The soft glass or lower temperature type of glass is melted around 1000 to 1500 degrees. Beads and many types of Off Hand glass or glass that comes out of a furnace and made into Goblets or bowls are all the lower temperature kinds of glass! Off hand glassblowing are what most people are familiar with and it is the method used to make drinking glasses and bowls and the like. Bottles and many household item are made with a softer type of glass but are pressed or blown into a mold to obtain their shape.
In making glass beads some times a mold or a bead mold is used to get the desired shape.
The glass is then place in to a small
oven called a kiln and held at a
certain temperature for a period of
time so the the glass bead will not