Zanzibar Boro Lampwork Bead Set - Huggy the Frog Lampwork Bead Set - Beige and Turquoise Tabular Lampwork Beads
Golden Rustic Lampwork Sand Dollar Beads - Siamese Kitty Handmade Lampwork Bead Trio - Gold Foil Turquoise Round Glass Pendant
Cameo Roses on Green Handmade Lampwork Bead Set - Giant Earthy Octopus Lamspwork Pendant - Gold Foil Black Zig Zag Murano Glass Pebble Bead
The term lampwork comes from the original method of heating the glass. Before gas fueled torches, glass artists used oil lamps for melting. Today, some people refer to the art as flameworking or torchworking.
The most popular and celebrated lampwork designs come from Murano, Italy, where glasswork has been practiced and perfected since the 1300’s. Today, beaders can choose from a huge variety of lampwork bead styles, including individually made artisan beads, and slightly more affordable factory made glass beads, from around the world.
Tigers Eye and Amazonite Bracelet - Show Me the Love Necklace - Orange Sorbet Brass Bracelet
Cottage Garden Lampwork Bracelet - Lemon Meringue Bracelet - Blue Green Lampwork and Bali Silver Bracelet
Lampwork Bead and Copper Earrings - Delicate Purple and Black Glass Bracelet - Blue and Clear Glass Heart Bracelet
Lampwork beads are versatile not only in beading mediums, but also in how they are used. These beads work equally well as single focals, or as the main components of a design in larger quanities.
Do you like to use lampwork beads in your designs? What materials and techniques do you like to pair them with?
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