Izzybeads

Art to make you smile.

Hereford, United Kingdom · 672 Sales

Izzybeads

Art to make you smile.

Hereford, United Kingdom 672 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(290)

Announcement   Welcome to my Whimsy World where all my art is designed for smiles. I create one of a kind lampwork glass beads for you to display or wear and original illustration doodle art to display in your home. I also offer cards of my doodles and illustrations.

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

ABOUT MY GLASS ART

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.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 22, 2017

Welcome to my Whimsy World where all my art is designed for smiles. I create one of a kind lampwork glass beads for you to display or wear and original illustration doodle art to display in your home. I also offer cards of my doodles and illustrations.

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

ABOUT MY GLASS ART

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.

Laney Mead

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Laney Mead

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(290)
pearlesecents

pearlesecents on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The sweetest pig ever to arrive here. She brightens my life every time I see her. She's a special girl. Thanks.

divadog269

divadog269 on Jun 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Item was exactly described. Beautiful detail! It was alittle bigger than I expected but it's great!

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About

Hello...

I have always been 'arty' and always loved animals and my garden, so a chance at turning on a lampwork torch 7 years ago was enough for me to pack up my paints and pencils, fold my easel back against the wall in the studio, where is remains to this day gathering dust and setting up my torch on a bench in the studio my husband and son built for me 10 years ago at the bottom of the garden under the big tree in the corner.

I create most days, I am rarely still, my muse is stirred with the fluttering of a butterfly, the funny things my dogs and cats do, the memories of my lovely chickens that used to follow me around the garden and into the studio and sadly lost the big 'Chicken War' against the fox and badger that live around me in rural Herefordshire. My garden is a huge inspiration, I may not be a gardener with a wealth of talent but I appreciate each flower and pretty weed that grows between the gravel on the paths and in the raised beds.

When I am not melting glass in my studio I am walking down at the river with my dogs or at home looking after my special needs cat with brain damage and his 'new' older brother who is living out his twilight years with us after his last owners moved abroad. I write stories and currently have a monthly column about living with special needs cats in Cat World Magazine (only available in the UK but you can find it on line).

I hope you enjoy my glass art as much as I enjoy making it. You can find me on Facebook www.facebook.com/izzybeadsbylaney and when I dust off my blog you can find me there too.

Thanks for stopping by,
Laney

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  • Laney

    Owner, Artist

    That's me, Laney, with Defi dog and Claude mog, two of my muses.

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