Lampwork glass beads are glass beads that have been created in a torch usually propane and oxygen torch. One uses glass rods or strips of glass and using the flame , gravity and glass places the melting free flowing glass on metal mandrels.
Each bead is hand made and the end result is created by the glass artist. Glass beads can be used to create interesting one of a kind jewelry. Some lampwork is formed off mandrell and is usually figures or marbles. Some artists use glass for creating insects or animals.