Lampworking is a method of making beads or other articles from molten glass. Centuries ago, oil lamps, the heat of their flame increased by bellows, were used to melt the glass. I use a modern torch to melt the glass, the heat of propane increased by oxygen from a generator. Like the beads I make, I am a link in a long chain of lampworkers, continuing an ancient craft, and I honor its old name. I make each lampworked glass bead, one by one, in the jewelry that I create and sell. I combine my glass beads with accent beads, gemstones, pearls, silver and other materials.
Watch the video to see how I make lampwork glass beads.