GlassyFields

Lampwork Glass Beads - Farm Grown

Milan, Michigan · 3205 Sales

GlassyFields

Lampwork Glass Beads - Farm Grown

Milan, Michigan 3205 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(951)

Announcement   Each bead is handmade by me using a variety of lampworking techniques with COE 104 glass (Effetre, Vetrofond, CIM, Reichenbach, Double Helix, Tag and Precision, Kugler and occasionally other 104 glass) and a Nortel Mega Minor torch. Most of my beads are made on 1/8" mandrels. All beads go from torch to kiln and are annealed overnight in a digitally controlled kiln and then cleaned with a Dremel tool to remove bead release.

My daughter Deanna makes the necklaces using my lampwork beads, a variety of chain and accents and her great color sense.

Coupon codes can be used to get discounts on purchases over $50.
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Announcement

Each bead is handmade by me using a variety of lampworking techniques with COE 104 glass (Effetre, Vetrofond, CIM, Reichenbach, Double Helix, Tag and Precision, Kugler and occasionally other 104 glass) and a Nortel Mega Minor torch. Most of my beads are made on 1/8" mandrels. All beads go from torch to kiln and are annealed overnight in a digitally controlled kiln and then cleaned with a Dremel tool to remove bead release.

My daughter Deanna makes the necklaces using my lampwork beads, a variety of chain and accents and her great color sense.

Coupon codes can be used to get discounts on purchases over $50.
10% off orders over $50 - Use Coupon Code GF10POFF50
20% off orders over $100 - Use Coupon Code GF20POFF100
25% off orders over $200 - Use Coupon Code GF25POFF200

Carol Christensen-Day

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Carol Christensen-Day

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About

A Farm that Grows Beads

I've been fascinated by glass since I was a child and sought out art glass at every opportunity. A friend suggested we go to a lampworking conference where Mike Frantz did a session on setting up a lampworking studio. I listened, bought Mike's book (which I still have) and proceeded to select a spot. The house was out - I had two small children (they are 30 now). The farm buildings were out - they are constructed of barn wood and have a lot of straw and hay in them - just didn't seem like a great idea. So we decided to build a pole barn. The pole barn grew ... Doug thought it would be great to have a place to work on tractors. So we saved (took a while - each time we were close there was a more pressing matter, replacing a well pump, replacing a roof ... sigh). Finally we built the pole barn and I bought everything I needed from Frantz, torch, kiln, tools, and glass. I was enthralled but shortly after I got started work took me overseas for more than 7 years and then I was a road warrior in the USA. That is behind me now and I am enjoying spending a lot of my time exploring and enjoying lampworking. I've been giving my beads to family, friends and co-workers and they seem to genuinely like them -- sometimes requesting special orders. This has encouraged me. It would be great to make a living doing something that I enjoy so much but its more than that. I want to participate in a community of people who appreciate arts and crafts and particularly glass. I want to share what I'm doing with people who will derive enjoyment from my beads and cabs.

And now, in 2017 my glass explorations have expanded into glass fusing and combining lampworking and fusing techniques. We built a smaller pole barn that is dedicated to glass – the real impetus was a space that could be more effectively heated so I didn’t have to wear 7 layers of clothing on cold Michigan winter days to play with my glass.

My customers have been a great inspiration. Their feedback makes me want to run out and melt more glass and push more limits. Their custom requests pushes me to do things I didn’t think of myself.

I feel very blessed to have everything I need to play and explore and create and hope to be doing exactly this for as long as I can.

Carol

Shop members

  • Carol Christensen-Day

    Owner

    I've been fascinated with glass my entire life. Finally I have the time to spend actively participating in the community of people who enjoy the magic of glass.

  • Jemma

    Super Helper

    Jemma cleans and photographs beads and creates listings - its wonderful to have a super helper. She'll be doing even more inbetween school and soccer and the busy life of a teen-ager.

  • Deanna

    Creator

    Deanna designs and creates beautiful lampwork bead necklaces and earrings. If you see a bead you like, ask for a custom piece of jewelry and Deanna will be the creator.

  • Doug

    Shipper, Shipper And All Round Handyman

    Doug, my husband, is invariably the one getting the packages of beads to the post office. All those compliments about fast shipping are thanks to Doug. Doug made my fantastic work table, glass storage, tool holders and a myriad of other things.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2013
Glass is magical. I hope you enjoy browsing and purchasing as much as I enjoy making each individual bead.

I'm new to selling my beads but want happy customers and will work with you as I learn the ropes.

Note that colors may appear different on a computer monitor than they do in real life. Subtle detail including iridescense does not alwys show up in photos. I've noticed that photos sometimes seem to magnify a minor characteristics like a small air bubble and sometimes lose lovely and subtle effects. I do as little to the bead photos as possible ... I want them to be as true to the bead as possible and continue to experiment with photograhping beads to get good representations.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me. I will provide a refund, less the shipping fees with the return of the item in its original condition.
Payment
I accept the same credit cards ETSY accepts and PayPal.

Michigan orders will have 6% sales tax added.
Shipping
I ship via USPS First Class mail. Beads are packaged in an small organza bag and then bubble wrapped and than placed in a bubble bag or box (depending on the number of beads order.

Shipped orders are not insured. If you would to pay extra for shipping insurance please let me know..

I will ship as soon as possible and under normal circumstances no later than 3 days from the confirmation of payment. 20 orders into this, I've been able to ship the same or next business day of an order and intend to continue doing so. I might have to go out of town someday and don't want to overcommit.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will be happy to discuss custom orders with you.