Natalia Designs

I make my beads by melting glass rods in a torch flame, a process called “lampworking.” I layer different colors of glass, shape and sculpt the beads with tools, and add details by melting tiny threads of glass called “stringers” onto the surface. I have links to more information about this wonderful art form here.

Nearly all my beads are transparent glass because I love the lively play of light and optical effects you can create. I am deeply involved with etching glass, and I particularly love the rich, glowing effects you can get with transparent glass.

Red Leaf Hollow Bead
Honeycomb bead

Gizmotivated bead

Etched Beads

Honeycomb Beads