Danube Sparkle Swirl - 5 Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads by Sarah Downton

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Preparation takes 2-3 business days
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Made in Horsham, United Kingdom

Item details

Danube Sparkle Swirl set consists of 5 marble like beads (I mean the ones you play with!) in opaque and transparent shades of blue, violet, aqua and green, all swirled as a multi layer core and encased in crystal clear for extra magnification and sparkle.
Droplets of silver float over the colours and under the clear for extra sparkle.Each bead has a different mix of colours. I really love this design.

Please note that as well as colour variations there are also variations in the intensity of colours within each bead, some sets are a bit lighter than the one shown, or may have lighter beads within the set, or even may be larger than usual. I will show any size variations below in the details.

I have made a few of these sets so the beads you receive will not be the ones in the photo above and will vary slightly in shade, intensity of colour, patterning and size due to their individual handmade nature and the base colour glass I use, each set is truly unique.

5 beads
Made on 2.4 mm mandrel.
Bead sizes approx. 14 - 15 mm
Temporarily strung on tigertail with matching rocailles.

All my beads are hand crafted by me in my West Sussex studio in the UK. They are then kiln annealed for durability and cleaned for your immediate creative use. Your beads will arrive presented in a gauze bag.

We make every effort to reproduce bead colours as accurately as possible, whether they are photographed in daylight or artificial lighting. Differences may occur due to colour and brightness set-up on individual computers.

Thank you for looking

Average review
Beautiful beads, thank you so much Sarah.
May 23, 2018 by Anna Howell
Very lovely beads. Good deep colour
Dec 29, 2017 by jrlawrence1
Absolutely beautiful beads! I love the colors, they are absolutely amazing. The beads are such a delight! :-)))
Dec 19, 2017 by Susan Anna
Gorgeous beads!
Nov 24, 2015 by Ginny Roth

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 2-3 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
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Goods will be dispatched as stated in the listings. Multiple purchases on one order will be shipped together under the longest lead time.

UK purchases will be sent 1st Class Post.

Insured (Next Day – Special Delivery) is recommended for purchases over $70. An additional charge will apply.

Please see individual listings for postage charges.

Please note – Choice of uninsured carriage is at your risk. We regret that we cannot take responsibility for goods lost or damaged within the postal system for Standard non-insured shipping services.


I accept Paypal for UK and International Customers. This does allow the use of most major credit cards, a bank account or your Paypal balance.

Returns & exchanges

Your satisfaction with my work is very important to me.

If for any reason you are not happy with your beads or jewellery (except earrings), please contact me by email within 3 days stating your reasons, and return the goods to me in their original packaging and in a saleable condition within 10 days for a credit or refund. Refunds or exchanges will only be issued after receipt of the returned item.

Items for return must be sent back to us using a trackable method of post such as Recorded or Special Delivery. I’m sorry I cannot refund postage costs but will refund the cost of the goods.

Please note that for Hygiene reasons I cannot accept returns or exchanges of earrings.

In the event of uninsured goods lost or damaged in the postal system, please contact me immediately. A refund will be issued for insured items only.

Additional policies

All of my beads and jewellery are fully guaranteed. If one of my beads is faulty I will replace it but I cannot take responsibility for breakages of beads or jewellery that occur through wear and tear, misuse or mishandling.
My original lampwork beads are made of glass and as such should be handled with love and care. Whilst I have taken every care to anneal the beads, it is still possible that they could be damaged or cracked under certain circumstances, for example sudden sharp impact or dramatic temperature changes, or if not handled properly. Should any glass beads become cracked or damaged please discard as injury may result.

Always keep glass beads out of the reach of small children for safety (accidental damage or they may present a chocking hazard).

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