the process of...
'Lampwork' or 'Flamework'
Using a process known as ‘Lampwork’ or ‘Flamework’, she individually creates unique glass pieces.
This entails melting, wrapping and sculpting rods of glass, usually around a steel core, to form a bead or small sculpture. The glass can be light reflective or etched, transparent or opaque, colourful or subtly monochrome . Each piece is made with focus and attention to detail before combining with other materials to create a wearable piece of glass art
Glass Jewellery to wear
Maggie Napier is a glass artist and glass jewellery maker. Her work combines an abstract, tactile, organic aesthetic with an appreciation of the historical role of beads as talisman, exchange and currency.
We handmake a wide range of contemporary glass jewellery, incorporating necklaces, pendants, earrings, rings, bracelets and cufflinks.
We also create our original range of artisan glass beads for artists who are looking for unique jewellery making components.
Bespoke pieces of jewellery are available to commission. If you are looking for a unique glass artisan piece, please feel free to contact us.
"Maggie’s work is beautiful - I’ve got a couple of necklaces from her and they’re both gorgeous. She has a great talent and will listen to what you want and then create something special very quickly. She’s a pleasure to buy from and I’d definitely highly recommend!"
Helga Sneddon (Facebook Review)
"Dispatched very quickly and arrived well before the expected date. Absolutely beautiful beads, each one is a work of art."
Zoe Simpson (Etsy Review)
"Just received my blue/green glass pendant. Its absolutely beautiful and so unique. Bought at the weekend and arrived in the post today just a day later. All very efficient :)"
Sarah Lowe (Facebook Review)
"The parcel from Glassistudio arrived beautifully packaged, the necklace did not disappoint either, beautifully crafted piece of jewellery and the colours of the glass beads were as seen on the Etsy shop. I will definitely order again from Glassistudio, top quality craftsmanship, would highly recommend."
Kerry (Etsy Reviews)
Here at Glass i Studio, we host glass jewellery classes & workshops in glassmaking, offering you the opportunity to work with molten glass to create your personal unique beads.
We've welcomed and worked with both professional makers and absolute beginners from all over Ireland and as far afield as Germany, sharing our passion and curiosity for 'glassbeadmaking'
"I did a bead-making class with Maggie recently, and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Her natural talent, experience and patience meant that we beginners managed to make a batch of unique, colourful creations that we'll treasure. Maggie's studio is beautiful, she has numerous samples of her work on display, and is generous with materials and advice. Excellent experience!"
Grace Brennan (Facebook Review)