The lampworked heart is added to the wire with a folded wire bail which captures the glass without risking any damage to the bead holes.
Copper wire in various gauges. Copper Galaxy by Kristy Abner brings the beauty of copper and turquoise colored lampworked beads together.
You can use premade chain or create lengths of chain to create different designs that set off a single lampworked bead. Here are a few examples, with quotes excerpted from Totally Twisted. These little wire doodads echo the shape of this gorgeous lampworked bead, and the pop of an orange-colored coil adds just the right visual touch. Sterling silver, dead-soft wire, 20 gauge; colored copper wire, 20 gauge; anodized aluminum jump rings; lampworked donut bead by Carter Seibels.
With fiery orange as bright as the sun and dots as blue as the sky, this bead reminds me of the West. Sterling silver wire, gauge; colored copper wire gauge, lampworked drop bead by Kerry Bogert. Keep the fit tight, and the bead will stay right on top of your wrist where it can be properly admired.
A double strand of this dainty style chain will help balance out the overall size of the finished piece.
Sterling silver, dead-soft wire, guage; toggle clasp; lampworked pillow bead by Anne Ricketts. The bracelet gets its name from the large flat disc bead that looks very much like a watch face on your wrist.
Sterling silver, dead-soft wire, various gauges; colored copper wire, various gauges; smart beads; lampwork disc bead by Kerry Bogert. There are so many ways you can create jewelry designs using lampworked glass beads. Totally Twisted along with other projects found in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and the Interweave store are there for you to learn and draw inspiration from. Totally Twisted also offers the basics on tools, beads, wire, the techniques and know-how needed to create the designs shown here and so many more as well as a great chapter on working with color.
Please try again later. From basic bead stringing classes to lampworking classes how to make glass beads to metal smithing classes, we have a wide variety of classes for all tastes and all levels of experience! Journeys To Abstraction. Additional torch work is used to elongate the glass, pulling it into the shape of tails. The use of bicarbonate of soda I had done before but as encasing in glass so the bobbles were inside the bead. Craig Nelson. Sea Glass Crafts.
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