Fashioned by Fire-The Art of Lampworking.

Lampworking is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements.”
This video shows the techniques used to create unique glass works and glass beads.  A static shot of a lampworked marble being made. It is about an hour of work compressed down to 6 minutes.  Enjoy!!

by Pearson Glass

 I have always admired lampwork beads and pendants that I have seen in handmade designer jewelry, but I was not familiar with the Art of it.   This video was awesome in showing  the skills and tools needed to lampwork beads and other glassworks.


Now I want to introduce you to a talented Lampwork Glassworks Artist.

Ashlea Bannerman. Blowfish Glassworks beads and pendants-Jewelry Craft Supplies

Ashlea Bannerman

Blowfish Glassworks

‘Fashioned by fire’.  The art of lampworking.

Jewelry Craft Supply Pendant-Blowfish Butterfly Pendant-Blowfish Glass Works

Rainbow Butterfly

Glass artist, Ashlea Bannerman, creates unique hand blown glass art forms such as beads and pendants.

Jewelry Craft Supplies that are totally individual and one of a kind.

The beautiful Okanagan, British Columbia is home to the glass work studio, Blowfish Glassworks.  Glass Artist, Ashlea Bannerman, has turned a passion and hobby for glass work into a successful full time business. She produces hand blown glass art pieces that are intricate, colorful and unique.  You can purchase her glass pendants hung on a black satin cord, ready to wear, or alone, waiting to be added your own handmade jewelry design. Unique, handmade lampwork beads and pendants are needed additions to your jewelry craft supplies.

Blowfish Glassworks Lampwork Pandora Bead - Jewelry Craft Supplies

Blue Lagoon European Charm

 Large Silver Core Hole Lampwork Glass Bead on Etsy

You can find lampwork glass beads and pendants created by Ashlea Bannerman on  Blowfish Glassworks on Etsy - Jewelry Craft Supplies   and on her own website Blowfish Glassworks by Ashlea Bannerman-glass jewelry craft supplies .

Ashlea is also a member of the Okanagan Artisans Guild.

creativity is ever-evolving.  creativity is infinite.


2 Responses to Fashioned by Fire-The Art of Lampworking.

  1. Elena Anne February 29, 2012 at 5:04 am #

    It is the first time I see something like this!Thank you. Amazing! I watched the whole video. It needs time to create just a little glass work. I think it worth the money to buy. Blue Lagoon is beautiful. Thank you :)

    • kIZZ March 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

      Thanx Elena! Glad that I could introduce you to something news. Yes Glass work is very cool. and Blue Lagoon is beautiful!