LampworkJewels

Lampwork Glass Beads and Jewellery. Made in the Flame

Brighton, England · 444 Sales

LampworkJewels

Lampwork Glass Beads and Jewellery. Made in the Flame

Brighton, England 444 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Lampwork beads, handmade in the flame of a torch and kiln annealed. Bring new dimensions to your jewellery pieces by using artisan glass lampwork beads in your designs.

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Glass Lampwork Beads & Silver Jewellery Handcrafted in England

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Last updated on 27 Apr, 2018

Lampwork beads, handmade in the flame of a torch and kiln annealed. Bring new dimensions to your jewellery pieces by using artisan glass lampwork beads in your designs.

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Glass Lampwork Beads & Silver Jewellery Handcrafted in England

Judith Johnston

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Newest lampwork beads sparkling in the sun. A set of 8 beads in shades of teal glass wrapped in metallic threads just listed.

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Perfect colours for Spring jewellery. Pink, ivory and soft green lampwork glass beads in a pebble shape. This shape is lovely for bracelets because it lies flat against the wrist making it really comfortable to wear.
This sage green lampwork bead is decorated with pretty yellow, white and pink flowers. Perfect for your Spring jewellery designs.
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About

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 jewelry, 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 jewelry 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 beadmaking and jewelry and spent thousands of hours practising at the torch since then but the initial spark is still burning brightly and I'm still having too much fun.

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  • Judith Johnston

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

    I love making lampwork beads by melting glass in a torch flame, layering colour, sparkle & shine. I also make jewellery with my lampwork beads and sterling silver. I have been making lampwork beads since 2002.

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Last updated on 12 Mar, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Postage and Processing

Ready made beads will be processed and posted within 48 hours.
Made to order beads will be processed as per individual listings.

All beads are carefully packaged in tissue paper, bubble wrap and where possible a sturdy cardboard postage in proportion box that will fit through your letterbox.

UK orders: Royal First Class Large Letter or First Class Small Parcel Post
International orders: Standard International Airmail

For orders over £50.00 I strongly suggest upgrading your postage to Special Delivery (UK) or International Tracked and Signed for.

Photographs

Please check the measurements carefully before ordering. Photographs show beads magnified and bigger 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.
All photographs are taken in natural daylight. I do my best to photograph true to life colours but monitors vary please allow for some variation between what you see on your screen and what you see in real life.

Info About the Beads

Lampwork Jewels artisan lampwork glass beads are made with nicely puckered holes so they won't shred your beading thread. They are properly kiln annealed directly from the flame to relieve any stress and cooled slowly at a controlled rate. Once cool they are thoroughly cleaned to remove all traces of bead release and inspected for flaws.
In short, they are well made, properly finished and packed safely to arrive in your hands in tip top condition ready for you to use in your jewellery designs.

Seller details
Judith Johnston
21 Kendal Road
HOVE, East Sussex BN3 5HZ
United Kingdom