One of my all time favorite color combos---aquamarine over green, they just glow. Average 12 mm, wound on a 1/16" mandrel.
Vetri Antichi, that's Italian for "ancient glass"----which is exactly what these look like.
I use soda for the look of antiquity on these and treat them with extra care: they get a vinegar bath and a scrub to stop the soda reaction. This does several things--the surface isn't as powdery looking, it decreases the risk of surface spalling, and they won't feel slimy if the finished piece gets wet.
All our beads are created by us, in our studio, and go from flame to kiln, where they're properly annealed for long life and happiness.
Made to order, just for you, so please be aware of the lead time before placing your order. Colors may vary slightly from picture due to your monitor settings.
Our default shipping method is first class mail, priority is available as an upgrade if needed.
We declare purchase price on all international shipments. Customs fees and import duties/taxes are the sole responsibility of the buyer. It's against the law for us to declare a lower purchase price to avoid fees---please don't ask.
If you need to stay under a certain value for customs, please feel free to place individual orders based on your needs. We do ship all orders as placed, no splitting into smaller shipments after the fact, sorry!
We currently accept Paypal and direct checkout as payment options.
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Returns & exchanges
All sales are final with the following exceptions: Cancellations ARE accepted within 48 hours of order placement. We refund or replace for damage incurred in shipping.
We do want you to be pleased with your purchase, so if any other problems arise, let us know, and we'll work with you to address them.
If a return is made, it must be sent with tracking, within five days of receipt of package.
Fill time may be longer on larger orders, if it's important, please discuss timing with us before placing orders over $200. And, as a thank you for reading the boring stuff, we have a coupon: just enter POLICIES10 at checkout, for 10% off your order. NOTE: this MUST be done at checkout, I can't alter the order after it's completed.