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Althing Sep 2009

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A closeup of the production in the chimney. This technique most closely reflects the modern practice of lampworking. It is feasible that this technique was done during the viking age as we do have the remains of rods. Notice the sparks coming out of the chimneys. Each one represents a possible flaw in a bead if it impacts.

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Photographs © Rhonda Bathurst, 2009, 2017

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