Sources of glass and tools
Frantz Art Glass & Supply – Pioneers of the bead biz, we buy our glass here.
Arrow Springs – The annealing oven we use comes from them. A very informative site for beadmaking.
Glasscraft – A great supplier for all your lampworking needs. They have some of the hard to find items.
Sundance – West coast’s art glass center.
Bullseye Online – Bullseye glass co. Manufacture of stained glass, and compatible glass rod.
Coatings by Sandberg – Manufacturer of Dichroic Glass.
Whale Apparatus – Leans toward scientific glasswork, but another great source and now online.
Glass House Supply – Glass House Supply of Humbolt County.
Glass Alchemy – Boromax® colored borosilicate glass.
Northstar Glassworks – Makers of Borocolour colored borosilicate glass.
Gudalupe Glass – Flying Colors glass and seller of engineered ceramics crucibles.
Olympic Color Rods – Offhand Glassblowing supplies of all kinds.
Spruce Pine Batch – A major manufacture of soft glass batch.
ABR Imagery – Focus on borosilicate glassblowing supplies, from Indiana.
Glass Torch Technologies – State of the art torches.
Mountain Glass Arts – Distributor of borosilicate glass and flameworking supplies.
Devardiglass – Distributor of glass from India, plus great prices on tools and everything else.
Steinert Industries – Manufacture of glassblowing tools.
Bethlehem Burners – Maker of the Bethlehem torch.
JoppaGlassworks – Dudley Giberson’s site with the famous Giberson Ceramic Burner Head for studio glass work.
Snodgrass Glass Supply – Our goal is to provide you with the very best in glassworking torches, kilns, tools, molds, and safety gear.
The Glass Hive – Five members present their work, classes, etc.
Oxygen Generating Systems Inc. – OGSI is a marketer and manufacturer of on-site oxygen generators with outputs of 15 to 5000 SCFH located in Niagara Falls, New York, USA
ETS Schaefer – Refractory manufacture, Ohio.
BNZ Materials – Refractory manufacture, Colorado.
Drill Spot – General shop tools and materials at great prices and they have great service. Look for ventilation fans here!
Grizzly Industrial, Inc. – Fine woodworking and metalworking machinery and accessories.
Harbor Freight Tools – Best quality tools at the best prices.
McMaster-Carr Supply – Tools, materials, supplies for a wide range of application.
Northern Tool – High quality tools and equipment at discount prices.
MMS and Accessories – complete line of Stainless Steel hardware, fasteners, tubing and pipe.
Accu-Tube Corp. – Your Stainless Steel Tubing Source. Small diameter.
Glass information resources
The Torch – Frantz’s glass resource site.
Artisan Elevators – Resource Guide to Glassblowing.
Whitehouse-Books – If you are looking for a book that is glass related, you will find it here.
Glass Line News – A great newsletter for Lampworkers full of hard to find how to information.
The Flow – A journal for the lampworking community.
Pilchuck Glass School – The largest and most comprehensive center for artists who create with glass.
The Corning Museum of Glass – An educational resource.
The Glass Museum – Lots of articles and information related to glass in general, and extensive links.
The Glass Encyclopedia – A fully comprehensive glass encyclopedia on-line.
Brad Shute’s handmade glass website – A forum site devoted to sharing information about handmade glass, glassblowing, lampworking, and glassmaking
Glassblower.info – Site contains a variety of information for the glassblower, especially the beginner to intermediate student.
Glass Notes – An illustrated guide for building and maintaining a modern glass studio.
Lightwriters – Books and Videos pertaining to the art and science of glassblowing. Neon & Plasma art and workshops.
Bead and Jewelry Suppliers
Fire Mountain Gems – America’s favorite beading and jewelry making supplies. Largest selection of beads and components at wholesale prices.
Rings & Things – Rings & Things is a wholesale mail order supplier of beads, jewelry findings, charms, cord, polymer clay, Austrian rainbow crystal (beads and hangings), jewelry display items, and other jewelry components.
Rio Grande – Rio Grande is where you will find everything you need for creating, manufacturing and displaying fine jewelry.
Shipwreck Beads – The worlds largest selection of beads.
Bead related information
Society of Glass Bead Makers – The society for all interested in making glass beads.
Bead & Button – THE bead magazine. We had a few beads on the “Your Work” page of issue #2.
Thebeadsite – Serious study of all beads with the emphasis on people. The worlds biggest bead bookstore. Center for bead research.