Tuesday, September 26, 2017

What does SRA mean and why it's important when buying lampwork beads.

SRA



I am a Self Representing Artist (SRA). This means someone who creates and sells their own work. When you see the SRA logo, you will be assured that the seller is selling only their personal work and has been approved by a committee to display the logo.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

What is a lampwork bead?


LAMPWORK is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking, as the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps.


Here are some of my handmade beads.



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Handcrafted Glass Beads

Lampwork Handmade Beads made by melting glass in a torch fire flame.





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Friday, September 22, 2017

Lampwork Beads. Made with love.

I make my own glass beads. 



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Aqua and Red glass were mainly used when making these lampwork beads.

How I make glass beads.







When making the bead larger return it to the flame and heat it again until glowing then add another wrap of molten glass. Continue adding the glass in this way until you have the size of bead you require. Take the bead out of the flame. Check the shape and style you want to achieve.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

It's the end of August. Memorial Beads.


Why does time go so fast?
These glass beads were made with ashes rolled into the hot glass when making the beads. 
A beautiful keepsake of your pets or loved ones.





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