My journey as an artist.
I began beadmaking in 2004. Over the last several years, I have taken extensive classes from world famous instructors. I have studied in Victoria, Edmonton, Red Deer College, Las Vegas and Italy. While visiting Italy in 2009 and 2012, I went to the island of Murano where the glass is made that I use in my lampwork.
My work reflects my admiration of color and free form styles. Devoted to creating miniature magnificence, my designs offer multiple layers of incredible inner beauty.
I have won recognition by placing second and third in competitions at the Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. My work has also been published in a book written by Debby Gwaltney, The Beader's Handbook on Lampwork and the summer 2010 quarterly publication of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, The Glass Bead.
I joined the International Society of Glass Beadmakers in 2005 and am also a member of Self Representing Artists, SRA #V22.
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Julie Christine Van Ember
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I have been creating lampwork beads since 2004. My work reflects my admiration of color and free form styles. Devoted to creating miniature magnificence, my designs offer multiple layers of incredible inner beauty.
Accepted payment methods
- Money Order
- Other Method
This shop accepts Paypal, credit cards, money orders and personal cheques. Payments and personal cheques must clear before your merchandise is shipped. Please make payment at time of purchase.
Local orders will enjoy free shipping. Please contact me before purchase,
Canadian orders - usually a week or so but may also be 2 weeks; if you're from Canada, you know what I mean.
I offer a refund if you have not received your item in 20 business days to Canada; 30 business days to USA and 60 business days overseas.
"Shipping" includes visible face-value of postage, cost of envelopes, bubble-wrap, paper, labels, packaging tape and the labor involved with carefully packing your item(s) and delivering them to the post office.
I do not make money on shipping. So far, shipping items have cost more than what my customers have paid. This is ok with me because nothing turns me off more than people making a profit on shipping costs.
I ship Canada Post. Standard shipping methods DO NOT PROVIDE TRACKING outside of Canada. If you want an item shipped with tracking or insurance, shipping costs will increase significantly. Please convo me with a specific request. I know tracking to the US is $14.50. Again - PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU PAY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TRACKING.
Small items are carefully wrapped and come in an organza or velvet bag.
The larger (totems) items will be packed with popped pop corn (unsalted, unbuttered).
***Please notify me if I am shipping to a different address other than yours.***
Returns and exchanges
If an item arrives damaged, I will be pleased to replace it with a similar item.
In the unlikely event that an item is damaged or broken during shipping, a replacement will be issued upon receipt of a picture of the damage.
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept custom orders, depending on the request. Custom orders are 50% more than the regular prices in my shop.