CheckowayGlass

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads for Jewelry Artists

Massachusetts, United States · 880 Sales

CheckowayGlass

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads for Jewelry Artists

Massachusetts, United States 880 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   WELCOME to CheckowayGlass - the glass studio where I design and make unique works of art - bead sets, focal beads, and spacers for the creative jewelry-maker and crafter. My gift to you: FREE SET OF GLASS BEAD SPACERS for every two items you order! See my show schedule below.

My bead sets are a loose strand of glass beads or an individual focal bead - I leave it to your imagination to make your creation! My beads are reasonably priced, and sets include enough glass beads to nearly complete your project.I also make bead sets with treasures of stone, pearls, metal and other treasures so you necklace just needs your restringing and finishing touches. My necklaces and bracelets are designed and made by me. I ship internationally and welcome custom orders.

(Note: Every item on Etsy has an inventory number at the end of the title. Please refer to the bead name, URL or inventory number when convo-ing me about an item. Thanks.)

Visit often, and please share CheckowayGlass.etsy.com with your friends! Also, check out CheckowayGlass on Facebook. Thank you.

Here is my 2016 schedule:

January 15-16 - Innovative Beads Expo- Marlborough MA
February 27 - BEADMALLS - Dedham MA
March 5-6 - Innovative Beads Expo- Cromwell CT
March 18-20 - Whole Bead Show- New York City, NY
April 10-12 - Bead Fest Spring - Oaks PA
April 16 - ISGB Bead Extravaganza, Boxboro MA
April 30 - Bead Hive Trunk Show - Guilford CT
May 6-7 - Innovative Beads Expo - Marlborough MA
July 9-10 - Innovative Beads Expo - Edison NJ
July 23-24 - Innovative Beads Expo - Fishkill NY
July 30-31 - Innovative Beads Expo - Concord NH
August 19-21 - Bead Fest Philadelphia PA
September 10-11 - CT Bead Bazaar, Middletown, CT
September 16-17 - Innovative Beads Expo - Marlborough MA
October 1-2 - Innovative Beads Expo - Edison NJ
October 14-16 - Whole Bead Show - New York City NY
October 15 - Bead Affaire - Watertown MA
October 29-30 - Innovative Beads Expo - Albany NY
November 4-5 - Innovative Beads Expo - Marlborough MA
December 3-4 - Innovative Beads Expo - North Haven CT

-- Sheila Checkoway Self-Representing Artist SRA #C-120

Announcement
Last updated on May 15, 2016

WELCOME to CheckowayGlass - the glass studio where I design and make unique works of art - bead sets, focal beads, and spacers for the creative jewelry-maker and crafter. My gift to you: FREE SET OF GLASS BEAD SPACERS for every two items you order! See my show schedule below.

My bead sets are a loose strand of glass beads or an individual focal bead - I leave it to your imagination to make your creation! My beads are reasonably priced, and sets include enough glass beads to nearly complete your project.I also make bead sets with treasures of stone, pearls, metal and other treasures so you necklace just needs your restringing and finishing touches. My necklaces and bracelets are designed and made by me. I ship internationally and welcome custom orders.

(Note: Every item on Etsy has an inventory number at the end of the title. Please refer to the bead name, URL or inventory number when convo-ing me about an item. Thanks.)

Visit often, and please share CheckowayGlass.etsy.com with your friends! Also, check out CheckowayGlass on Facebook. Thank you.

Here is my 2016 schedule:

January 15-16 - Innovative Beads Expo- Marlborough MA
February 27 - BEADMALLS - Dedham MA
March 5-6 - Innovative Beads Expo- Cromwell CT
March 18-20 - Whole Bead Show- New York City, NY
April 10-12 - Bead Fest Spring - Oaks PA
April 16 - ISGB Bead Extravaganza, Boxboro MA
April 30 - Bead Hive Trunk Show - Guilford CT
May 6-7 - Innovative Beads Expo - Marlborough MA
July 9-10 - Innovative Beads Expo - Edison NJ
July 23-24 - Innovative Beads Expo - Fishkill NY
July 30-31 - Innovative Beads Expo - Concord NH
August 19-21 - Bead Fest Philadelphia PA
September 10-11 - CT Bead Bazaar, Middletown, CT
September 16-17 - Innovative Beads Expo - Marlborough MA
October 1-2 - Innovative Beads Expo - Edison NJ
October 14-16 - Whole Bead Show - New York City NY
October 15 - Bead Affaire - Watertown MA
October 29-30 - Innovative Beads Expo - Albany NY
November 4-5 - Innovative Beads Expo - Marlborough MA
December 3-4 - Innovative Beads Expo - North Haven CT

-- Sheila Checkoway Self-Representing Artist SRA #C-120

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2016 Show Schedule for CheckowayGlass/ Sheila Checkoway Designs:

My 2016 SHOW SCHEDULE:

January 15-16 - Innovative Beads Expo- Marlborough MA
February 27 - BEADMALLS - Dedham MA
March 5-6 - Innovative Beads Expo- Cromwell CT
March 18-20 - Whole Bead Show- New York City, NY
April 10-12 - Bead Fest Spring - Oaks PA
April 16 - ISGB Bead Extravaganza, Boxboro MA
April 30 - Bead Hive Trunk Show - Guilford CT
May 6-7 - Innovative Beads Expo - Marlborough MA
July 9-10 - Innovative Beads Expo - Edison NJ
July 23-24 - Innovative Beads Expo - Fishkill NY
July 30-31 - Innovative Beads Expo - Concord NH
August 19-21 - Bead Fest Philadelphia PA
September 10-11 - CT Bead Bazaar, Middletown, CT
September 16-17 - Innovative Beads Expo - Marlborough MA
October 1-2 - Innovative Beads Expo - Edison NJ
October 14-16 - Whole Bead Show - New York City NY
October 15 - Bead Affaire - Watertown MA
October 29-30 - Innovative Beads Expo - Albany NY
November 4-5 - Innovative Beads Expo - Marlborough MA
December 3-4 - Innovative Beads Expo - North Haven CT

-- Sheila Checkoway Self-Representing Artist SRA #C-120
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ABOUT MY BEADS: I find inspiration in nature, my extensive travels, almost anywhere and everywhere! My style could be described as organic though I experiment with shape, color and design with wonderful results. Other lampworkers describe my beads as ‘different’ and ‘unique’. My landscapes are miniature portraits made with molten glass.

All glass beads are handmade in the studio using traditional lampwork techniques. I use soft soda lime glass COE 104 Effrete/Moretti, CIM, Vetrofond, Precision, Lauscha, Reichenbach – along with metals, foils, frits, and shards. The centuries-old lampwork technique involves melting glass in the flame, manipulating it onto the mandrel, and determining shape, color combinations, and design. Each bead is a unique work of art even when it’s part of a series. All beads are kiln-annealed (cooled slowly in the kiln to realign the molecules) to assure stability, strength and durability of the finished cleaned bead. I use 3/32" mandrels unless otherwise specified.

ABOUT ME: My company name is Sheila Checkoway Designs, and CheckowayGlass on Etsy and Facebook. You can follow CheckowayGlass on Facebook - learn about my sales, see stories of my glass bead inspirations. My home and studio is in eastern Massachusetts. My beads are available on Etsy and at shows (see schedule).

More than 20 years ago I began working with hot glass in sand-casting at a Corning NY studio, but switched to lampwork when I became mesmerized by the tiny creations. I continue my learning with annual classes at Snow Farm in Western Massachusetts with Cynthia Saari – always inspiring and incredibly productive! Inspiration comes to me from nature and organic materials: the sea, mountains, stone, canyons, sky, rusting metals, archeological structures, textures.

My studio is at Diablo Glass School in Boston where I work among the contagious energy of glass-making friends and teach bead-making in the flameshop. I’ve met a wonderful cadre of lampworkers – folks who share their knowledge and expertise willingly and enthusiastically.

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  • Sheila Checkoway

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Making glass beads is my passion. Teach at Diablo Glass School- Boston, member Beadesigners International, The New England Bead Society, International Society of Glass Beadmakers – Boston Chapter. also a self-representing artist SRA #C-120.

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Last updated on March 6, 2015
Welcome to CheckowayGlass! I hope you delight in shopping through my glass bead creations and selecting your purchase as much as I did in making them for you. You're eager to receive your selection, and I guarantee to get it to you quickly and safely.

I keep my prices reasonable - most sets include several spacer beads made in coordinating glass colors to help with your creative jewelry-making. Prices do not include shipping costs.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is due the same day as purchase. Payment is made through Etsy Direct Checkout with Credit Cards: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AmericanExpress - or through Paypal.
Shipping
My U.S. shipping charges are a flat $4.00 for the first item and an additional $0.85 for each additional item with your purchase (for international sales $12.00 first item and $1.50 each additional). This flat rate covers first class postage costs and my shipping supplies.

Your order is packaged in a gauze draw-string bag, then placed in a sturdy shipping box with bubble wrap. I ship by first class mail within 3 business days of your payment. Contact me immediately if you wish another method of shipment or if your shipment doesn't arrive in a reasonable amount of time.
Refunds and Exchanges
All work is guaranteed. I want you to be as happy with your purchase as I was in making it! Please contact me if you have any questions. Returns for any reason must be received within ten days of payment for full refind minus shipping. Though my glass is carefully annealed and packaged, it is fragile and must be handled with some care. If a piece breaks in shipping, you'll receive a full refund, or you may receive a store credit for a future purchase.