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No, I am not Italian but my first love comes from 14th century Italy. And, no it was not lampworking that I feel in love with. However, lampworking did become popular in Murano, Italy during the 13rh century. Italy is still known for glass and that was my first love glass. Anything glass. The way it shined, I could not help but touch it. So, for my 21st Birthday my mom got be a class on lampworking. Almost 10 years later I am still working with my same basic welder’s torch (wanting to upgrade soon).

Lampworking, also known as flameworking and tourchworking is a simple concept. Melt long rods of glass (the thickness of straws but closer to 2 feet long) using gas (MAPP, propane, propylene). As simple as the process is, it is complex as the artist wishes based on the artists designs.

But, that is only part of the complexity. The torch makes each rod glow orange and…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 23
  • Joined June 5, 2011

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glass, beads, sterling silver, chain, charms, gold

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No, I am not Italian but my first love comes from 14th century Italy. And, no it was not lampworking that I feel in love with. However, lampworking did become popular in Murano, Italy during the 13rh century. Italy is still known for glass and that was my first love glass. Anything glass. The way it shined, I could not help but touch it. So, for my 21st Birthday my mom got be a class on lampworking. Almost 10 years later I am still working with my same basic welder’s torch (wanting to upgrade soon).

Lampworking, also known as flameworking and tourchworking is a simple concept. Melt long rods of glass (the thickness of straws but closer to 2 feet long) using gas (MAPP, propane, propylene). As simple as the process is, it is complex as the artist wishes based on the artists designs.

But, that is only part of the complexity. The torch makes each rod glow orange and radiate heat. Then, the bead must cool in the bead blanket and it is a long tedious hour till the artist gets to see what he or she has created.

Wearing lampwork jewelry is not like wearing other jewelry it has a comfortable weight due to the glass and is cool to touch upon putting it on. Many of the beads will appear to change colors as you move indoors and outdoors. All beads are one of a kind (because they are truly HAND made) so it always looks like your just stepped out of an Italian boutique with the latest work of art on your hand or around your neck.

Take a look around and feel free to email me with any questions you might have about my products.

I love doing custom work. Don't be afraid to ASK!

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