Wirework & Lampwork Beads Jewelry Ideas
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Black and khaki lampworked beads, sterling silver wire and Hill Tribe beads and charms make this a unique and classic bracelet. Lampwork beads are made by melting narrow rods of glass by hand over an open flame (usually a torch). The glass is wrapped aound a thin metal rod (a mandrel), which later becomes the […]
Love these big porcelain pendants–this beautiful faded edge one reminds me of faded jeans. It sits well with some simple lampwork beads and a chunky chain. I wire wrapped the opaque indigo glass lampwork beads and combined them with a steel textured oval chain, metallic seed beads, a textured porcelain pendant, and a hook closure.
This piece is composed of the artist’s own Borosilicate lampwork beads, complimented by clusters of 4mm faceted Amethyst, Citrine, and Garnet. She used 28 gauge sterling wire to weave the stones together. You’ll also see Balinese sterling beads, and charms of larger faceted Rubies, Amethyst, and Citrine. The artist calls this line “Cluster Charm Bangles”.
The focal drop is a hand crafted lampwork bead that is clear with a copper swirl lining. The necklace includes dark wood round beads, Czech faceted smokey brown beads and some silver coloured metal Bali-like beads, bead caps and hanger to finish. The seed beads are clear dark brown and the bugle beads are metallic […]
These cellphone charms are a fun and hip way of showing your support for breast cancer victims. They are constructed with lampwork ribbon beads, Swarovksi crystals, and silver plated findings. These charms were inspired by our mother/grandmother who died from complications resulting from breast cancer treatments in April of 2007. Her loss affected so many […]
I enjoy working with a mixed media–this particular piece is an example of that. A woven waxed cord with 28 of my wire wrapped lampwork beads, each with a malachite bead on each pin. I’ve ended the woven work inside 2 domed lampwork caps. Soldered sterling silver rings hold my handmade centrepiece of textured copper […]
These earrings feature colorful orange, red and blue polka dot lampwork beads. I accented them with solid blue lampwork beads, red coral beads, sterling silver spacer beads and small round sterling silver beads. They measure approximately 2 inches from the top of the sterling silver earwire.
These lampwork beads were the first in my series of two-two beads featuring an opaque half and a transparent half of the same color. I have made these glass beads from moretti/effetre glass with a trail of fine silver melted through the middle. Swarovski crystals and sterling silver accents finish off the pendant.
My lampwork beads in this earring pair measures 15x10mm. They are made with a base of black and dotted with ivory and grey suckers. Each sucker is made by placing dots of molten glass around the bead and then poking each one in the middle with a sharp tool while hot. After they were annealed […]
This charm bracelet reminds me of those beautiful blue and white China plates, the ones with the images of arched bridges, gardens and Willow trees. The bracelet consists of porcelain charms, lampwork beads, crazy blue and white striped Czech seed beads, rounded chunky brass chain, aged brass charms, and a toggle closure in hammered brass.
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