Glass Beads By Lotti

The Bead Cellar is delighted to introduce these beauiful handcrafted glass beads by local lampwork artist Lotti Rains.
 
Lampworking involves using an extremely hot gas/oxygen torch to melt glass rods onto, in this case, steel sticks or mandrels.  The glass is shaped using hand movements and tools.  Whilst beads are still hot they are placed into an equally hot kiln and left for about 10 hours to anneal which makes them strong.   Once the beads are cooled they are fully inspected and cleaned.  Lampworking can also be used to make sculptural work without a mandrel.
 
Lotti Rains started working with seed beads as a teenager when her big sister; who had learned from the First Nations people in Northern Canada;  taught her to use a bead loom.   Lotti continued to dabble with the bead loom for fun on and off for years and then last year started to make her own jewellery.   Lotti has always loved glass in all forms and was amazed to find that she could make her own glass beads.  She enrolled on a course in North Devon in 2010 and since then she has attended other classes and workshops and is a member of a thriving lampworking community in Devon.  She loves organic designs and working with silver, both in the form of silver rich glass and also in incorporating silver leaf and fine silver wire in her work.
 
A range of Lotti's focal beads are availiable here, and she also makes other shapes and ‘big hole beads’ which will fit on any charm system such as ‘Troll’ or ‘Pandora’.  Lotti is happy to make beads to order based on the designs here so you can choose your own colour combinations (bearing in mind that some colours don’t get on well with other colours) and, of course, Lotti is happy to discuss ideas and designs.  Please contact The Bead Cellar to discuss commissions by clicking here.
 
Please note:  As all beads are handmade the one you buy may not look exactly the same as the pictures here.  The beads range from 28-30mm x 30-32mm.

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Encased Silver Glass Lentil Bead Metallic Silver Swirl Lentil Bead Organic Coloured Lentil Bead
SKU: SKU4343
SKU: SKU4344
SKU: SKU43471
Encased Silver Glass Lentil Bead
Metallic Silver Swirl Lentil Bead
Organic Coloured Lentil Bead
Our price: £10.95
Our price: £9.95
Our price: £6.95
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Organic Gold Lentil Bead Silver Stone Lentil Bead Split Silver Swirl Lentil Bead
SKU: SKU4348
SKU: SKU4346
SKU: SKU43451
Organic Gold Lentil Bead
Silver Stone Lentil Bead
Split Silver Swirl Lentil Bead
Our price: £7.95
Our price: £7.95
Our price: £8.95
Quantity Out of stock
Quantity Out of stock
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