Welcome! Each piece of designer jewelry from Sandpiper Jewelry Designs is a unique, wearable piece of art that I have handmade.
Much of my jewelry is made with flamework beads. Years ago I discovered
glass beads and took classes to learn how to make them. From the moment I lit that torch, I was hooked! All other materials
that are used in each piece, such as Sterling Silver, Wood, Gemstones, and Pearls, are of very
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
What is Flamework, a.k.a Lampwork?
Flameworking is a type of glasswork that uses a gas-fueled
torch to melt rods of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed into a bead by shaping it onto
a piece of metal, called a mandrel, and then manipulating it with a variety of tools and hand movements. It is also known
as lampworking or torchworking. The term "lampworking" comes from a time when oil-fueled lamps were used
to heat the glass. Although the art form has been practiced since ancient times, it became widely practiced in Murano,
Italy in the 14th century.
I take enormous pride in creating each piece and hope that you'll find something in my
catalog that you like. I can also create custom orders; call or email to let me know what you want. I look forward to doing business with you!