Frantz Art Glass was started by Mike & Patricia Frantz in the 1990’s. In those days there were few beadmakers in the US, but Pat was one of them. Mike was buying glass rods directly from Effetre (at that time named Moretti) for Pat’s use. Then one day an article was written about the Frantz’s in Ornament magazine and as Mike recalls: "the phone started ringing and the rest was history!".
It turns out there were many beadmakers in the US that were looking for glass rods and Mike had found a great source to supply their needs. Frantz Art Glass is now the largest importer of Effetre glass rods to the US.
Frantz Art Glass is also the exclusive American distributor of CiM (Creation is Messy) glass. For the borosilicate lampworker, we carry several lines of glass. Other supplies include: dichroic, millefiori, torches, tools and more.
Frantz Art Glass is known for our large inventory, great customer service and low everyday prices.
Come visit our retail store and bead museum! We are located in Shelton, Washington on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
Open hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PDT.