sort of Beads and Findings are used in your Jewelry?
will declare the nature of the components. We use the best quality
metals and other materials that we can find, and try to purchase
only from "green" or "fair trade" suppliers.
Many of our components are well-kept vintage or highly collectible,
and of a calibre unrivaled in sources of supply today. Other materials
are sourced from the most reputable suppliers around the globe.
you accept commissions or special orders?
Feel free to inquire and I'll be happy to discuss your needs and
desires, but I prefer to work as
the Muse strikes for best results. If your request allows for
this, anything is possible.
If needs be, I can repeat designs hundreds of times - having done
this in the past - BUT I'd rather not go there! Making Beads is
my pleasure and when the "FUN" goes out of it, I'm done.
you alter finished items if requested?
if the design allows. There may be a small fee if alterations
require additional materials.
you make all the products on this website yourself?
My hands have lovingly crafted everything you see here.
I do collaborate with other Artists from time to time too, and
those works will be clearly described.
size are the holes in your Lampwork Beads?
this information is provided in the description of the beads.
Please feel free to email me if
I have forgotten to provide it! Thanks! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
you sell the Findings you use in the Jewelry?
- sorry, not at this time.
you repeat or remake a Lampwork Bead design?
rather not, but can do if you need an extra bead or two to finish
a design. Please contact me to
discuss your needs.
Under no circumstances will I "copy" work from another
Artist, don't even ask.
your Lampwork all annealed?
All my work is immediately placed directly into a hot kiln after
I'm finished in the flame.
I use Brick Kilns, 1 AIM and 1 Jen-Ken - both excellent quality
equipment, and a very conservative annealing cycle with overnight
cooling for optimal bead integrity and strength.
info about Lampwork Glass Beads:
Glass can break, and broken glass can cause cuts. While we do
anneal and this gives our beads superior strength, they still
need to be treated with respect due to glass items.
Our beads and other Lampwork items are not intended for children
and may present a choking hazard if they are allowed to play
with them - please keep them away from children.
if something breaks?
you repair Jewelry not made by you?
it arrive broken? Contact me immediately.
Jewelry will wear over time, and may eventually break if you
wear it a lot. Some people are
very rough on their jewelry, others have skin/body conditions
that are harmful to the components.
We cannot control all conditions that may possibly cause your
Jewelry to break,
discolour or corrode. Please do not wear Jewelry into the pool,
ocean or shower as this
may damage or weaken it.
Things beyond our control we cannot be liable for, but any problems
resulting from faulty workmanship we will gladly work with you
for a happy resolution.