WigJig Dictionary of Beads and Jewelry Making Terms

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Jewelry  Making Terms -- L

lampwork
glass beads
Lampwork glass beads are beads made by hand by melting glass on a central rod and shaping the bead.  The resulting beads can have many different colors of glass and a unique shape.  Lampwork glass beads are in general more expensive since they are usually hand made.  Lampwork Glass Beads

lobster claw clasp

A lobster claw clasp is a type of clasp with the shape of a lobster's claw.  This unique shape is shown at right.  View lobster claw clasps here. Lobster Claw Jewelry Making Clasp
loop A loop is essentially a circle made in a wire segment.  See also eye loop and P loop P Loop Jewelry Making Component
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