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Furnace glass or cane glass beads are created by extruding glass in long, thin tubes from composite "canes"
of glass. Cane glass can be solid in color or contain linear or twisting stripes. Unlike lampwork beads,
furnace beads require a larger heat source to heat the glass evenly and anneal the glass tubes. Once the
tubes are cut into individual beads, the beads are tumbled to smooth sharp edges.
Fire Designs in Washington is a source of beautiful cane glass, as seen in the figure. Other sources
include the Czech Republic and Murano, Italy.