The Saint Louis Lampworkers Society maintains a lending library for our members. We currently have a great selection of books, tapes, DVDs and/or CDs on lampworking as well as tools such as frit crushers, bead liners, optic molds, etc.

Library Rules & Guidelines

  • Any item below may be checked out by active members of the society who have been members for at least one year.
  • Items may only be checked out in one month intervals.
  • For items that are overdue (have been checked out for more than one month), the member will incur the following fees*:
    • Books, DVDs, CDs, Tapes: $1.00/month overdue
    • Tools & Equipment: $5.00/month overdue
  • Lost or damaged library items will be charged back to the member at 100% of the purchase price*.

Note: Fees will be added to your membership renewal dues at the beginning of the following year. Any fees collected will be put in the Library budget for the purchase of new tools, books, etc.


  • 1000 Glass Beads: Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
  • Art Bead Jewelry – Seasons in Glass by Karen Leonardo
  • Bead Basics by Delores Frantz
  • Beads of Glass by Cindy Jenkins
  • Contemporary Lampworking Vol. I by Bandhu Dunham
  • Contemporary Lampworking Vol. II by Bandhu Dunham
  • Contemporary Lampworking Vol. III by Bandhu Dunham
  • Creating Lampwork Beads for Jewelry by Karen Leonardo
  • Dot, Dot, Dots! Techniques and Tutorials for Glass Beadmakers by Deanna Griffin Dove
  • Encase It! Refinging Skills for Glass Beadmakers by Deanna Griffin Dove
  • Gail Crosman Moore’s Borosilicate Beads of Nature by Jim Kervin
  • Glass Bead Trip by Claudia Trimbur – Pagel
  • Glass Bead Workshop by Jeri L. Warhaftig
  • Glasss 2 Book of Lampworkers by Miriam Steger – van der Schrieck
  • Glasss Book of Lampworkers by Miriam Steger & Maria Louisa Wessels
  • Heat, Color Set & Fire by Mary Hettmansperger
  • Hot off the Press! Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials for Universal Bead Press Tools by Lori Greenberg
  • Introduction to Precious Metal Clay by Mary Ann Devos
  • Making & Marketing Better Work / Advance Flameworking Vol. 1 by Milon Townsend
  • Making Glass Beads by Cindy Jenkins
  • Metalworking 101 for Beaders by Candie Cooper
  • No Green Berries or Leaves – The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass by Paul J. Stankard
  • Passing the Flame by Corina Tettinger
  • Project Workbook 2003 by Kate McKinnon
  • The Art & Soul of Glass Beads by Susan Ray & Richard Pearce
  • The Art of Beadmaking, DOTS The Definitive Guide by Deanna Griffin Dove & Brad Pearson
  • The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking by Kimberley Adams
  • The Jewelry Artitect: Techniques & Projects for Mixed-Media Jewelry by Kate McKinnon
  • The Penland Book of Glass: Master Classes in Flamework Techniques by Ray Hemachandra
  • Torchworked Marbles, Vol. 1, Beginner to Intermediate Techniques by Drew Fritts
  • Wirework – Using Wire for Beautiful Home Decorations by Karin Hossack
  • You Can Make Glass Beads by Cindy Jenkins

Audio & Video:

  • 2009 International Hot Glass Invitational Las Vegas, Nevada, USA by Lee Anne Short (DVD)
  • Beadmaking by Kristina Logan (DVD)
  • Booth Design and Merchandising  – For Craft and Trade Shows by Bruce Baker (CD)
  • Boro Basics – Volume One, Off Mandrel Techniques by Brent Graber (DVD)
  • Corina Goes to Hollywood by Corina Tettinger (DVD)
  • Corina Jones and the Secret of Stringer Control by Corina Tettinger (DVD)
  • Dynamic Sales & Customer Service Techniques -For Artists and Craft Makers by Bruce Baker (CD)
  • Flameworking with Cesare Toffolo, Master Class Series V by Cesare Toffolo (DVD)
  • Focus on Flamework – An Introduction to Using Borocolour by Milon Townsend (DVD)
  • Focus on Flamework – Canework Filigrana, Murrine & External Color Patterns by Milon Townsend (DVD)
  • Focus on Flamework – Flameworking with Dichroic Glass by Milon Townsend (DVD)
  • Focus on Flamework – Surface Decoration by Milon Townsend (DVD)
  • Focus on Flamework – Using Northstar Frit and Powder by Milon Townsend (DVD)
  • Intermediate Beadmaking – The Bells and Whistles by Kate Fowle Meleney (VHS)
  • Lampworked Beadmaking (an introduction) by Kate Fowle Meleney (VHS & DVD)
  • Making Dichroic Beads by Pat Frantz (DVD)
  • Meet Your Beadliner by Jenny Newtson (DVD)
  • Show Me St Louis (VHS – Features SLLS Members 9/22/2005)
  • Smircich Makes Beads Vol. 1 by James Smircich (DVD)
  • The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Wire Sculpture (DVD)
  • The Flow – Bead & Jewelry 1 (CD w/PDF)
  • The Flow – Bead & Jewelry 2 (CD w/PDF)
  • The Flow – Bead & Jewelry 3 (CD w/PDF)
  • The Gold Wire Sculpting System” – “The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Wire Sculpture by Preston J. Reuther (DVD)
  • The Gold Wire Sculpting System” – “The Fantasy Series” Pendant Magic Vol 1 by Preston J. Reuther (DVD)
  • The Leonardo Petal Puller by Leonardo Lampwork
  • The Making of Murrini Faces, Letters, Mosaics Part 1 by Lewis Wilson (VHS & DVD)
  • The Making of Murrini Faces, Letters, Mosaics Part 2 by Lewis Wilson (VHS & DVD)
  • Your Slides and the Jury – For Artists and Craft Makers by Bruce Baker (CD)

Tools & Equipment:

  • Bead Roller (2 parallel brass rollers)
  • Frit Crusher (This includes 3 sifting baskets)
  • Glass Cutter (Tile Chipper)
  • Hand Riveter Set
  • Marble Mold (This is a 6 in 1 mold)
  • Multitool Marver
  • Optic Mold # B12
  • Optic Mold # B8
  • Retro Tools Bead Liner
  • Round Cab Mandrel
  • Skeleton Key Mandrel
  • Square Cab Mandrel

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