MonasLampwork

Lampwork beads, handmade jewelry, and tutorials

Windsor, Canada · 3458 Sales

MonasLampwork

Lampwork beads, handmade jewelry, and tutorials

Windsor, Canada 3458 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(2283)

Announcement   Hello and welcome to my shop! Please stay and shop as long as you wish. I hope you see something you like, if not please check back later, as I add items every day!

Here you will find my handmade lampwork beads, tutorials and kits, my latest jewelry designs, a huge selection of colors of ceramic spacers, and my newest collection of Czech glass beads - priced to sell!

In my jewelry section you will find most of my designs use my handmade lampwork, metal, seed bead, and copper components. My goal is to use all handmade components in my earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. I also encourage custom work - maybe there is a project we can work on together!

Please shop with confidence - your satisfaction is my first priority! I try to represent the beads from different angles in my pictures and write a description with details. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact me so we can work out a solution. I ship daily so you won't have to wait any longer than necessary for your purchase and I will also combine shipping for more than one item so you won't have extra shipping charges.

All of the lampwork beads in my shop are made by me, one by one, in my home studio. If you see something you would like in a special size, different color, or have a design suggestion, please let me know. I will do custom orders, time permitting.
And for the record - the beads you see pictured are the ones you are purchasing, not something "just like" or "similar"
In my "finished jewelry" section you will also find some of my giant large hole beads. They are vintage-looking lampworked art glass with hand forged mixed metal components. Each piece is unique and all are created by hand using mostly old world methods. First the bead is made by melting glass with a torch into a specific shape and design using various colors of glass and techniques. Then the finished bead is kiln annealed for lasting strength. After this process is complete, the metal components are hand forged to fit the size and coloring of the bead. Bead caps are cut from various metals - copper, brass, or silver - and then manipulated by hammering or etching a pattern and then a patina is added for warmth. I enjoy mixing colors of metal depending on the colors of the bead itself. When this process is complete and a desired look is obtained, the finished caps and bead are assembled using tubing that then rivets all the pieces in place. These treasures range in size and make wonderful pendants.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 6, 2016

Hello and welcome to my shop! Please stay and shop as long as you wish. I hope you see something you like, if not please check back later, as I add items every day!

Here you will find my handmade lampwork beads, tutorials and kits, my latest jewelry designs, a huge selection of colors of ceramic spacers, and my newest collection of Czech glass beads - priced to sell!

In my jewelry section you will find most of my designs use my handmade lampwork, metal, seed bead, and copper components. My goal is to use all handmade components in my earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. I also encourage custom work - maybe there is a project we can work on together!

Please shop with confidence - your satisfaction is my first priority! I try to represent the beads from different angles in my pictures and write a description with details. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact me so we can work out a solution. I ship daily so you won't have to wait any longer than necessary for your purchase and I will also combine shipping for more than one item so you won't have extra shipping charges.

All of the lampwork beads in my shop are made by me, one by one, in my home studio. If you see something you would like in a special size, different color, or have a design suggestion, please let me know. I will do custom orders, time permitting.
And for the record - the beads you see pictured are the ones you are purchasing, not something "just like" or "similar"
In my "finished jewelry" section you will also find some of my giant large hole beads. They are vintage-looking lampworked art glass with hand forged mixed metal components. Each piece is unique and all are created by hand using mostly old world methods. First the bead is made by melting glass with a torch into a specific shape and design using various colors of glass and techniques. Then the finished bead is kiln annealed for lasting strength. After this process is complete, the metal components are hand forged to fit the size and coloring of the bead. Bead caps are cut from various metals - copper, brass, or silver - and then manipulated by hammering or etching a pattern and then a patina is added for warmth. I enjoy mixing colors of metal depending on the colors of the bead itself. When this process is complete and a desired look is obtained, the finished caps and bead are assembled using tubing that then rivets all the pieces in place. These treasures range in size and make wonderful pendants.

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2283)
Monica Rice Harlan

Monica Rice Harlan on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing!!! Just beautiful and look beautiful with the project fit which I bought them; but, wow, they look lo good with so many others ... of your beads and others. Love them, Mona!! You're in my top three on Etsy!! Thanks so much, Mona. ??????

Monica Rice Harlan

Monica Rice Harlan on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these, too!!! Great shape and color. Thru look like fossil. Thanks for the superior customer rada you always provide. That's what makes your customer's roast customers; and:,

Monica Rice Harlan

Monica Rice Harlan on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are great, Mona! Love the color. Just a lovely organic look to them. Thanks again for carrying these and passing them down to us!

Monica Rice Harlan

Monica Rice Harlan on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these Picasso Czech Glass beads. Such a beautiful & versatile color. Thanks again for passing them along to your customers. :)

Monica Rice Harlan

Monica Rice Harlan on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these ... I've become addicted to Czech, Picasso finished beads. Thanks for offering them in your store!!

Monica Rice Harlan

Monica Rice Harlan on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wow ... love, love, love these beads!! You're such a talent at what you do ... I just adore your artistic style!! Thanks so much, as always!! Also for the goodies. ?

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About

Lampwork beads and hand made jewelry

My Etsy shop started out as a place where jewelry designers and lampwork bead collectors could purchase unique hand made glass beads. I enjoy the whole process very much, from purchasing all the wonderful American, Italian, and German glass from various manufacturers, to the design stage where I jot down ideas and color combinations that I have been working on, and then on to the torch where I get to apply my concepts to glass or sometimes take off on another totally different tangent!

Along the way, metalsmithing became a necessary addition to my own jewelry making process. I work mostly in copper – much of it is recycled. I find copper easy to work with and I like the way it's color compliments my style of lampwork beads. I have been acquiring the tools of the trade and have broadened my scope from just making lampwork beads into making my own line of copper components for use in my own jewelry which I now sell in my shop, but mostly at juried art fairs around our city and near by.

Select Juried Shows:
Art in the Park – Windsor, Ontario
Made in Windsor – Windsor, Ontario
Art by the River – Amherstburg, Ontario
Winter Wonders – Birmingham, Michigan
Bead Bonanza – Southfield, Michigan
LUV Local – Windsor, Ontario
Bead and Button Show - Milwaukee, WI

I hope you take some time to look around my shop and that you will find a piece to add to your collection or a unique lamp work bead/set to design with. I also welcome custom work if you have something special in mind. Just convo me and we can work together to make your concept a reality! There is never any obligation to the customer when I take on a custom order. Before I list the finished order for purchase, pictures are sent out for your approval. If it’s not to your liking, no worries, we can continue working together to make it just right or I can always list it for sale in my shop. Custom orders tend to stretch my creativity and allow the customer to realize their own artistic design – a win-win for everyone!

One of the things I love most about Etsy is the worldwide connection to so many people through the conversation tool and feedback with so many wonderful customers! I never dreamed I'd have customers from all over the world and that an online shop could be so warm and gratifying!

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    Lampwork beads and handmade jewelry

Shop policies

Last updated on January 22, 2014
Welcome to my Etsy store! I hope you like what you see and will come back often as I post new listings daily.

Lampworking is my passion and I steal time from almost anywhere to get to my torch. I hope that passion shows in my work and guarantee a pleasant experience in my shop! I want you to enjoy my beads as much as I enjoy making them!

Accepted payment methods

Payment
All prices are in US dollars. I accept payment using Paypal. It's fast, easy and safe to use Paypal. CREDIT CARD payments are welcome at Paypal, and you do not need a Paypal account to do this. Simply click Paypal option when you checkout and select the "credit card" option then follow the payment instruction on your Etsy Order Invoice. You will receive an email from paypal once your payment has been made.

Payment is expected upon checkout. If you would like to shop over a period of about a week, let me know and I will combine shipping costs for you.
Shipping
I ship daily, Monday through Friday a.m. Your beads will be wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a padded mailing envelope to the address stated on your Paypal account unless you advise otherwise.

International Buyers – Please Note:

Import duties, customs taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is my top priority. If for any reason you are not happy please let me know within 48 hrs. of receiving your beads and I will gladly refund your money or replace/exchange your beads. I want your experience in my shop to be a pleasant one!
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders. We will work together to make your vision. I will send you pictures before listing for you to purchase to make sure it's exactly what you had in mind!