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The Beginner’s Torch Trap: A Lampworking Torch Buyer’s Guide Part 1

Thank you to Bethlehem Burners for this Blog! If you landed here, you must be interested in buying your first lampworking torch! It’s an exciting time and you’ll want to feel confident in your purchase. In part one of our Lampworking Torch Buyer’s Guide, we’ll address concerns about buying a...

BUBBLES? DO YOU SEE BUBBLES?

There has been talk that the glass manufactured by Oceanside has more bubbles in it than when it was manufactured at Spectrum.  In April, I was at the Glass and Bead Show in Vegas and the Retailer Association I belong to, met the representatives of Oceanside during the event....

FIBONACCI

  I guess it is obvious that our logo includes the Fibonacci spiral.  Fibonacci was a person, an Italia mathematician in the late 11th and 12th century.  In addition to other mathematical achievements, he is given credit for the Fibonacci Sequence. The Sequence is where each number is the...

YOUGHIOGHENY GLASS

Manufacturing the World’s Finest Art Glass since 1976 We are pleased to announce that we are now the Northeast Distributors of Youghiogheny Glass.  In the sales world there are generally end users, retailers, distributors and manufacturers.  These lines have become more and more blurry as manufacturers sell to end...

OCEANSIDE COMPATIBLE, BULLSEYE COMPATIBLE, 96 COE, 90 COE

I totally learned something this week.  We always think that we know compatible glass by its COE.  I really thought that when Bullseye started saying Bullseye compatible they were really trying to brand themselves and set themselves apart.  Now Oceanside is doing the same. I read a very interesting...

EGGBEATER JESUS GLASS FALLING

This week I was waiting on customer who wants to do mosaic something that will be outside.  When she asked for the correct products, I could not help but think of this situation that was written about in the Fall and Winter 2017 issues Stained Glass magazine. (Info comes...

OCEANSIDE COMPATIBLE

If you have a difficult time adapting to change—LOOK OUT!  There will be so many changes in the upcoming months, it will make your head spin!  Oceanside made several announcements in July, 2018.  We have been passing this news directly on to you through our eblast which go out...

KEVIN’S PYRAMIDS

All this info comes from the Epilepsy Foundation site and note that the pyramids rights are protected. I never had the privilege of knowing Kevin, but I know his mom, Patricia Barnes, and I have met his delightful brother and I have even helped clean the pyramids!  Trish made...

SIMAX

For a few years now, Stained Glass Express has been offering 33 coe glass.  We are still learning and still adding product.  One of the growing stock is our 33 coe tubes and rods.  We stock Simax tubes and rods made by Schott.  This is a high- quality borosilicate...

WISTERIA!

  INFO FROM THE MORSE MUSEUM This lamp is not only incredibly beautiful and an amazing amount of work, it was turning point for the Tiffany Studios.  In 1902, there was an event in Turin, Italy called the Prima Esposizione, Internazionale d’Arte Decorative Moderna.  This event put an emphasis...