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About Handmade Lampwork Beads

You have put a lot of thought into cultivating your own personal style. If you are looking for unique jewelry that fits your eclectic wardrobe, consider statement pieces crafted from handmade lampwork beads. Lampwork beads are individually blown, and the art dates back to the 5th century with the use of oil lamps to melt the glass. In modern times, propane or butane is used, but the beads are still handcrafted by devoted artisans who put their hearts and souls into their creations. Handmade lampwork glass beads are usually made with soft glass or soda-lime glass, and the color combinations are chosen carefully for compatibility, as the chemical makeup of each color differs. Chemical reactions from colors melting together can cause beautiful effects such as sheen and webbing or completely distort and discolor the piece. If you want to create your own jewelry, start with lampwork focal beads. These can be large beads in the shapes of animals or flowers or dioramas depicting landscapes or highly detailed abstracts. Because they are one of a kind, there are thousands of handmade lampwork beads to choose from, and you are sure to find one for your personal style profile. Check out the artisans and sellers on eBay for the widest selection of stunning beads, and take advantage of the convenient shipping options they offer.