Stone River Design

Monmouth, Oregon

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Stone River Design


By Linda Holcomb-Bryant

Lampwork glass beads and fused glass

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Welcome to my flamework and fused glass jewelry shop.

There are many different forms of glass art. Flamework or lampwork is the process of melting glass rods and stringers at a torch, where the temperature reaches 1500 degrees. The melted glass is wrapped around a stainless steel mandrel, that forms the bead hole. Decoration of stringer, gold and silver foil and wire can be applied during this process. Once the bead is made it is placed in the kiln for approximately 6-8 hours of annealing time.

The basic idea behind fused glass is that art objects can be created by melting glass inside a kiln. I take two or more pieces of glass that I place in the kiln and heat until they fuse together into a single piece. During this firing process, temperatures can reach up to 1465+ degrees Fahrenheit. After hours of annealing, I can open the kiln and it is like opening gifts at Christmas! Once the annealing process is completed, I then remove the pieces and take them to the grinder. This is where I shape and smooth any rough edges.

Once the pieces are all smooth, I place them back into the kiln for yet another fire. This is the "polishing" stage. This last fire also takes hours upon hours. Even though it is a very time consuming process, it is a very delightful experience .

Every piece is handmade and designed by me. I create all of my pieces in my studio with quality materials. They are properly fused and annealed for strength and durability.


Recent Feedback

Sep 08 2021

Exactly as pictured, fast shipping. Thank you!

Purple & Orange Lampwork Glass Heart Focal Bead
Purple & Orange Lampwork Glass Heart Focal Bead

Jan 20 2021

One of two lovely, large dichroic pendants purchased from this seller. Beautiful colors - looks exactly like the picture!

Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant
Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant

Jan 20 2021

The most beautiful shade of rose pink in a large, lustrous pendant! Arrived very quickly!

Iridescent Fused Glass Pendant
Iridescent Fused Glass Pendant

Oct 11 2020

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Condiment Spoon with Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads of Blue
Condiment Spoon with Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads of Blue

Apr 18 2020

Lovely beads, thank you for shipping so quickly!!

Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed Multicolored- set of 26
Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed Multicolored- set of 26

Apr 18 2020

Beautiful beads! Arrived expediently and in great condition as described. Thanks so much!!

Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed Multicolored- set of 25
Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed Multicolored- set of 25

Apr 16 2020

Arrived expediently and in great condition as described. Thanks so much!!

Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed Turquoise and Brown Beads- set of 18
Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed Turquoise and Brown Beads- set of 18

Apr 15 2020

BEAUTIFUL bead set, such a pretty bright orange-y color, fun mix, super FAST shipping, very well packed, exactly as shown and described, thanks so much !

Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed orange Beads- set of 12
Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed orange Beads- set of 12

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Featured Items

87.50 USD
Letter opener and magnifying glass with lamp work glass beads by Linda. Beads are kiln annealed for lasting strength. 7 1/4 inches in length for the letter opener, 5 3/4 inches on the magnifying glass.

87.50 USD
Letter opener and magnifying glass with lamp work glass beads by Linda. Beads are kiln annealed for lasting strength. 7 1/4 inches in length for the letter opener, 5 3/4 inches on the magnifying glass. .

87.50 USD
Letter opener and magnifying glass with lamp work glass beads by Linda. Beads are kiln annealed for lasting strength. 7 1/4 inches in length for the letter opener, 5 3/4 inches on the magnifying glass. .

87.50 USD
Letter opener and magnifying glass with lamp work glass beads by Linda. Beads are kiln annealed for lasting strength. 7 1/4 inches in length for the letter opener, 5 3/4 inches on the magnifying glass.

87.50 USD
Letter opener and magnifying glass with lamp work glass beads by Linda. Beads are kiln annealed for lasting strength. 7 1/4 inches in length for the letter opener, 5 3/4 inches on the magnifying glass.