This lentil focal bead was made with an opaque white glass, coated in enamel in shades of purple, pink and peach, which was quite tricky and time consuming. After annealing, I masked the tiny patterns on the bead and sandblasted the surface, leaving the pattern slightly raised and a matt etched-like look to the rest of the bead. The bead was then re-introduced to the flame to soften the sandblasted edges, and when cool, again masked and sandblasted lightly to bring back the matt look. The pattern is on both sides of the bead. It measures approximately 34mm x 34mm x 12mm.
Made on 2mm mandrels, my beads are properly annealed in my digitally controlled kiln to ensure strength and durability (flame to kiln) and the holes are cleaned to remove excess bead release. Photos are taken using a light tent and daylight bulbs, and please bear in mind that monitors can show slight differences in colour. Please note that the buyer is responsible for any import/customs duties, taxes, and charges that may be levied by your country and they are not included in the item price or shipping cost.
SAFETY NOTE: All beads are choking hazards and should be kept away from babies and small children. My beads are made with glass and should be given the same care as you would give any glass object.
This item ships from Australia, and can take 7-14 days to reach Europe and the USA.
I care very much about my beads arriving safely to you and to that end, I ship my beads, well protected, wrapped and in boxes/padded envelopes..
I am located in Australia so please allow time for your purchase to arrive. I find delivery times vary greatly, I have shipped to the US and they have arrived in 4 days, and then the same destination took 3 weeks, it's so difficult to estimate.
Also amazingly, I shipped a bead to a lady in the UK, and on the same day posted a bead to Queensland, Australia - the UK bead arrived first!!! The world's postal system is a law unto itself ;)
However, sometimes because of routing issues and customs, please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. Customs fees are normally charged by the shipping company or collected when you pick the item up. These fees are not additional shipping charges. I will not put "gift" or a lower amount of value on customs forms. Doing that is against U.S. and international laws.
Beads by Stephanie accepts payment by PayPal only.
Returns & exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase, returns will be accepted provided it is returned within 10 days of receiving it, and that it has not been used and is returned in its original packaging. Returns are refunded less cost of postage.