kate wilkinson wrote a couple of articles in the lapidary journal’s
jewelry journal section about baking lampworked beads from stained
glass scraps. i don’t remember when it was, but it was after 1996.
she also has a video out about how to do it. i think that it
involved using a glass rod (not compatible with the stained glass) as
a punty to pick up pieces of the stained glass. after the lampworked
bead as made, the punty was removed using the incompatibility of the
glass. i’m not sure where i have seen the video advertised, but i do
have an address and email address for her company.
email Kate Drew-Wilkinson Designs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
their address is: Kate Drew-Wilkinson Designs POB 1803 Bisbee AZ 85603
you can also cut the stained glass into strips about 1/4 inch wide
and then use the long strip as you would a glass rod.
also, some glass companies make rod and stained glass. bullseye
glass does. here is the web page that describes their glass for
torchwork: http://www.bullseye-glass.com/products/torch.html .
you could fuse the stained glass into beads too.