LampworkJewels

Artisan Lampwork Glass Beads & Jewellery

The City of Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Announcement    Welcome to Lampwork Jewels where you will find art glass lampwork bead jewellery by Judith Johnston.
I make beautiful lampwork beads using Murano glass and other specialist soft and silver laden glass from the USA. I melt rods of glass in an open torch flame and wrap the molten glass around a metal stick to form the bead. Once it's finished I put it in a digital kiln to anneal to ensure durability and a long life .
Pretty much every bead I make has something sparkly in it, cubic zirconia, pure silver or gold leaf, glittery sparkles of dichroic glass. If you love sparkles you're in the right shop!

Some beads are for jewellery makers and collectors but many I turn into wearable art glass jewellery using sterling silver. If you see a bead you would like as a piece of jewellery just drop me a message.

• Everything is crafted by hand with meticulous care and attention to detail in my home studio in Brighton, England.
• Postal delays are still possible due to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
• FREE UK shipping
• To see new pieces and collections first, sign up for my email list https://bit.ly/Judiths-Emails
• Please check out my shop policies before ordering.

Questions? Just send me a message and I'll get back to you lickety split.

Thank you for visiting - I hope you find something you love.

Judith
https://judithjohnston.co.uk

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 20, 2021

Welcome to Lampwork Jewels where you will find art glass lampwork bead jewellery by Judith Johnston.
I make beautiful lampwork beads using Murano glass and other specialist soft and silver laden glass from the USA. I melt rods of glass in an open torch flame and wrap the molten glass around a metal stick to form the bead. Once it's finished I put it in a digital kiln to anneal to ensure durability and a long life .
Pretty much every bead I make has something sparkly in it, cubic zirconia, pure silver or gold leaf, glittery sparkles of dichroic glass. If you love sparkles you're in the right shop!

Some beads are for jewellery makers and collectors but many I turn into wearable art glass jewellery using sterling silver. If you see a bead you would like as a piece of jewellery just drop me a message.

• Everything is crafted by hand with meticulous care and attention to detail in my home studio in Brighton, England.
• Postal delays are still possible due to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
• FREE UK shipping
• To see new pieces and collections first, sign up for my email list https://bit.ly/Judiths-Emails
• Please check out my shop policies before ordering.

Questions? Just send me a message and I'll get back to you lickety split.

Thank you for visiting - I hope you find something you love.

Judith
https://judithjohnston.co.uk

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Video summary: A floral lampwork bead being made from molten glass in the flame of a torch,

It's all about the beads!

I became smitten with beads back in 1997 after wandering into the bead shop in London's Covent Garden. Lured by the colours and sparkle I was mesmerised and began a love affair that continues to this day. I collected, admired, made jewellery, wove seed bead amulets and generally played with my ever growing collection of pretties for a few years, I even sold some of my beaded jewellery to friends and family.

Then in 2002 I came across handmade artisan lampwork beads that were so different from the generic lampwork I was familiar with from the bead shops. I was fascinated, I needed to do this. It took me a while, searching and researching. Lampworking had kept it's secrets for generations on Murano, Italy and it was early days for the internet as well as beadmaking.

My tenacity paid off though and I found not only a teacher in the UK but a whole society dedicated to lampworking, GBUK - Glass Beadmakers UK. I booked my first class and I was in heaven, it was way too much fun! I have taken many classes in making lampwork beads and silver jewellery and spent countless hours practising but that initial spark is still burning brightly and I'm still having a lot of fun.

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  • Judith Johnston

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Bead Maker, Jewelry Maker & All Round Bead Ninja

    I make lampwork beads by melting glass in a torch flame, layering colour, sparkle & shine. All of my beads are made with meticulous care & are kiln annealed for durability. I make all of the silver jewellery using traditional silversmith techniques

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Last updated on Dec 30, 2020
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