Friday, 22 June 2012

What is Lampworking?

I get asked quite a lot to explain the process of lampworking or more easily defined as glass bead making. I finally got my lovely housemate to take some pictures as I thought a visual aid would better explain! So the first photos show me melting a glass rod and then winding the molten glass around the dipped mandrel to create a spiral. This spiral of glass is then manipulated to create the bead shape you want. Below is my current set up, not ideal but it works! An insight to my world...any questions feel free to ask! Also lots of good news this week and jewellery adventures on the horizon. I'll tell all as they unfold. Have a great weekend, E x

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