woolnprimitives on Aug 21, 2016
Beautiful zipper pulls. Love both of them!
woolnprimitives on Aug 21, 2016
Handmade lampwork glass beads and jewelry. Made one at a time with love, care and attention to detail.
I make my beads and jewelry at my home studio in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon.
I have been making jewelry in some form or another for as long as I can remember. Over 15 years ago I discovered, and instantly fell completely in love with, lampwork glass bead making. I have been practicing this ancient art form ever since.
With glass as my medium and fire as my tool, I create glass beads, one at a time. Glass is so incredibly beautiful and fascinating to me. When hot, it flows like molten lava but it becomes stiff again in a matter of seconds. Keeping the perfect heat balance is key. It’s like a dance. Not enough heat and the glass can crack, too much heat and it moves -- then carefully applied details are smeared or melted.
Once it has cooled, the way the light strikes it, shines through it, and illuminates it intrigue me. Working glass is a mesmerizing and meditative process that demands I stay completely in the moment. This process continues to teach me and it brings great joy and contentment. I am very grateful for this gift.
Once the beads are made, I use traditional silversmithing techniques, and/or silver metal clay (pmc), to create jewelry from them. In many ways working with silver is the exact opposite of glass. There is time to plan, arrange, take a break and even go back to fix mistakes. I love having this range of techniques to create with. It is deeply satisfying to enjoy creating something that will be worn and enjoyed by others for many years to come.
I strive to make socially and environmentally responsible choices in creating my work and running my business. Two of these choices include using recycled silver and purchasing materials that are made in the USA, of environmentally friendlier materials whenever possible.
If you would like to peek inside my studio and see how my earrings are made copy and paste this address into your browser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLFu1Gnrn9I
For an interview of me at The Workhouse that was on local tv, copy and paste this link into your browser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4N5EMp_964
Thanks so much for your interest in my work! Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you would like to work with me to create something special just for you or a loved one!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography, Shipping, Etc., Etc......
Larissa has been making jewelry as long as she can remember. She fell in love with glass bead making in 1998 and has been doing it ever since.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
LAYAWAY is available if you would like to make 3 payments over 3 months. Here is how it works:
1. Choose the item you wish to purchase, go to the listing and click on the green 'add to cart button.
2.During checkout use the coupon code layaway1. This will make the price 33% of the total and be your first payment.
3.Pay (33%) via paypal
4.I will save your item in a safe place where no one can purchase it
5.I will create 2 listings for you in my shop. The first (33%) due in one month, and the second (34%) due in two.
6.Make your 2nd and 3rd payments by going to the listing (I'll send you a reminder with a link a week before it's due) and clicking on the green 'add to cart button' and paying via paypal
7. I'll ship your item as soon as the 3rd payment is received.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
To learn more about me,my work and the art of lampworking visit my website at:
and my blog at
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I also have an e-mailing list. If you would like to join, send your e mail address to Larissa [!at] LarissaSpafford.com and I will add you.
Thank you so much & enjoy! Larissa
P.S. I do have a special wholesale line for those of you who are interested in carrying my work. Contact me and I can e-mail you my current line sheets.