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IzzyBeads' Shop Announcement

I love animals and that shows in my glass bead creations. Each bead is handmade by me in my studio here in Hereford UK surrounded by farmland and the River Wye. Custom work is requested and I enjoy creating your pet/favourite animal in glass.

Thank you for stopping by my shop and I hope you find something you like.

Each bead takes me several hours to create as I mix all the glass to get the colours I want using enamels and layers of glass then they are pulled into usable lengths of glass ready to 'paint' onto the sculpture form; all this is done in the flame of the torch and in one sitting before being annealed in the kiln overnight.

Please make sure you read my shop policies before purchase, any questions email me and I will answer asap.

All my beads are made from glass and are annealled in my kiln.

I use a dual fuel torch, propane and oxygen mixed, to melt the glass rods and form the bead over a stainless steel mandrel (rod), coated with bead release. Once the bead is decorated and shaped, it is placed immediately into my kiln to be annealed, normally overnight, to strengthen the glass and reduce any stress. I like to use soft glass, Effetre, Richenbach, CIM and Bullseye. All of my beads are inspected for flaws and thoroughly cleaned before being offered for sale.

I am an SRA member, M179.



This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.