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The Birth of a Wonkets Bead – Lampworking

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

The Birth of a Wonkets Bead – Lampworking

“Wonkets” handmade glass beads are created by a process called lampworking, rendering one-of-a-kind unique beads and jewelry. The birth of a bead – lampworking Lampworking is a process where rods of glass are melted in an oxygen/propane torch that burns at about 1500 degrees.  The melted glass is twisted, wound, turned, dabbed and otherwise applied to a special metal rod, called a mandrel.  Sometimes different colors or kinds of glass are mixed, and often decorations of contrasting glass are added. From there, the beads are...

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Amber Taffy Set – Chicken Run Dinner Donation 2013

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Amber Taffy Set – Chicken Run Dinner Donation 2013

Wonkets teams up with Streets Alive Mission again this year for the 4th Annual Chicken Run Dinner! This amazing “Amber Taffy” necklace and bracelet set will only be available at the dinner, tonight, August 13th. “Amber Taffy” is a custom creation by Julie Kissick, our resident designer and artisan.  Hand lamp-worked double-pyramid iridescent glass beads. The details in these beads are mesmerizing, with blue, amber, and purple highlights dancing in the glass. The necklace includes 3 of these feature taffy-shaped glass...

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Wonkets gets SOCIAL!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Wonkets gets SOCIAL!

How many places can you find us now? Wonkets is just about EVERYWHERE on social media! website: http://wonkets.ca/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/Wonkets Twitter: http://twitter.com/Wonkets YouTube: http://youtube.com/Wonkets...

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The birth of a bead

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

The birth of a bead

Lampworking is a process where rods of glass are melted in an oxygen/propane torch that runs at about 1500 degrees.  It is a different process from blown glass, but every bit as fascinating.  Every bead is completely original, so you can rest assured that no one else will have the exact same bead as...

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