Stone River Design

Monmouth, Oregon


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Stone River Design


By Linda Holcomb-Bryant

Lampwork glass beads and fused glass

Welcome


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

Feb 20 2019

Unusual and pretty dichroic fused glass pendant. Arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks!

SALE Pendant of Blue & Turquoise w/ Dichroic Fused Glass
SALE Pendant of Blue & Turquoise w/ Dichroic Fused Glass

Feb 20 2019

Pretty dichroic fused glass pendant. Arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks!

SALE Pendant of Black Irid with Pink Dichroic Fused Glass
SALE Pendant of Black Irid with Pink Dichroic Fused Glass

Feb 20 2019

Pretty dichroic fused glass pendant. Arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks!

Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant
Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant

Feb 20 2019

Beautiful dichroic fused glass pendant. I love the colors in this! Arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks!

Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant
Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant

Feb 20 2019

Unusual and very pretty dichroic fused glass pendant. Arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks!

SALE Fused Glass Pendant
SALE Fused Glass Pendant

Feb 20 2019

Pretty dichroic fused glass pendant. Arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. Thanks!

Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant
Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant

Feb 04 2019

To repeat my comments on the other set of beads-- they are magic with glass! Just lovely hand wraught beads. A joy to the eyes and to touch. Works of art.

Packed carefully with box and ribbon - a joy to open. The task now to give them the jewelry creation they deserve.

Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed Multicolored Beads- set of 7
Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed Multicolored Beads- set of 7

Feb 04 2019

Magic with glass! Just lovely hand wraught beads to the eyes and to touch.

Packed carefully with box and ribbon - a joy to open. The task now to give them the jewelry creation they deserve.

Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed gold and Blue Beads- set of 12
Lampwork Glass Bead Set of Mixed gold and Blue Beads- set of 12

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