|As April describes it: "Lampwork is used to describe handcrafted glass beads that are made by melting glass rods with a torch. The word "lamp" was used in ancient times when the glass was melted with the flame of an oil lamp. Today the craft is also called "flameworking".|
Each glass bead is individually hand crafted by heating a glass rod in the flame of an oxygen and natural gas mixed gas torch. The hot glass is melted and applied to a steel rod. I'm open to whatever glass I can experiment with. Lately I'm using German Lauscha, Italian glass Effetre/Moretti, Vetrofond and Creation is Messy. I enjoy learning from and making friends with other artists. Being involved in the art world has always been my passion.
Making glass beads takes time and patience. Mostly it takes practice, practice and more practice. That's what keeps me focused. There is always something new to learn."
Let's explore some of April's lampwork jewelry...........
As many of you know, I'm going to head straight for the blue 1st - such as this gorgeous Lampwork Bead Necklace Handcrafted Glass Wearable Art Jewelry Necklace
Green is my other favorite color, so this is perfect!
Such a pretty pink Lampwork Glass Bead Bracelet Handcrafted Wearable Art Jewelry
One of my favorite color combinations, blue and purple, that you will find in this very nice Lampwork Bead Necklace Handmade Artisan Jewelry Handcrafted Wearable Art SRA an SRAJD
I admit, I was tempted to do all blue, but I know other people wear other colors too! So do I.
You can find Apri'ls creations at Brooklyn Bead Goddess on HandMadeArtists, as well as http://www.brooklynbeadgoddess.com/
Her blog, Brooklyn Bead Goddess Blog,
She is also on twitter https://twitter.com/bklynbeadgoddes
and facebook https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynBeadGoddessApril.
No excuses for not being able to find her!
Thanks for coming by and have a great day!
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Monday, November 26, 2012
HAF Featured Artist BrooklynBeadGoddess
I guess my love of glass just naturally extends to lamp work beads, they are glass! And especially when they are as pretty as the ones that Brooklyn Bead Goddess makes. April who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY credits Brooklyn for her style and flair unique to her jewelry. She also remembers going to Coney Island and seeing glass artists who sold their sparkling delicate creations there.