Product Description


Blowpipe for hollow beads Glassblowing and Lampworking

Blowpipe for hollow beads Glassblowing and Lampworking
Our blowpipe is 6mm diameter and 455 mm long and is made from 316 and 309 high temperature grade stainless steel – perfect for blowing hollow beads, marbles, pendants, petals, leavs and shards by using different techniques.

Glassblowing is the art of creating glass sculptures by manipulating molten glass. Glassblowing was first developed in the Middle East around 300 BC. Since then, glass-blown products have become indispensable to daily life, as well as to scientific innovation, and glassblowing has emerged as a major art form.

This glassblowing stainless steel lampworking blowpipe measures a total of 18″ (455 mm), with a 15.5″ (395 mm) shaft and a 2.5″ (64 mm) head. The shaft is 1/4″ (6 mm) in diameter and the head measures 2/5″ (10 mm) diameter at it’s maximum thickest. It’s lightweight about 65 gr (0,15 lb) and it’s have brass Mouthpiece. This glassblowing stainless steel blowpipe easy to handle, making it perfect for lampworking in your studio.

The process:

1. Heat the head of the blowpipe.
2. Gather the molten glass rod into ball.
3. Place your gather on the heated blowpipe end. A simple but accurate analogy is turning caramel onto an apple.
4. Marver (shape) your glass into ball and reheat it.
5. Blow into the pipe then cover the hole with your thumb or tongue. The positive pressure will cause the trapped air to expand inside the pipe, which in turn will create a bubble.
6. Open the hole on opposite side and finish the piece.
7. Cut in a Jack line (use diamond shears). Create score lines in the piece’s neck with diamond shears or jacks. The neck should be equal to or less than the diameter of your pipe.
8. Crack your piece off of the pipe.
9. Anneal in order to cool off.

Your blowpipe will be sent first class post next working day.
The price shown is per one pipe, hollow beads images are for illustration only.
Making your hollow beads perfect has never been so easy!