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Lampwork glass is made using a hot, localized heat source like a blow torch rather than a furnace to melt the glass, and this process enables addition of fine detail to a glass bead. Beads are created by heating glass rods in a flame and wrapping the soft, molten glass around a mandrel. Additional layers and detail may be added. Glass beads are finished by annealing them; this means the glass is heated and held above its stress-relief point to ensure it would not crack or shatter under different thermal conditions.

The two most common types of glass for lampworking are "soft" soda-lime or lead glass and "hard" borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass has a higher melting temperature but it has more forgiving thermal properties (less expansion or contraction when heating or cooling), making it an increasingly popular choice as more colors become available.

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