Cool Ray learned to make lampworked beads with a kit from a hobby store & videos on YouTube. Limitations imposed by the MAP gas torch became frustrating because he wanted to make more creative beads.
As his retirement from nursing grew closer, we decided to invest in better equipment to get hotter flames & better cooling down so he can make bigger & more innovative beads.
Cool Ray enjoys making beads in his own creative way & is always willing to try new combinations of colors & techniques.
Quirky SuZ & Cool Ray craft many of these one-of-a-kind beads into jewelry & other accessories. Some individual beads are sold for others to enjoy putting in their creations.
Fused glass, upcycled bottle art & tumbled glass round out the Hot Glass side of Cool Ray.
Most of these pictures are beads & jewelry that have already found homes. Keep watching & we will post pictures as new items are created.
Quirky SuZ & Cool Ray make a pretty good team!
Thanks for looking! Enjoy!