Welcome to my website…

MandMade beads, handmade glass lampwork beads and jewellery.

Please feel free to browse and to contact me with any questions on amanda@mandmade.co.uk

Lampworking

Glass lampwork beads are made by heating a glass rod in a propane gas torch flame, and winding it around a stainless steel rod or mandrel (it looks like a sparkler!) coated in bead release. Patterns can be made on the basic bead, and the melted glass can also be manipulated with shaping tools and presses. Finished beads are then annealed in a digitally controlled kiln to maximize their strength and reduce internal stress making them durable.

NB: Please note that glass beads can still break if not treated with care. Also, please be aware that beads can be a choking hazard, so it’s recommended that you do not give them to young children to handle.

Please e-mail me if you would like some specific colour/pattern beads or jewellery made. All my beads are made individually and are unique, so do note that each piece will be slightly different.