Lampwork Beads & Jewellery
I discovered that it was possible to make my own lampwork beads by melting rods of glass in a torch flame back in 2001. I was immediately smitten.
Welcome to my world of handmade lampwork art glass beads....
Handmade Lampwork Bead by Judith Johnston
I have some family business to attend to and so both my website and my Etsy lampwork bead shops are closed. I cannot say how long they will be closed for but it is only a temporary measure.
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Handmade art glass beads and lampwork jewellery available for purchase directly from my bead shop.
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Hello, my name is Judith Johnston, I created this site as an online journal of my life and my lampwork beads because after all, it's all about the beads! So here's a little about who I am, and what makes me tick....I'm a beadmaker, melting glass to make lampwork glass beads. If you have never heard of lampworking and would like an explanation of what it is please visit my lampwork page.
My favourite beads to make are complex floral focals full of sparkle with cubic zirconia set in the center of the flowers and a couple of butterfly murrini for good measure.
I live in Brighton on the south coast of England, it's a bright cosmopolitan city where people come for their holidays. It is a wonderful vibrant place to live and I love my life here.
I love good coffee and cake, particularly while gossiping with friends.
I love flowers especially those with fragrance: roses, lily of the valley, jasmine, honeysuckle and lavender.
I love the art of William Morris, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Monet and most of the Renaissance painters amongst others.
I love yarn and knitting (socks) and watching crap t.v.
and colour, I love colour, in glass, in yarn and in life!
I love tons of other stuff too but above all of these things I love my family who have supported me throughout with grace and good humour although not always with a lot of tact.
Welcome to my website, come right in and make yourself at home.
To find me in other places (Facebook etc) on the internet you can find a full list of links here:
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I love the meditative quality of melting glass in a hot flame, the depth and play of light on colour and the reflections and sparkle of the glass. Often thrilling, likewise frustrating, I love the unexpected, the reactions and the alchemy....no matter how deep you delve there is always more to discover, more to learn, more to tantalise, a world of exciting possibility!
Heart of Glass - Lampwork glass pendant with cubic zirconia