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Designer Silver Ring with Handmade Lampwork Organic Glass
Turning glass into jewelry. There are predominately two types of glass that are used to make lampwork glass jewellery - they are soft glass which contains soda and lime and a hard glass which is called borosilicate. Soft glass melts at a lower temperature, Borosilicate requires a higher temperature to work in and therefore needs a torch that uses pure oxygen to produce the hotter flame which is also used in the colouring of the chemicals in the glass. Whichever glass is used, once molten and formed into the finished piece, the glass has to be annealed fully. This is done by use of a kiln which keeps the glass at a high temperature and then very slowly decreases the temperature to avoid shocking and cracking the piece - this makes it hard wearing too.
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