LeighinAK

Playing With Fire Bead Studio

3 Sales

LeighinAK

Playing With Fire Bead Studio

3 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
(3)
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LeighinAK

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Announcement   Welcome to my shop!


* I am currently working on my beads and will list some soon. If you would like to see something in particular, just email me.

If you have any questions, just shoot me a message!


Here you will find an assortment of my unique handmade glass beads, created in my studio in Nikiski, Alaska. All of my beads are annealed in a digitally controlled kiln and cleaned thoroughly. I use the following types of glass in my lampworking: Moretti, Vetrofond, Lauscha, TAG, Double Helix, and CIM.

In my volcano beads I use volcanic ash I have personally collected; Mt. Spurr in August 1992, and Mt. Redoubt in March 2009. The gold nuggets used in my beads come from Crescent Creek, located on the Kenai Peninsula, thanks to my personal miner Gary Dawkins.

Thank you so much for looking through my shop. More information about shipping and other things I can't think of right now are in the Policies Section.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Leigh

Announcement

Welcome to my shop!


* I am currently working on my beads and will list some soon. If you would like to see something in particular, just email me.

If you have any questions, just shoot me a message!


Here you will find an assortment of my unique handmade glass beads, created in my studio in Nikiski, Alaska. All of my beads are annealed in a digitally controlled kiln and cleaned thoroughly. I use the following types of glass in my lampworking: Moretti, Vetrofond, Lauscha, TAG, Double Helix, and CIM.

In my volcano beads I use volcanic ash I have personally collected; Mt. Spurr in August 1992, and Mt. Redoubt in March 2009. The gold nuggets used in my beads come from Crescent Creek, located on the Kenai Peninsula, thanks to my personal miner Gary Dawkins.

Thank you so much for looking through my shop. More information about shipping and other things I can't think of right now are in the Policies Section.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Leigh

LeighinAK

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LeighinAK

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Anonymous on Jun 14, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Received in excellent condition. Seller highly recommended!

Anonymous on May 2, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THEM! Even more so in hand! Great colors, great artistry, & wonderfully unique :)

Anonymous on Apr 12, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely adorable! Hope you make more of these little guys. Very well packaged. Great seller. Thanks

Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2011

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
Prefer Paypal
Payment is due within 3 days of purchase.
If an emergency arises, please contact me.

I reserve the right to refuse a sale.
Shipping
I mail my beads via USPS First Class.
Upgrades are available upon request, I will email you with that amount.
If multiple items are ordered, I will email you with the appropriate postage amount.

I recycle the peanuts that I receive in other shipments and pack your beads in recycled bubble wrap. I ensure that you receive your beads in the same condition as when they leave my studio.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do offer refunds or exchanges, depending upon the nature of the reason for such, like damage during transit. Since each bead is made one at a time, an exact exchange is impossible. But if you do request another bead I will do my best to provide you with a similar item.
Please notify me within 7 days if there are any concerns regarding your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ's

1. Annealing makes beads indestructable.

It depends upon the bead. Solid beads can maintain a bit of abuse, however continual abuse can lead to cracking or breaking. Sculptural beads, such as my flowers or fish or other designs that are raised on the bead can break if dropped on a hard surface. Annealing the beads does add durability, however, you do need to handle them appropriatly. Beads are ornaments and should be treated that way.

Also, they are not playthings for young children. They can present a choking hazard, so keep away from the kidlets.

2. The color doesn't look the same as on the computer.

Yes, that can be true. Everyone has different monitors and sometimes the bead shows up looking a tad bit different then what was shown on the computer. I will do my best to note that a particular bead was hard to photograph due to the type of class I used, and that it may look a bit different in person than on screen. Most of the time, the actual item is way prettier!

3. Do you take special orders?

Yes, depending upon what the project is. I will be up front if my time constraints don't allow for that type of project.

4. Where did you get the volcanic ash.

I have been lucky to have been in two eruptions.
When Mt. Spurr erupted in August, 1992, I was living in Anchorage and the ash I use in my beads was collected off my car!

When Mt. Redoubt erupted this March, I collected that ash from my front yard and off the vehicles. Nikiski is 50 miles east of Mt. Redoubt. We have front row seats. What a cool once in a lifetime event. Well, maybe two or three in a lifetime event. We have 4 active volcanos across the inlet!
I did obtain some Mt. St. Helens ash that I plan to use someday. Each bead's descripton will have what ash was used.

5. Is that a REAL gold nugget?

Yes. Our friend Gary Dawkins mines recreationally and I get my gold from him. The batch of gold I have now comes from Cresent Creek, located on the Kenai Peninsula. Someday I will be doing some mining as well and offer beads that have gold I personally mined. Until then, Gary keeps me supplied!