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Friday, April 5, 2013

Etsy Finds Friday - Judeldeebeads

It's **Etsy Finds Friday**
Today I am featuring the
  Beautiful Lampwork Beads
 Created by:
  Judy Askins of

Judy Askins creates lovely portrait lampwork beads, and I just love the style of her work!  I love all the detail she adds to each one!  I'm so happy to feature her beautiful lampwork beads here today!

Owning a craft and bead store for nineteen years allowed Judy to play with everything that came along. She designed craft projects, and had a soft craft pattern business; Cozy Cat Crafts.  She has worked in just about every art medium out there, but after closing her shop, she was looking for something she really wanted to do for fun. Judy had taken a lampworking class several years ago, but lampworking required a commitment that she couldn't make at the time.  These last few years she have taken classes from Kim Osibin, Toni Lutman, Jim Smircitch, Kerri Fuhr, Trey Cornette, Sherry Bellamy, and Leah Fairbanks Each one inspiring Judy to create her own style and giving her the training to do it.  

 Lampwork Lady Bead - Adoncia
Lampwork Lady Bead
With hair blowing in the wind, Adoncia loves to dance. This lady bead was crafted with Effetre glass and glass enamels. Made on a 3/32" mandrel and carefully kiln annealed for strength. After the bead has cooled, the face is handpainted with ground glass enamel and fired a second time.Appr. 1.9"x1.3" (49mm x 33mm).

 Lampwork Mermaid Focal Bead- Loreli
Lampwork Mermaid Focal Bead
Loreli is a lovely mermaid from the South Seas. She is made on a 3/32" mandrel. Kiln annealed for strength. The face is painted with glass enamels and kiln fired a second time. Size is appr. 2" x 1.3 (52mm x 32mm). 

 Lampwork Mermaid Focal Bead - Shifka
Lampwork Mermaid Focal Bead
Shifka is a deep sea mermaid. A perfect focal for a pearl and shell necklace. She has been kiln annealed. The face is painted with glass enamels and fired a second time. Made on a 3/32" mandrel. Size appr. 1.7" x 1.4" (42mm x 37mm). 

 Lampwork Fish Bead - Kissy Lips
Kissy Lips
Lampwork Fish Bead
String this happy little fish with bronze pearls for a unique necklace. Made with silvered glass, this fish shines. Appr. 1.5 in. x 1.9. (39mm x 47mm). Made on a 3/32 in mandrel.  

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥  Click HERE to visit Judy's Etsy Shop and see more of her beautiful Lampwork Beads!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ Thank you for stopping by for my Etsy Finds Friday post!!  Please stay tuned for next Friday's Find... It could be YOU! :)   Happy Friday!!   


  1. I love that first one, thanks for sharing and have a fun weekend!

  2. Wow! Her pieces have so much detail!
    Owning a craft store would be so much fun!

  3. I haven't seen anything like these beads before. Her work is awesome! Thank you for posting her work.

  4. Lampwork can be so amazing! Things made in glass always seem so difficult to me.

  5. Beautiful! I had no idea of the work involved with lampwork beads. Her creations are fabulous!

  6. The detail in these beads is amazing!

  7. simply stunning...the detail is amazing. thanks for sharing this artist with us.

  8. These are amazing! Thanks for sharing such a talented artist! I'm off to find her etsy shop.


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