Donna Andrews-Maness


I practice the ancient craft of Lampworking.

At my torch I work molten glass into blown hollow and wound glass beads to create original, light infused jewelry that is simple, yet powerful; sophisticated, 

but fun!  My materials include Italian soda lime glass; furnace glass; glass enamels; silver leaf; gold leaf; fine silver; and sterling silver. 

My beads are light as air, but tough as nails because they have been kiln annealed

for strength and durability. I hand-forge my ear wires and hook clasps to give my work a distinctive look.

Donna Andrews-Maness / Swing Lane Studio




In case you’re curious……


A demo of antique lamp working from the Corning Museum of Glass


What is Lampworking?

By Woods Hole Handworks

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