The history of lampwork beadwork goes back thousands of years to approximately the fifth century BC, but for as beautiful as it was during that time, it didn't really gain popularity until the 19th century. Over the years, the technique for creating it has changed from an oil lamp and a pipe to one that requires natural gas or propane and air tanks. The process can be very time consuming. It is something only done by an artisan that has put in time and effort to discover what makes lampworking truly beautiful. If you have never discovered the beauty behind the amazingly colored lampwork jewelry, then perhaps it is time for you to take a look.
The Creative Process
When you see handcrafted jewelry in any form, you know that someone has put their time and effort into ensuring it is beautiful. The same is true, only more impressive when you think about the effort that is required for handcrafted lampwork jewelry. Each piece requires several tools such as torches, kilns, tungsten picks, shears, lathes, and more. The artisan must work carefully through every step of the process to ensure that the bead does not crack. Even a tiny crack will make it unusable in beadwork since it will possibly shatter soon after its creation.
Delight in Unique Creations
Before an artisan begins to work with molten glass, they have an image in their mind that they want to create for the person who will take it home. They have to put a lot of work into shaping the bead into a style that will work well for their jewelry creations. They will also have to decorate it by melting bold, beautiful colors onto it. If you happen to see a piece that has hearts or flowers in it, you should know that they were added while the glass bead was still hot enough to shape. Ultimately, all of this means that when you see this type of jewelry, you know that the artist put a lot of their heart and soul into its creation.
Sharing the Beauty of Lampwork Jewelry
When it comes to beauty, many people say that lampwork creations are one of the most amazing things to see. Each piece is 100% handcrafted for your enjoyment. They are ideal as gifts for the person in your life that you feel is as unique as the pieces of jewelry. You can give them to your girlfriend, wife, mom, or daughter and watch them express their joy over having some a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece to wear and treasure for many years to come. You also have the option to keep a pair of lampwork earrings or some other type of beaded jewelry for yourself, because we know you appreciate being unique and beautiful as well.
To see what truly beautiful creations can come from lampwork jewelry, you need to only look as far as far as Lampwork Market. Shop the Lampwork Market to see the amazing colors available when it comes to lampwork glass beads.