Purefections' Profile

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I'm a designer. My newest love and introduction to my shop is unique, one of a kind lampworked beads. For jewelry artisans, being able to create with main components that cannot be gotten elsewhere or remade is a huge plus. I flame-work mostly upcycled, recycled and mixed media ( I try to go green where I can ) instead of 100% venetian, rod, boroscilicate, double helix etc. glass. This allows me greater blending of colors, tons more texture, and more durability since these are kind of indestructible. A great bonus of this for jewelry designers is that the weight of the beads is also greatly reduced -- so you can avoid a heavy focal bead always falling to under the wrist instead of where it's supposed to be -- and colors are actually mostly more vibrant. This has great appeal to jewelry consumers who want to wear their pieces every day, all day; have arthritis or other conditions where heavy jewelry could be a liability; and the…

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  • Joined March 19, 2010

Favorite materials

high grade natural gemstones, 14 karat gold fill, sterling silver, vermeil, my custom colorings, designer vintage, recycled materials, mixed medias, organics where possible, things to upcycle, creativity, love, passion

About

I'm a designer. My newest love and introduction to my shop is unique, one of a kind lampworked beads. For jewelry artisans, being able to create with main components that cannot be gotten elsewhere or remade is a huge plus. I flame-work mostly upcycled, recycled and mixed media ( I try to go green where I can ) instead of 100% venetian, rod, boroscilicate, double helix etc. glass. This allows me greater blending of colors, tons more texture, and more durability since these are kind of indestructible. A great bonus of this for jewelry designers is that the weight of the beads is also greatly reduced -- so you can avoid a heavy focal bead always falling to under the wrist instead of where it's supposed to be -- and colors are actually mostly more vibrant. This has great appeal to jewelry consumers who want to wear their pieces every day, all day; have arthritis or other conditions where heavy jewelry could be a liability; and the hues look spectacular under any lighting circumstances. Well, except in the dark or a whiteout snowstorm. ;) I've coined my beads " molten beads " and you can see my newest releases first usually at my website www.moltenbeads.com

I'm constantly told and agree that my art beads look even better in person. I do accept returns of unopened beads - I use see-thru packaging - within a reasonable amount of time if for some reason you're not impressed. This has yet to happen, but I thought I'd throw it out there. Please be sure to convo me prior to doing this as I'd need to expect it and may have another option available. I also guarantee my pieces to be durable and unlike basically anything you've ever seen elsewhere since my techniques are self-taught, unique to me, my materials so varied, and the process is extensive / time consuming. There are times a single bead can take an hour or more from start to finish. I design and make jewelry also, although my designs do not utilize my beads as I feel that's in competition with selling them outright which is my biggest passion.

Aside from this, you'll find in my shop hand crafted fine gemstone jewelry, and / or unique costume pieces. Personalized hand-stamped precious metal such as sterling silver or 14 karate gold fill keepsakes are something I'm able to offer upon request. I happen to have a really neat font that to me seems a step up from most I see other designers using.

Let's see, what else. Me? I'm also a shopaholic. Designer brands, antiques, vintage... clothing, home decor, accessories, fine china and the list goes on. I face some health challenges now that I did not when I was a manager at a Fortune 500 company, however. I now work from home, attempting to avoid being a completely starving artist.

This shop? It brings you an eclectic mix of all my interests and more. I've a huge passion for color, and ignoring 'trends'. If I like it, to me it's in style. If it makes me feel something, that is what I care about. Well sure, looking great is a must, but we don't have to look like anyone else. I can also spot the most expensive thing in a shop without missing a beat, so I know I have champagne and caviar tastes. This means you'll also be purchasing only quality from The Penthouse. That's a promise.

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