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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 Online Forums

The Melting Pot  – Mainly discussing Pyrex torch blown work. 
Lampwork Etc. – Online forum of varied torch glass work.
Wet Canvas  Glass art forum.
Glass Line – Glass Line magazine, online resources and forum.

More Montana Glass Artists

Missoula Artists Cooperative  –  Many of our local art friends can be found here.
Goose Bay Handblown Glass  –  Jim and Terry Gundersen have a hot shop in Townsend.
Fire Creek Glass  – Hand Blown Glass by Dan and Katy VanderZwaag.

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.