LampworkJewels

Art Glass Lampwork Beads and Jewellery

Brighton, United Kingdom

Announcement    Welcome to Lampwork Jewels! Handcrafted art glass beads and sterling silver jewellery made by me, Judith Johnston, in my tiny garden studio in Hove, England.

All of the glass beads here are made in a torch flame from molten glass, properly annealed (cooled) in a kiln to ensure longevity and durability. Pretty much every bead I make has something sparkly in it, cubic zirconia, pure silver or gold leaf, glittery sparkles of dichroic glass. I literally can't help myself... If you love sparkles you're in the right place!

Most of my lampwork beads I use for my collection of ready to wear, art glass jewellery. I also sell beads to collectors and other jewellery artists.
If you see a bead you would like as a piece of jewellery just send me a message.

• Everything is crafted by hand with meticulous care and attention to detail in my home studio in Hove, England.
• FREE UK shipping.
• To see new pieces first, sign up for my email list http://eepurl.com/dootab
• Please check out my shop policies before ordering.

For your peace of mind all of my work comes with a money back guarantee.
I really want you to be happy with your purchase.

Questions? Just send me a message and I'll get back to you just as soon as I can.

Thank you for visiting

Judith
https://judithjohnston.co.uk

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 5, 2022

Welcome to Lampwork Jewels! Handcrafted art glass beads and sterling silver jewellery made by me, Judith Johnston, in my tiny garden studio in Hove, England.

All of the glass beads here are made in a torch flame from molten glass, properly annealed (cooled) in a kiln to ensure longevity and durability. Pretty much every bead I make has something sparkly in it, cubic zirconia, pure silver or gold leaf, glittery sparkles of dichroic glass. I literally can't help myself... If you love sparkles you're in the right place!

Most of my lampwork beads I use for my collection of ready to wear, art glass jewellery. I also sell beads to collectors and other jewellery artists.
If you see a bead you would like as a piece of jewellery just send me a message.

• Everything is crafted by hand with meticulous care and attention to detail in my home studio in Hove, England.
• FREE UK shipping.
• To see new pieces first, sign up for my email list http://eepurl.com/dootab
• Please check out my shop policies before ordering.

For your peace of mind all of my work comes with a money back guarantee.
I really want you to be happy with your purchase.

Questions? Just send me a message and I'll get back to you just as soon as I can.

Thank you for visiting

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 and sparkle. 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 Jun 5, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Photographs

Please check the measurements carefully before ordering. Photographs show pieces magnified and larger than their actual size, which can make it hard to determine their actual size.
It also magnifies the smallest details which, in real life, may not be as obvious to the naked eye.

While I make every effort to photograph colours accurately all screens vary on how they interpret colour. There may be some variation between what you see on your screen and what you see in real life.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I am happy to gift wrap any purchase. Let me know the recipients details and any personal message you would like to add at checkout.

Wholesale availability

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Sizing details

If you are unsure of the size of a particular piece please contact me and I will be happy to assist you

Care instructions

To keep your jewellery in tip top condition please store it in a ziplock bag and do not leave it anywhere humid like the bathroom.
Please do not wear your silver jewellery in the shower or to go swimming or anywhere there may be soap, perfume, make up or chemicals as these can affect the silver.
Lampwork beads and sterling silver can be washed in warm soapy water. Dry thoroughly and then buff with a soft dry lint free cloth.
A specialist cloth (I like Goddards) can be used to clean the silver if it has become a little tarnished (black) over time.