An unusual Christmas gift or just a funny decoration for your Christmas table.
The technique is a lume that is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass.
Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torch-working, as the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps.
Although this art form has been practiced since ancient Syrian (1 Century B.C., B. Dunham) times, it became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. Lampworking differs from glassblowing in that glassblowing uses a blowpipe to inflate a glass blob known as a bolo, thereby inflating it by blowing air into the blowpipe, whereas lampworking manipulates glass either by the use of tools, gravity, or by blowing directly into the end of a glass tube.
Lampworking is used to create artwork, including figurines, trinkets, beads and much more.