MiyaBeads

Earthy Handmade Jewelry-Lampwork Beads-Components

Knoxville, Tennessee · 924 Sales

MiyaBeads

Earthy Handmade Jewelry-Lampwork Beads-Components

Knoxville, Tennessee 924 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Each glass lampwork bead is individually handcrafted one at a time. They take patience and skill. This is why handcrafted glass beads are more costly than mass produced. A lampwork artist puts thought, love and pride in their work. The beads are kiln annealed to ensure against cracking.

I am ready to settle back in and start creating again after working so hard on my home with updates and repairs to prepare to sell so I can downsize and retire. We started looking but we can't find a home we like for the price we want. So, after all the work and time we have put into this home we have decided to stay here and enjoy all the updates we have done. Thanks for waiting! :o)

Yes, it is still me ( Cabaribeads)! Over the years there has been a lot of confusion on how to spell and pronounce my old shop name so I have gone to a simpler name for everyone's ease. Including mine. Miya is another spelling of Maya. It is the name of the goddess of beauty and wealth. "Not only does she (goddess Miyabi) grant long life and harmonious interpersonal relationships but also success in business." I hope you will find beauty in my beads and etched copper pieces to make your wonderful jewelry designs.

And check out my blog: http://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com for photos about what's new. Thanks for stopping by.

To make glass beads I melt a 6mm glass rod in my torch flame to a molten stage. Then different techniques are used to form and decorate each bead with care to maintaining proper heat throughout the bead during the whole process so it doesn't crack as you work on it. The finished piece rests in a kiln over several hours until it slowly cools down and is properly annealed.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 19, 2017

Each glass lampwork bead is individually handcrafted one at a time. They take patience and skill. This is why handcrafted glass beads are more costly than mass produced. A lampwork artist puts thought, love and pride in their work. The beads are kiln annealed to ensure against cracking.

I am ready to settle back in and start creating again after working so hard on my home with updates and repairs to prepare to sell so I can downsize and retire. We started looking but we can't find a home we like for the price we want. So, after all the work and time we have put into this home we have decided to stay here and enjoy all the updates we have done. Thanks for waiting! :o)

Yes, it is still me ( Cabaribeads)! Over the years there has been a lot of confusion on how to spell and pronounce my old shop name so I have gone to a simpler name for everyone's ease. Including mine. Miya is another spelling of Maya. It is the name of the goddess of beauty and wealth. "Not only does she (goddess Miyabi) grant long life and harmonious interpersonal relationships but also success in business." I hope you will find beauty in my beads and etched copper pieces to make your wonderful jewelry designs.

And check out my blog: http://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com for photos about what's new. Thanks for stopping by.

To make glass beads I melt a 6mm glass rod in my torch flame to a molten stage. Then different techniques are used to form and decorate each bead with care to maintaining proper heat throughout the bead during the whole process so it doesn't crack as you work on it. The finished piece rests in a kiln over several hours until it slowly cools down and is properly annealed.

Patricia Miller

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Miraculous Beads

Miraculous Beads on Jun 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Colorful in the sunlight. Great communication with the seller

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About

The Joy of My Life

My name is Patricia Miller and I have always enjoyed being creative. When my daughter was young I made her clothes, I studied ceramics in school, metal working and later jewelry design. Believe it or not, I cannot remember why I began stringing beads after work 20 years ago. But it has evolved over time with me learning many art mediums. Metal working, copper etching, pmc, lampworking (making glass beads), wire working, seed bead work, etc. I truly love free form peyote and celini spiral. I make the components for my jewelry designs and offer them in my shop to other designers.

I am a mixed media artist from the Knoxville area in TN though originally from Upstate New York. I have designed jewelry for 20 years with care to size,shape and texture of the beads to make each piece perfect.Twelve years ago a friend introduced me to lampworking (bead making). It has been true love ever since so now I melt glass and make the beads I use in my designs!
My beads are handcrafted one-by-one in my home studio, are kiln annealed and always carefully cleaned to ensure you enjoy your purchase for years to come.
So, come on over to my shop and see what's cookin' today!

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  • Patricia Miller

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I am a mixed media artist living in Knoxville TN. I have designed jewelry for 18 plus years and lampworking for over 10. I have enjoyed multiple art mediums and now have found my passion. Please visit my shop to see my work.

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Last updated on January 19, 2014

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