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

Dec 5, 2011
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We have assembled five beautiful beading projects that all incorporate handmade lampwork glass beads to inspire your jewelry-making with glass beads. Whether you love to do stringing or enjoy the serenity of off-loom bead-weaving, you'll find a project in here to capture your imagination.

  • SaraBeth Cullinan's Garden Goddess Necklace is a simple but stunning glass bead necklace, made using easy stringing techniques and a fabulous handmade lampwork focal bead. Mix and match colors and glass bead styles to create your own unique version of this beautiful glass bead necklace!
  • Being a former city girl, I loved Lynn Davy's Big Apple Necklace and the way it combines a little bit of bead stitching with an unusual lampwork glass bead.
  • If you want to combine more stitching with lampwork glass beads, try Lynn's Going Bananas necklace or the Rhumba bracelet by Jamie Hogsett - both of these projects combines my favorite beaded bead stitching techniques with colorful lampwork beads.
  • Danielle Fox's Playing Around shows off some lovely flat handmade lampwork glass disc beads. The combination of bold glass bead colors mixed with silky ribbon makes for a fun, feminine bracelet.

So dive in to 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've got a range of options and techniques for showcasing these beautiful glass objects. Find that special lampwork glass bead in your collection and turn it into a beautiful piece of handmade jewelry today!

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