BobbiePeneBeads

Lampwork Glass Beads and Jewellery

Pokeno, New Zealand · 252 Sales

BobbiePeneBeads

Lampwork Glass Beads and Jewellery

Pokeno, New Zealand 252 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(96)

Announcement   Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop. I hope to add new work weekly, and will also be transitioning to my own website online store in the near future www.bobbiepene.co.nz. Please note that postage has increased significantly recently. Unfortunately due to a change in NZ Post regulations, jewellery is considered a 'prohibited' high risk item and cannot be sent by regular parcel post. International Courier is the only option.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 14, 2017

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop. I hope to add new work weekly, and will also be transitioning to my own website online store in the near future www.bobbiepene.co.nz. Please note that postage has increased significantly recently. Unfortunately due to a change in NZ Post regulations, jewellery is considered a 'prohibited' high risk item and cannot be sent by regular parcel post. International Courier is the only option.

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Lampwork Glass Focal Tree Bead
Lampwork Glass Focal Tree Bead
$33.87
Little Bird Set of 3 Lampwork Glass Beads
Little Bird Set of 3 Lampwork Glass Beads
$21.82
Large Lampwork Glass Tree Focal Bead
Large Lampwork Glass Tree Focal Bead
$38.38
Large Lampwork Glass Winter Tree Focal Bead
Large Lampwork Glass Winter Tree Focal Bead
$38.38
Large Lampwork Glass Tree Focal Bead
Large Lampwork Glass Tree Focal Bead
$38.38
Small Lampwork Glass Abstract Focal Bead
Small Lampwork Glass Abstract Focal Bead
$25.59
Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
$41.39
Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
$41.39
Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
$41.39
Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
$41.39
Large Lampwork Glass Blossom Tree Focal Bead
Large Lampwork Glass Blossom Tree Focal Bead
$38.38
Green and Blue Lampwork Glass Pod Focal Bead
Green and Blue Lampwork Glass Pod Focal Bead
$29.35
Large Lampwork Glass Blossom Tree Focal Bead
Large Lampwork Glass Blossom Tree Focal Bead
$38.38
Black and White Lampwork Glass Pod Focal Bead
Black and White Lampwork Glass Pod Focal Bead
$29.35
Blue and Green Lampwork Glass Pod Focal Bead
Blue and Green Lampwork Glass Pod Focal Bead
$29.35
Orange and Blue Lampwork Glass Pod Focal Bead
Orange and Blue Lampwork Glass Pod Focal Bead
$29.35
Large Lampwork Glass Tree Focal Bead
Large Lampwork Glass Tree Focal Bead
$38.38
Large Lampwork Glass Blossom Tree Focal Bead
Large Lampwork Glass Blossom Tree Focal Bead
$38.38
Large Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
Large Lampwork Glass Floral Bead
$42.14
Lampwork Glass Pod Set in Orange and Purple
Lampwork Glass Pod Set in Orange and Purple
$24.83
Lampwork Glass Pod Set in Aqua and Teal
Lampwork Glass Pod Set in Aqua and Teal
$56.44
Lampwork Glass Sea Garden Focal Bead
Lampwork Glass Sea Garden Focal Bead
$33.87
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(96)
edoliveira64

edoliveira64 on Jun 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

magnifique focal , les couleurs sont splendides, très belle union de couleurs !

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Millebaci

Millebaci on Jun 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

beautifully made - thank you very much

Millebaci

Millebaci on Jun 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

beautifully made - thank you very much

Millebaci

Millebaci on Jun 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

beautifully made - thank you very much for the pretty gift

Millebaci

Millebaci on Jun 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

beautifully made - thank you very much

Millebaci

Millebaci on Jun 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

beautifully made - thank you very much for the pretty gift

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About

My Creative Process

I live in Pokeno, 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 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 historically, 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 is the process of heat soaking and controlled cooling to remove 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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  • Bobbie Pene

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    My love for jewellery design started many years ago with simple little seed bead necklaces. It grew to a love of melting glass and I learned to make lampwork glass beads and built a studio in my home to feed this passion.

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