share their knowledge with you.  I suggest you visit their site and look around the forums.  You'll find lots of information on set up, ventilation, safety, etc.



Comment by Linda Marie Owens on September 2, 2011 at 11:22am
Hi  there... I am looking for a good set up for flame work. Does any one have any suggestions?? I am using a beginers torch at the moment. It is not regulated. It is a tank and a tip. I need it to be hotter. Thanks!

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