All About Glass Beads: 5 Free Projects Using Lampwork Beads for Making Glass Bead Jewelry

What are lampwork glass beads?

Hot glass is carefully layered and shaped to result in a striking handmade glass bead for you to use in your jewelry-making projects. If you are interested in creating beautiful designs, the experts at Beading Daily have compiled five free projects for glass beads to get you started. Lampwork beads can be created in any shape or color imaginable, and today’s lampwork glass bead artists are always coming up with beautiful and innovative new designs for our handmade jewelry and beading projects. Download this free beading lesson and begin creating necklaces and handmade bracelets sure to get noticed. We are excited to present five beautiful projects for lampworked beads, all free!

 

 

Learn how to use glass beads with this DIY tutorial series.

Put your lampwork beads to use!

Dive into your bead stash and dig up those lovely handmade glass lampwork beads that you’ve been hoarding! With these five free beading projects using lampwork glass beads, you’ll get a range of options and techniques for showcasing these beautiful objects.

Free Glass Bead Necklace Project

How to Make a Glass Beaded Necklace

Create a simple but stunning glass bead necklace using easy stringing techniques and a fabulous handmade lampwork focal bead. Mix and match colors and styles to create your own unique version of this beautiful handmade jewelry project!

Lynn's Big Apple Necklace combines a little bit of bead stitching with an unusual lampwork glass bead.

DIY Wireworked Necklace with Focal Glass Bead

When Lynn’s favorite glass artist sent her some new "Lollipop" lampworked beads to play with, one particularly vibrant bead stood out and demanded to become an apple pendant. After some intensive research among the contents of her fruit bowl, Lynn beaded a calyx and leaves, then added wireworked berry dangles. Lynn’s Big Apple Necklace combines a little bit of bead stitching with unusual lampwork.

Combine your favorite beaded bead stitching techniques with colorful lampwork beads.

Art Glass Beads Necklace Tutorial

Quirky and very bright yellow indeed, these art glass beads by an English beadmaker were
a challenge that Lynn just couldn’t resist. Teamed with beaded beads, peyote spirals, and organic accent
beads, they eventually arranged themselves into a fun and funky neck piece in Caribbean colors: banana,
mango, lime, and coffee. Perfect for a summer beach party! Combine your favorite beaded bead stitching techniques with colorful lampwork beads.

This bracelet shows off some lovely flat handmade lampwork glass disc beads.

DIY Bracelet with Flat Lampworked Beads

Create a fun bracelet by connecting colorful lampworked beads with waxed linen, then finish off with a hand-dyed silk-cord bow. What could be simpler?This bracelet shows off some lovely flat handmade lampwork glass disc beads. The combination of bold colors mixed with silky ribbon makes for a fun, feminine bracelet.

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Rhumba Lampwork Bracelet Tutorial

Twelve colors of peyote-stitched seed-bead discs pay tribute to beadmaker Sarah Moran, who used these colors when making this set of lampworked glass beads. Cheerful colors and the visual movement of the seed beads put one in the mood to dance. With its ruffles and sassy colors, this sumptuous bracelet is really just a celebration of the lampwork!

Find a jewelry making project that will capture your imagination.

Using lampwork beads in our jewelry-making projects can be a challenge. Handmade lampwork glass beads can be somewhat heavier than other types of glass beads, and their edges can easily cut even the heaviest of beading threads or cause wear on beading wire when strung in a glass bead necklace or bracelet.