Organic Lampwork

One of my most beloved styles of glasswork is ‘organic’. Simply put, organic design refers to a more free-form approach to bead making, allowing the materials themselves to dictate placement without getting too fussy over a perfect end result. At least that’s my definition of organic bead making.

In a nutshell, it just means allowing the glass to do its own thing. I’d say the biggest challenge with organic design is to know when enough is enough. Although, I am the first to admit sometimes I go overboard when the reactions I’m getting are just so spectacular that I think more is more. 😉

Either way, organic lampwork bead design is something I find myself gravitating back to time and again.

Gilded Berries – Rubino Oro large round beads
Low Tide – assorted bead collection

Bougainvillea Lampwork Bead Collection

Bougainvillea

When my bougainvillea bloomed this year I was inspired to make this collection of beads using my favorite glass color of all time, Rubino Oro (‘pink gold’).

This glass gets it’s amazing fuchsia-raspberry color from the addition of real gold!

Bougainvillea focal bead
Bougainvillea focal bead
Bougainvillea round bead pair
Bougainvillea bead set