BobbiePeneBeads

Lampwork Glass Beads and Changeable Jewelry

241 Sales

BobbiePeneBeads

Lampwork Glass Beads and Changeable Jewelry

241 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   ***COUPON SALE*** Use the coupon code GRATITUDE to receive 25% off the listed price of all purchases. I will no longer be creating lampwork beads and changeable jewelry. As items are purchased or expire in my store, they will not be replaced or renewed. If you have seen something that is no longer listed and it hasn't been sold, please message me for availability and pricing. I just want to take a moment to thank all my customers for their support and business over the years. It was not an easy decision to make, but one I am comfortable with. **International Orders welcome.**

Announcement

***COUPON SALE*** Use the coupon code GRATITUDE to receive 25% off the listed price of all purchases. I will no longer be creating lampwork beads and changeable jewelry. As items are purchased or expire in my store, they will not be replaced or renewed. If you have seen something that is no longer listed and it hasn't been sold, please message me for availability and pricing. I just want to take a moment to thank all my customers for their support and business over the years. It was not an easy decision to make, but one I am comfortable with. **International Orders welcome.**

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Annie183

Annie183 on Mar 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, unique ring! Arrived very quickly too!

Kelley Pounds

Kelley Pounds on Mar 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful bead. Can't wait to use it in one of my jewelry designs. Thank you!

Kelley Pounds

Kelley Pounds on Mar 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous bead. Can't wait to use it in one of my jewelry designs. Thank you!

Debra Schomske

Debra Schomske on Mar 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful bead; shipped quickly. Great shop!

Debra Schomske

Debra Schomske on Mar 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Love this bead, and love the quick service from this seller!

Debra Schomske

Debra Schomske on Mar 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with this purchase...will frequent this shop again!!

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About

My Creative Process

I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my very patient and understanding husband, and three beautiful children. I have a post graduate diploma in Health Science and currently work in a management role as a registered nurse.

When I'm not being a mum, wife or nurse, I love playing with hot glass. Lampwork is an age old process used to create small glass art such as beads. Murano, Italy is the home of lampwork where glass was melted over an oil lamp (hence the name) to create miniature works of glass art. Today with modern technology the same techniques apply, but a propane/oxygen gas torch is used in most cases.

The design and color possibilities are endless, and there is so much experimenting to do. I use soft glass (soda lime) to create my lampwork glass beads. Because each bead is completely made by hand, each is unique and no two will ever be exactly the same. When a glass bead is complete, it will go straight into a digitally controlled kiln for several hours to anneal. Annealing removes stresses in the glass that are formed during heating and cooling. Annealing strengthens the bead and reduces spontaneous cracking. You can be assured that your bead/s will last a lifetime (with a little care of course).

When the lampworking muse fails, I head for my stash of beads and findings and get creative with jewellery. My jewellery designs are eclectic and incorporate a variety of materials and techniques. All these creations are made in my little garage studio.

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    Hello and welcome - I'm passionate about creating with glass and each piece you see here has been created with care.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 24, 2014
I am a self-representing artist who adores creating all kinds of jewellery. I also create my own lampwork glass beads and make them available for you to create your own beautiful pieces.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All purchases require payment within 3 working days. Payment is by Paypal.
Shipping
Purchases will be sent upon full receipt of payment Monday - Friday (NZ time). I aim to ship your items within 1-2 days of receiving your payment.

~International Customers~

International orders are welcome and will be sent by air parcel post with an estimated delivery time of up to 3 weeks depending on zone (usually quicker than this). Your parcel can be insured for an additional fee (NZ$10). Please note that international buyers are responsible for any customs or duty charges that may apply.
Refunds and Exchanges
~Returns & Refunds~

I understand it can be challenging to know if something you see on the internet is indeed what you really want. I am happy to accept returns within 7 days of receipt of purchase for a store credit, exchange or refund of the purchase price less postage. Returned items must be unused and in original packaging. You are responsible for any return postage costs.

Should an item arrive damaged, please contact me within 7 days of receipt of purchase to arrange return of item, and repair, refund or exchange (a photo of the damaged item may be requested if not returning).

~Repairs/Faults~

I pride myself on attention to detail and superb craftsmanship however, I am only human. If you find a fault in one of my creations please email me so we can work together to solve the problem. If an item has been exposed to undue stress (i.e. dropped), it can be returned for repair at a nominal cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
~Alterations~

Please choose your sizing carefully at time of purchase. The item description will specify the dimensions of a piece. In many cases, I can alter the size at no extra cost to you at time of purchase. If you purchase something and realize it is too long/short/big/small when you receive it, then a small fee plus postage may be charged to alter it. Alternatively it can be returned within 7 days of receipt of purchase for a store credit, exchange, or refund. Lampwork beads are listed with sizes to the nearest millimeter.

~Disclaimer~

Any reference to other brands for example Pandora, Biagi, Troll, Chamilia and Swarovski are purely for descriptive purposes only. I do not claim to represent or sell on behalf of these companies.