These handmade crystal shaped beads are perfect for earrings but also work well in bracelets and necklaces. They're made from multiple layers of glass and gold (mica) flakes. The corners have perfect sharp angles, and they shinier in person than you can see in the photo. One of the things I love most about this particular shape and bead is how the facets increase an already fantastic shine. They look great with gold, copper, or brass findings.
I have glass headpins available in the same color that would look great as dangles with these beads. See the second photo. The headpins are not included in this sale.
Beads measure 15mm Beads were made on 1/16" mandrels
Please note each bead is handcrafted by me and may vary slightly. As they are not factory produced, they are not totally identical. Photos have been magnified to display detail, and colors may look slightly different, depending on your monitor. I do my best to represent colors accurately.
All of my beads are made using an oxygen propane torch and various colored glass rods, including silver glass that can cost up to $100 per pound. They are not painted, and they are not stenciled. All of the "painting" is done in the flame of the torch. I use a variety of techniques that include multiple layers of glass, custom-created color combinations, and hand-pulled canes of various kinds. These are little works of art.
All beads I make are kiln annealed, cleaned with a dremel, packaged with care and shipped promptly.
Worldwide shipping is available. Charges can be found on individual listings. US shipping is via USPS First-Class Mail. I can include insurance for an extra fee. Please let me know if you want your item to be insured. Insurance is not available for shipping outside the US, and customers are responsible for any customs fees.
Payment is due within 2 days after placing your order.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
I am a hopeless perfectionist, and everything I sell goes through my own rigorous review process before it is added to the store. I want you to be happy with your purchase. I cannot imagine you being less than totally delighted with your purchase, but if that occurs, please return the item(s) within 10 days of receipt and I will refund the purchase price less any shipping charges.
Returned beads/jewelry must be in their original condition to be eligible for refund. BEFORE returning any item, please contact me for complete instructions. It is strongly recommended that you purchase insurance to cover any damage that might occur during shipping, as I cannot refund for damaged goods.
Photography, Etc: I try very hard to photograph my work in a way that accurately represents their colors and characteristics. However, due to the differences between computer monitors, the colors may look different on screen than they do in person.