Last weekend I saw a mini glass flameworking (lampworking) workshop at Mini Makerfaire in Vancouver.  I didn't get a chance to try it, but it looks like fun, and something that is perfect for a place like the MakerSpace, here in Victoria BC.  The workshop and materials were provided by ootay glass.

The craft involves heating glass rods (and beads?) in front of a torch, and sticking different coloured pieces together.  Here are some nice results from wikipedia:


Here are some people doing it at Mini Makerfaire Vancouver

The workshop providers had an array of materials.