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Welcome to Lavender Beads, handmade lampwork glass beads inspired by the many varieties of lavender growing at my local organic lavender farm.  I handcraft each and every Lavender Bead floret by floret using a lampworking torch in my home studio on San Juan Island in Washington state.  IMG_3341

The miniature sculpted flower heads are, for me, a way of preserving the fleeting excitement of the fields in full bloom so that they can be enjoyed as adornments year round.  Each bead is modeled after a specific variety of lavender and is digitally kiln annealed for durability.