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What is the difference between lampwork glass beads and other glass beads?
Lampwork glass beads are hand made using glass rods and a special torch called a 'lamp'. An artisan takes a rod and melts, forms and designs molten glass around it, creating a bead. Designs can range from simple to extremely intricate. Many take several layers and steps to complete. Other glass bead shapes such as perfectly smooth, faceted, and molded are made using larger machinery.
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