Pins & Brooches

Antiqued and bold pins made in sterling silver wire with lampwork glass beads and sterling silver findings.

The term "lampworking" refers to the manipulation of glass in the flame from a torch. Before the advent of modern gas torches,  lampworkers used oil lamps and air billows, hence the term "lampwork." The lampwork beads used in the jewelry found on this website are the creations of several lampwork artists.

Brooches made in argentium silver wire with a gemstone cabochon or mabe pearl.

 

White Shell Mabe Brooch

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This white shell mabe has been cut into a marquise shape and wrapped in argentium wire to be worn as a brooch. Primary colors are a silvery gray and golden brown with a metallic-like luster. Iridescent shades of green, orange and sky blue can also be seen as the brooch moves and light reflects off of its surface.

Brooch can be worn at any angle to best suit your individual preference. Not meant to be worn on delicate or light-weight fabric due to the size and weight of the brooch.

Finished size is 55 mm x 58 mm. Weight 0.6 oz.

Butterfly on My Shoulder

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A lampwork glass bead in shades of royal blue is individually handmade and measures approximately 20 mm x 8 mm. Light blue coloring is not a true blue but actually takes on more of a light purple color depending on lighting or the clothing it is worn with. A sterling silver butterfly, beads and 16 gauge wire complete the design and have been dipped in liver of sulfur for an antiqued appearance. All wire is hand coiled and shaped. This pin measures 2⅞ inches in length x ¾ inches in width and weighs approximately 0.6 oz. Wears best on corduroy or denim jacket.

Earrings are created using a 15 mm x 8 mm lampwork glass bead accented with a coil of sterling silver and measures 1⅞ inches from top of earwire to bottom of dangle. Earrings available, as an additional purchase.

Bangle bracelet, no longer available.

Lampwork glass beads created Kimberly Beaty.

Square Top in Royal Blue

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Lampwork glass beads in shades of royal blue are individually handmade, each measures approximately 15 mm x 8 mm. Light blue coloring of the knobie bead is not a true blue but actually takes on more of a light purple color depending on the lighting or the clothing it is worn with. Sterling silver beads and 16 gauge wire complete the design and have been dipped in liver of sulfur for an antiqued appearance. All wire is hand coiled and shaped. this pin measures 2¾ inches in length x ¾ inches in weighs approximately 0.6 oz. Wears best on corduroy or denim jacket.

Earrings are created using a 15 mm x 8 mm lampwork glass bead wrapped in a coil of fine gauge sterling silver wire. Earrings measure 1½ inches from top of earwire to bottom of dangle and are available as an additional purchase.

Bangle bracelet, no longer available.

Lampwork glass beads created by Kimberly Beaty