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Thank you for your interests in my beads. At the moment, bead making are only a small part of my live. However it's the only thing that's keeping me sane! :p During the day, I'm an IT professional working in a financial company. As if that's not stressful enough, in a moment of insanity, I decided to go back to university for a MBA! Needless to say, I don't have much time for anything else since.

I've loved glass as a medium for a long time because its physical property and myth and stories associated with glass through history. In 2001, I found a class on glass fusing and slumping and I immediately jumped at the chance to learn to work with hot glass. Little did I know that it will be the start of my addiction with hot-glass-work.

Shortly after my first class, I did another class on glass bead making, also known as lampworking, which allowed me to get even closer to glass in it's molten state. I purchased the most basic equipments required for lampwork straight after my class and set to work in the only fire safe place of my home at the time, the bathroom! Today, I've move out of my bathroom, have a state of the art torch and kiln, a large selection of different glass types and colours, and, like my setups, my love of glass has only grown over time.

Each and every one of my beads is hand-made one at a time. The basics of bead making are quite simple and have not changed very much through the time. Pieces of glass are melted in naked flame, and while molten, glass is winded onto a stainless steel mandrel and then shaped. Different glass colours are mixed together to form designs and patterns. While the finished bead is still hot (around 600 degree Celsius) it is put into a hot kiln for annealing (ie. very slow cool down to room temperature), this is essential in preventing the glass bead from breaking due to internal stress.

All my beads are carefully crafted and often involves hours of experimenting and practicing to achieve the desired result. I don't think of my beads as arts, but I do believe they are individual and well executed and will stand out in any crowd. You can find me and my work online at www.beadsofmist.com or, even better, check the events I'll be at and see and fondle my beads in person!