Lampwork Rings – sneak preview!

Lately I started wearing big cocktail rings. It’s not only that I like them – oh no! I have to admit that rings are my new obsession. Big rings, bold rings, romantic rings, ultra modern rings. Love them all 🙂

My passion for making lampwork beads and my newly discovered love for cocktail rings naturally made me wonder how I can combine those two things. There were in the past already some options available to add your lampwork beads to a ring, but none of the systems really worked with the designs that I have in mind.

But now there is a new system of ring bases available, and this look really appeals to me. Just what I was after!
It took me a little while to find all the right supplies and get started on this, but here is for the readers of my blog (and my Facebook/The Hive friends) the first sneak preview to my newest project: lampworked rings.

And the best of it? The lampworked ring tops are interchangeable.
Get one, get two or even more tops to mix & match with your daily mood or wardrobe!
The lampworked tops simply screw off … and back on. Easy, right?
That was exactly what I was looking for, and I have so many designs in my head that I want to do with these ring bases that I can’t wait for the weekend to come around which will give me a bit more torch time.


Let me know – are you someone that changes their jewelry with their wardrobe, like me?
Or do you have your preferred jewelry pieces and you wear them day-in, day-out?

What I really would like to get a feeling for: do you think there’s a market for interchangeable rings or is it a better idea (= more affordable for the buyer) if I make the cabochons and glue them on ring bases?

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4 responses to “Lampwork Rings – sneak preview!

  1. There's definitely a market! It's taking off in the UK recently and we're rather behind Germany in that regard – from what I hear, the US market is getting there too. Just make sure you let your buyers know what size of nuts you're using because there are different incompatible systems. We have http://www.littlecastledesigns.co.uk who does them in sterling as well as stainless steel so you can pair a precious metal ring with your lampwork ring toppers. (I'm not affiliated, I just think they're a great idea!)

  2. Kalorlo – great point to be clear about the nut size and what systems it's compatible with. I'll make sure. I actually got part of my suppliers from Sabine Little, and love the different options she's offering with the interchangeable system.

  3. Nice job on the rings Judith! I can't wait to get my new brass – my settings are going in a slightly different direction but Sabine's things are just great.

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