After a few years of making jewellery, I discovered these wonderful handmade glass beads called lampwork glass beads. I fell in love with them straight away and had to learn how to make them. I have been working with glass for over 15 years now. Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch is primarily used to melt the glass. The glass comes in rod form and many different colours. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing, stretching, and shaping many layers with tools and hand movements on a steel rod to form a bead. Once finished with my design, the beads are slowly cooled is a digitally controlled kiln known as annealing. Annealing of glass is an important process of slowly cooling hot glass after they have been formed, to relieve internal stresses introduced during making of the bead. These one-of-a-kind glass beads are then used in making my jewellery.