How to Encase Lampwork Beads in One Step

How to Encase Lampwork Beads in One Step

In these beads, this is a new method of encasing that turns the process into one step. It makes the beads look brighter and slightly more opaque because you are adding a layer of white under the transparent glass color. I was very pleased with how nicely these beads turned out with little or no white showing on the edges.
June 09, 2024 — Stephanie White
Blushing Pink Lampwork Beads

Blushing Pink Lampwork Beads

These beads pleasantly surprised me by turning out a lovely shade of pale pink. The delicate hue resembles rose quartz and complements many other colors beautifully. The addition of shimmering gold aventurine adds a touch of sparkle, enhancing the overall effect and making the beads even more enchanting.
May 27, 2024 — Stephanie White
blue lampwork beads

Fabulous Blue Lampwork Beads

It seems that most of my frit blends lean towards turquoise or teal green, with fewer true blue shades. However, by combining different frit blends, I was able to create a beautiful range of blues, from dark to light. I also added shimmering blue and gold aventurine for extra sparkle.

May 27, 2024 — Stephanie White
Tags: blue blue frit
lion king frit lampwork beads

Lion King Frit Lampwork Beads

These beads were crafted using Lion King frit from, resulting in delightful outcomes. The base glass interacted uniquely with the colors, lending each bead its distinct charm. The Lion King blend proved to be a captivating mix, boasting a rich array of colors with magenta, purple, and gold taking center stage. It's a playful blend that adds vibrancy and depth to any design.
May 04, 2024 — Stephanie White
frit blends in lampwork beads

Frit Blends

Here are frit collections sourced from several reputable online companies including Glass Diversions, Frit Heaven, Glittering Prize, Val Cox, Flame Dame, and Arrow Springs. These frit blends are typically rated at 96 COE (Coefficient of Expansion), ensuring compatibility with various glassworking projects
April 15, 2024 — Stephanie White
organic lampwork beads

Ethereal Lampwork Beads with Shards

These beads were crafted using reactive shards over reactive base glass colors, resulting in captivating organic reactions. The fusion of dots, lines, and shards on these beads are brimming with distinct character and allure. Each bead boasts a unique identity, influenced by the specific shards used and the reactions they create. The incorporation of metallic accents in select beads imbued them with additional dimension, further enhancing their visual impact.
April 14, 2024 — Stephanie White
Tags: organic
chocolate swirl frit lampwork beads

Chocolate Swirl Frit Lampwork Beads

These captivating beads were meticulously crafted using Chocolate Swirl by Frit Heaven, a captivating blend known for its dynamic reactions. The palette boasts rich tones of brown, golden brown, and beige, creating a mesmerizing interplay of colors. Paired with a range of complementary hues including black, beige, teal green, brown, violet, and light turquoise, these beads offer a stunning array of visual contrasts. For those seeking even more dramatic effects, utilizing reactive base colors will enhance the mesmerizing reactions with the frit, resulting in truly unique and striking creations. If you are not into making, you can shop all our lampwork beads.
April 01, 2024 — Stephanie White
confetti frit lampwork beads

Confetti Frit Lampwork Beads

These exquisite beads have been handcrafted using Confetti by Glass Diversions, showcasing a vibrant blend of pink, peach, and green pastel hues. Each bead features a harmonious pairing of this frit with a variety of complementary pastel tones, including shades of pink, blue, purple, yellow, and green. Certain beads have been meticulously encased in clear glass, resulting in a delightful cotton candy-colored effect.
April 01, 2024 — Stephanie White
Lilac Blossoms Frit Lampwork Beads

Lilac Blossoms Frit Lampwork Beads

Crafted with the delicate charm of Lilac Blossoms Frit by Frit Heaven, these beads exude a captivating allure. A harmonious blend of purples, whites, and greens dances across their surface, evoking the enchanting beauty of blooming lilacs. Paired with opaque purple, bright matte green, and milky white beads, they come together in a symphony of colors reminiscent of a vibrant spring bouquet. Each bead is a testament to the artistry of nature, capturing the essence of a blossoming garden in its graceful form.
March 30, 2024 — Stephanie White
pandora's box frit lampwork beads

Pandora's Box Frit Lampwork Beads

These exquisite beads showcase the artistry of various techniques, all employing the enchanting Pandora's Box frit by Frit Heaven. The first technique involves swirling the frit within the glass, resulting in captivating striations that add depth and texture to the beads. In the second method, the frit is delicately applied atop opaque base glass colors, creating a mesmerizing swirl effect within the glass.
March 24, 2024 — Stephanie White
Enchanted Frit Lampwork Beads

Enchanted Frit Lampwork Beads

These enchanting beads were meticulously crafted using the captivating Enchanted frit from Glass Diversions. A mesmerizing array of colors adorns each bead, showcasing a delightful spectrum of pink, purple, green, blue, and yellow. The brilliance of this blend is further accentuated by captivating reactions, particularly when combined with reactive colors such as turquoise, laguna, and violet new base glass. Truly, this harmonious fusion of hues evokes a sense of magic and wonder in every bead.
March 24, 2024 — Stephanie White
gaia frit lampwork beads

Gaia Frit Lampwork Beads

The Gaia frit blend by Glass Diversions offers an intriguing mix of colors, primarily green with subtle undertones of ivory and shimmering gold aventurine. The blend creates beads that evoke a natural, earthy aesthetic, reminiscent of the lush tones found in nature. This mossy green or olive green for this frit blend.
March 22, 2024 — Stephanie White