BeJeweledGlassworks

Lampwork glass flower headpins and jewelry

Houston, Texas | 67 Sales

BeJeweledGlassworks

Lampwork glass flower headpins and jewelry

Houston, Texas 67 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Lampwork glass floral headpins and Beaded Wirework Fantasy Jewelry by artists Mary Lowe Lukacs and George Lukacs.

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Last updated on Sep 17, 2018

Lampwork glass floral headpins and Beaded Wirework Fantasy Jewelry by artists Mary Lowe Lukacs and George Lukacs.

Mary Lowe Lukacs

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About

Handmade glass florals on wire, accessories, kits, and glass flower jewelry

I have always loved flowers. Where I grew up on the Texas coast, there were only these little sand dune flowers, jewels that grew from nothing at all, like magic fairy tale flowers. My life as a commercial fisherman’s daughter was spartan and workaday—I learned to make fishnets and crab traps, but what I really loved was jewelry and embellishment ... and flowers.

I went to college and learned art and jewelry design and set out to create my own jewelry line. I wanted to do something different; I loved vintage jewelry, so there I found my inspiration. Upon close examination of many handmade pieces like those of Miriam Haskell, I found something that really intrigued me: much of the netted and woven wirework in the structure of these pieces reminded me of my long-ago toils on nets and wire traps for my father.

So my first jewelry line became The Russian Princess Collection, with wire-woven beadwork out of which jeweled bead flowers grew. My line was successful for many years, sold in fine galleries nationwide. But I grew restless and wanted flowers in my jewelry to inspire me like those original fairy tale sand dune flowers did. I knew I had to make them myself. I bought lampworking equipment and set out to teach myself to do it. There were many failures, and more than a few burns, and years of effort, but gradually the flowers of my dreams emerged from the flame, like magic!

And then I met George, and guess what—he is also a lampworker! Needless to say, we got married and make beautiful glass together. He makes florals too, and other wonderful stuff. Soon I will be adding some of his beautiful creations to this site.

The flowers are made on 22 gauge brass wire, cleaned and annealed for strength and beauty. The jewelry is made using my own wire-weaving techniques (which I will be teaching at Bead Fest Philadelphia in August), and I will be offering more supplies and kits in these techniques as I can.

Our flowers are a labor of love. If you ever break one, just let me know, I’ll be happy to replace it for you. All it takes is a bit of glass and fire, and maybe a little magic;-)

Shop members

  • George Lukacs

    Creator, Partner

  • Mary Lowe Lukacs

    Owner, Creator

  • Coco Lukacs

    Assistant, Coco Makes Sure We Know When It’s Dinner Time;-)

  • Katharine Scarritt

    Tech Manager

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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

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Last updated on Sep 25, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

My work is made of glass. It is not as fragile as it looks, but please take care not to pull on the botanicals when manipulating them into jewelry designs. But glass is glass; if you ever break a flower, just let me know and I will make you another one for free. I want you to be happy and love glass flowers as much as I do!

Do you accept custom orders?

Yes. Please see my product pictures so that you can order something in my style. Convo me with your requests. I will send you a photo of your order for your approval before shipping it.