About Jays Jewels

This is a small collection of beads made by some of my favourite lampworking artists. This site is under construction and I have only just started adding content. I hope you enjoy what I have done so far and hope you will check back later to see the new...

Irina Sergeeva – Flower Murrine

This type of murrine is used by adding small dots of clear right on the top and heating gently so the petals open outwards, once you placed it in position on your focal bead. The very centre (stamen) is made up of small lengths of Filigrano Rod that are clear on the...

An Overview

What I am trying to do on this beginner’s guide is give you a quick run through of the equipment you will need to be able to start lampworking. Everybody eventually finds their way of doing things but there are some fundamental safety issues that need to be...

Torches

Torches, torches, torches…. Many people start with a type of torch that is called a hot head. this torch is connected directly to the gas and the oxygen is pulled for around the head. As it doesn’t need an oxygen tank it’s inexpensive and easy to...