I discovered lampworking approximately 10 years ago because I was dissatisfied with the poor quality & high cost of commercially available beads. Lampworking is the process of melting glass in a very hot flame & forming it around a mandrel to create beads and other artistic glass pieces. Consequently, all the finished jewelry I make incorporates my handmade beads, glass headpins & metal components.
Five years ago I began teaching this amazing craft and my teaching schedule can be found on the BeadFX class calendar. BeadFX is a bead store located in Toronto and has a well-equipped lampworking studio.
Visit my booth & you can purchase both loose lampwork beads or finished jewelry. All beads are made by me & immediately annealed in a kiln for strength & durability. My current obsession is two-tone beads and etched beads.
Please visit Deborah’s website at http://msmussyjewels.bigcartel.com/