A gorgeous, colorful, beach inspired focal conch shaped bead, made with love and care from the beginning to the end of the process. Sculpted with many different lampwork tools using pure silver foil over a base glass. Then, a special silver infused glass is used, rolled in sparkles, treated in a reduction flame and carefully encased with clear. After that, the fluted edge is added, all the while keeping the bead warm in the flame. All of my lampwork beads are kiln annealed in a digital kiln. The beads are cleaned with a fine carbide grit and then photographed in a photo cube when the weather doesn't permit a picture outdoors.
I've been making beads since 2006 and my Self Representing Artist number is C 80.
For international customers, since the price of shipping internationally has greatly increased, please send me a message and I will find out what the exact cost is for shipping any beads you desire to purchase.
United States customers' Item(s) will ship USPS First Class within 3 business days of cleared payment in safe and secure packaging appropriate for glass. I ship USPS First Class with delivery notification for any shipments under 13 ounces in the U.S. Insurance is included.
~International Customers ~ please note that shipping times can take six to eight weeks for your package to arrive. A package will not be considered lost before eight weeks have passed. I will not refund or send another before eight weeks from ship date.
Please be aware of an VATs, tarrifs and any taxes charged by your country for packages received. These are your responsibility. Also, it is illegal to falsify customs documents (i.e. mark as gift, lower price, etc.) Please don't ask.
If you aren't sure about additional charges for taxes, tariffs, VATs copy and paste this link to calculate what you might owe: http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
I accept PayPal payment, debit cards and credit cards through etsy. Please pay promptly so that I can ship immediately. I always ship within 3 business days of cleared payment unless it is a custom order or I have been given specific instructions to do otherwise.
Returns & exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase, please let me know as soon as you receive your beads. I want you to be happy with your purchase! If the item(s) you are not happy with need to be returned, please contact me and I will instruct you to ship the item(s) back to me in the original packaging. After I receive the item, I will give a refund or exchange (whichever is agreed upon in our communication). Thanks, Carol