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We don't have too much information on Viking-age furnaces, but chapter 1 in A Glassblower's Companion by Dudley Giberson might be useful. You might also be interested in the following articles:

Astrup, E. E., and Andersen, Arnfinn G. “A Study of Metal Foiled Glass Beads from the Viking Period.” Acta Archaeologica 58 (1987):222-228.

Bayley, J. (Justine). “Bead Making in Viking York.” Glass News, no. 6 (June 1999): 2.

Hreiđarsdóttir, Elín. “Icelandic Viking Age Beads: Their Origin and Characteristics.” Ornament 3, no. 5 (2010): 64-67.

Morris, Carole. “An Irish ‘String’ Bead in Viking York.” Bead Society of Great Britain Newsletter, no. 58 (May 2001): 4-5.



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Though we do not own the following book, it might also be of interest:

Zori, Davide, and Jesse Byock. Viking Archaeology in Iceland: Mosfell Archaeology Project. Turnhout: Turnhout, 2014.

You could request this via Interlibrary Loan as well (link is to WorldCat record).

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