Lampwork Bead Making is a type of glasswork in which a torch melts glass rods. Once the glass is molten, it is shaped with hand movements and formed with hand tools, and intricate decorations are added for detail. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking, as the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps. Although the lack of a precise definition for lampworking makes it challenging to determine when flameworking was first developed, the earliest verifiable lampworked glass is probably a collection of beads thought to date to the fifth century BC.
Krissy shares her passion for artisan jewelry with her daughter Madison, and Evelyn, who make up the M E in Krissy Beads & M E. Creating handmade lampwork beads, upcycled slumped bottles, and artisan jewelry from their glass studio in the historic village of Clinton, New York.
We use many types of Lampwork glass, such as Effetre, Moretti, Lauscha, and Vetrafond. Every bead is immediately placed into a digitally controlled kiln for annealing, soaking, and gradual cooling overnight to ensure bead quality and durability.
Thank you for taking the time to see our work, and we hope you find something you love!