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