Welcome to Solar Flare Creations!

Here you will find handcrafted Glass Beads by Suzanne, information about Beadmaking classes, along with information and links regarding Glass Beadmaking - both contemporary and historical.

Lampworking is the process of making glass beads by winding molten glass around a metal mandrel, which has been coated in ceramic slip. The hot glass can then be shaped and decorated in a multitude of ways before being very slowly cooled. Examples of glass beads date from as early as 2300 BC and techniques have advanced, declined and been rediscovered many times throughout history, by different cultures such as the Mesopotamian's, Egyptians, Romans, Celts, Vikings, Franks and Venetian's.

I enjoy making glass beads as a hobby, creating both contemporary designs and recreations of historical styles. These medieval beads are for use within The Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval re-creation society of which I am a member.

Please feel free to explore the site and contact Suzanne with any queries.