My glass beads display
I am a glass lampworker and my mission is to show people how these beads are created, this is a method of working that hasn’t really changed for hundreds of years and it is great to show people how beads and marbles are created.
I create bright vibrant beads and combine them into wearable art that brings stand out colour to any outfit.
My vision is to bring glass and colour to people’s jewellery collections.
I have always loved glass, as a child I was fascinated by the work of glass blowers and the colours they could achieve in their work.
When I found lampwork I realised that I could work with glass on a smaller scale.
I am inspired by colour; colour in gardens, painting, packaging, clothing. I love to see how layers of colour in glass can be combined to provide vibrant small bursts in each small bead.
I work with glass and a torch.
Each bead is hand made, melting the glass over a hot flame before shaping it on a mandrel. Colours and layers can then be added before the bead is kiln annealed.
After being annealed I then combine the beads to make pieces of jewellery.