Bead and Jewelry Supply - Lampwork Beads
Lampwork beads are handmade glass beads. Because they are made by hand, these are often one-of-a-kind designs, and often come in creative dimensional designs such as with little bumps or swirls. Sometimes they even come in the shape of fishes, animals, or other creative objects. There are many excellent lampwork bead artisans out there producing some extremely beatufiul and fine lampwork beads. On the other hand, sometimes you can pick up some perfectly acceptable mass-quantity lampwork inexpensively from Asia. It all depends on what you want in your design and what your budget calls for. Lampwork beads are often used as focal beads in your design, or when you want to make something really unique and special. A set of lampwork beads is also good if you want to make a theme bracelet, such as a beach-themed bracelet with ocean and sand-colored lampwork beads, with a sea themed charm or two attached to the clasp.