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Jewelry Supplies for Glass Artists

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You love glass, we get it! Molten glass is truly magical. We have all the jewelry supplies for glass artists that you will need to sell your creations to a wider audience as finished jewelry. Whether you prefer lampwork, fusing or blowing glass beads and pendants, we have the essential jewelry making components required to showcase your focal pieces.

Learn easy jewelry making techniques from our tutorial articles and videos linked to this resource page. We cover the basic tools you will want and the metal findings, or parts, to assemble your creations.

Take your glass work to the next level by selling your creations as finished jewelry.

Take your glass work to the next level by selling your creations as finished jewelry. Ready-to-wear pieces appeal to a larger range of prospective buyers so you can take your glass to craft shows and events for the general public instead of just bead shows and glass expos. Or, build up an online business and sell your studio art glass jewelry year-round from home. Widen your audience with easy-to-make jewelry ideas.

Quick & Easy Bracelets with Art Glass Beads

A great place to start is with sterling silver cuff bracelets designed for interchangeable lampwork glass beads. These bracelets have threaded screw ball ends so you can easily add or exchange beads on the bracelet. Use stopper beads with rubber linings to secure your art glass beads at the top of the cuff. Make sure the hole size on your beads will fit the bracelet thickness. You may want to add sterling silver grommet liners to both sides of your beads to line the holes to give your glass a luxury feel. Shop for Interchangeable sterling cuff bracelet and stopper beads.

Quick & Easy Bracelets with Art Glass Beads

Glued Art Glass Pendants on a Necklace

Another easy way to create jewelry is using sterling silver glue bails. Choose a quality adhesive and secure your art glass cabochons or fused glass pendants to these suspension findings. Then hang your pendant from one of our hundreds of jewelry chain necklace options; or, choose a rubber or leather cord necklace alternative. Be sure to choose a necklace option that can support the weight of your pendant. Heavy glass pendants will require a cord necklace or a heavy sterling silver chain. Lightweight, dainty chains cannot support much weight.

Glued Art Glass Pendants on a Necklace

Easy Lampwork Glass Bead Earrings

Learn how to make a wire wrapped loop using silver headpins so you can dangle your lampwork glass beads from delicate silver earring findings for a sophisticated look. It only takes a few minutes to learn how to make a wire wrapped loop. Once you practice a few times, you will be ready to make many different earring styles with your art glass. Learn about earring findings options in our Guide to Earring Findings and get creative!

Easy Lampwork Glass Bead Earrings

Lampwork Glass Beading Basics

Once you have tackled the wire wrapped loop for making charm drops, you are ready to tackle more beading projects. Learn how to use beading wire and crimp beads to string your art glass beads and make bracelets or necklaces. Intersperse your custom glass work with complementary silver beads and spacers. Explore different patterns and designs. Then, choose a sturdy toggle or lobster claw clasp that will securely attach and support the weight of glass beadwork.

This crimping infographic shows the essential findings you need to get started. However, note that we do not recommend spring ring clasps for most art glass jewelry. Choose a larger, stronger clasp instead.

Crimping Bundle

Pricing Your Art Glass Jewelry Work

Now that you are making jewelry, you are ready to sell your art glass jewelry to women everywhere. Pricing can be overwhelming at first. Make sure you are considering all the time and materials that go into your work and comparing pricing to similar glass jewelry pieces on the market.

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