Mary Brown 


Glassy Lady Lampwork Glass Beads

Lampwork glass bead making is a very old art form and yet it is not very well recognized in North America. Glass beads are formed in a propane + oxygen torch from rods of coloured
glass. It is a very exacting yet versatile art form. It can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to make one bead. I have been working in this form for about 5 years and am well and
truly addicted to it. I make all the beads myself and use them to create unique and beautiful jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets and hair combs. For some of the pieces, I also weave the chain using a technique called Viking knit.
Due to the versatility of the glass, I can make custom beads in the perfect size, shape and colour that is desired. If you can imagine it, I may just be able to make it in glass!