Beth Grant demonstrates how she makes decorative glass beads by the lampwork method.

Using a propane torch, she turns different coloured glass rods into multicoloured beads by melting and turning them on a mandrill.

The beads are further decorated with small bits of glass called frit, and then finished in a kiln.

The finished beads are utilised to make jewellery and enhance small items such as pens and paté knives. Beth is based in Orton, Ontario. Recorded during the Hills of Erin studio tour in September 2007.

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