Saturday, March 31, 2012

SRA, What it Means

There has been alot of discussion in the lampwork community about SRA handmade lampwork beads versus mass marketed lampwork beads.The letters stand for Self Representing Artist and is comprised of a large group of individuals who make the beads in their home studios. Being an SRA member means they are selling the beads they made and pay close attention to detail with every bead from making the bead, properly annealing the beads and cleaning them of all bead release before selling them. When shopping for lampwork beads, try to search for SRA artists. To learn more about this group or look up the members list, click on the link below.