Judith Johnston's Profile
Hi, welcome to Lampwork Jewels
I specialize making unique glass lampwork beads using an ancient technique.
I melt rods of glass using a torch flame then wrap the molten glass around a steel mandrel to form the bead core.
I craft each lampwork bead individually with meticulous care and attention to detail. Starting at the innermost core and building up layer upon layer, using colour for complexity within the depth of the bead and building the design from the center outwards. I like to take advantage of the alchemic nature of molten glass to achieve interesting and often unexpected results!
I only use the finest materials...soft glass from Italy and America and often include silver laden glass, fine silver and cubic zirconia because I love loads of sparkle and shine. I am inspired by how light will…
- Joined September 24, 2009