The artist loves making jewelry, but what they really love is making glass beads. Making glass beads is called lampworking; the name is from hundreds of years ago when the source of the flame was an oil lamp. Now CHG Studios uses a very powerful flame created from propane gas and oxygen. Using this flame, they transform slender rods of glass into unique beads. First, the artists create glass paintbrushes by pulling molten portions of the glass and allowing it to cool; these are their 'paintbrushes'. These ‘paintbrushes’ become the palette from which they select colors to create unique designs both in and on the glass. Many techniques are used in the process; such as adding crushed glass, or frit, and fine silver, fuming, hand mixing colors, twisting, and layering colors to form cane and murrini, blowing glass to create hollow beads, and hand shaping as well as pressing the glass.