Announcement Welcome to my little corner of Etsy! I absolutely love melting glass and making all the beautiful colours into beads. Sometimes I make jewellery too. My website is www.heatherkellyglass.co.uk and I'm GlassByHeather on Twitter.
Welcome to my little corner of Etsy! I absolutely love melting glass and making all the beautiful colours into beads. Sometimes I make jewellery too. My website is www.heatherkellyglass.co.uk and I'm GlassByHeather on Twitter.
aaliciaa on Feb 25, 2015
Very adequate transmission, not yet used.
Charlotte Scott on Jan 22, 2015
Great product and super fast shipping! Very pleased!
Sharon on Dec 26, 2014
Thank you! Looking forward to using this!
Love for glass
I had been dabbling in jewellery-making for a little while when I was introduced to artisan lampwork beads, and I fell in love! I did some research, discovered that these were things you could make yourself with the right equipment, had a lesson with a local London beadmaker, and didn't look back!
When I first started I made beads every night after work and in the afternoons at weekends. I read voraciously: tips, techniques, colour reactions. Then I tried them out and sometimes they worked, sometimes they didn't. Coming back to something you couldn't manage before and finding you can do it now is a wonderful feeling. I went to classes and learned in person from lampworkers from all over the world, including Murano in Italy, the USA, South Africa, the Netherlands and here in the UK.
After spending twenty months making beads, I was confident enough in my work to begin selling it. I can't make things *every* night now, but a week without creating something is a sad week.
In 2013 I have been developing my jewellery designs, learning sculptural lampwork techniques and using different types of glass with different characteristics.
Molten glass is a fantastic material. You can stretch it like toffee, drip it on your bench... but keep it out of the flame too long and it will cool and crack on you. There's always something it can teach you.
I look forward to learning it.
I melt glass, make jewellery and collect shiny things!
If you have any questions or want to inquire about custom orders, please convo me.
Accepted payment methods
If I do not receive funds in my account within three days of you placing the order, I reserve the right to cancel the sale and relist the item/s.
International orders may take some time to arrive, particularly around Christmas or if hurricanes, volcanoes or postal disputes are occurring. Let me know if anything doesn't arrive in a reasonable time period - for international orders this may be as much as 6-8 weeks. If you require insured, tracked or signed for packages, please contact me - there will be an additional shipping charge for this.
International buyers: please be aware that your country may charge you a custom duty or import fee. All customs duties and charges are the responsibility of the buyer.
If items are made to order, there may be a longer delay while I make them. I will keep you informed.
Shipment not received: I will offer refund in full or replacement if the item has not arrived 30 days after the date of posting. Please check the above statement about Christmas time, though!
Refunds and Exchanges
If the item is faulty, damaged or not as described, I will refund return postage costs also.
You can contact me by email or convo to inform me of a return. Please include the date you received the items.
Etsy have provided a model withdrawal form at https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5452 if you wish to use it, but it is not required.
Additional policies and FAQs
My beads and jewellery are made with care, but remember that they are still glass! Dropping them on a hard surface may damage them.
Perfumes and other cosmetics can damage the surface finish on some types of beads, particularly ones with a metallic finish.