Frequently Asked QuestionsBefore contacting us, please browse our FAQ.
How are the glass beads made?
Using a centuries-old process called lamp working a torch is used to melt and shape colorful rods of glass. The molten glass is then wound around a steel rod, forming a basic bead. When the glass is still in a molten state the sand is added and then layers of glass are applied to encase the sand. In some cases layers of other colors of glass are applied with thinner rods of glass called stringers to create unique designs.
How much do you need?
Very little is required, a couple of tablespoons is enough to work with. Any remaining material that is not used will be returned to you.
Can I pick out custom colors for my beads?
Absolutely, I have a website with my glass that does not have sand encased inside and anything you see on that website can be made still incorporating the sand.. You can see the styles and color selections here www.chartreusedesigns.ca
How long does it take to place an order?
A week or two is a typical turnaround time, but if you are in a rush I can expedite things for you as well.