IzzyBeads' Shop Announcement

My name is Laney and I am Izzybeads.

I have a love of flowers and all things nature so flowers, leaves, acorns, toadstools.. they all feature in my glass art along with the occasional character bead that just 'pops' out of the flame as if by magic.

Each one of my animal beads is designed for smiles. Each character inspired by a song on the radio, a story I have heard told to me, my dogs Izabel and Defi, my beautiful boy Gordy my little special needs cat and just recently Tekko an old man Birman cat who has come to live with us as his owners are moving abroad: not forgetting all those feathers and furry four paws that have lived with me over the years. They all feature in my beads.

As well as glass, my love is writing and I currently write a monthly piece on living with a brain damaged special needs cat for Cat World magazine. I have had stories published and am working on that novel!

I don't cook, can't cook, don't shop - I have a great husband, two grown up kids that still live at home but are rarely here despite leaving mountains of washing and I love pottering in the garden amongst the wild flowers... they are only weeds if you let them be called that!

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.