The method is similar to making a paperweight or small solid item like a bird. I take a small gather and use different types of pincers and shears to work the glass while, reheating once or twice in the glory hole. So they are made on a four foot iron. The trickiest part is making the hole for the cord to go through, since the timing of this is quite critical and it took a few goes to work out when to do it. Still getting better at it....but as I go along I become more adventurous and had a go at making a button today as well as a couple of rings....
....they are really so new that nobody has seen them apart from my colleagues and it is really good to get such a positive response so fast. If anybody is interested in acquiring one, it would be best to email me on adamatsign
com or we'll be sent off to the Market Place!
But in the meantime, I'll reserve that one for you Pamela!