Lampworked glass beads

Reflective bright colours enhance the nuno felt

Black vanilla bead
I make the lampwork beads from italian produced glass rods which are heated and wound around steel mandrels. The base beads are then further enhanced by the addition of more coloured glass, frit, silver and powders in a variety of shapes and patterns. Once completed, I insert the beads into a digitally controlled kiln to be annealed and thus avoid any possible fractures. The resulting beads can be a mixture of striking colours and sizes which may be complemented by the addition of sterling silver or gold. I am a member of the GBUK.

More images showing the colours and designs I have made can be viewed by clicking the image on the gallery page

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