Mperaza

Peraza Bead & Jewelry Glass Art Studio

North Carolina, United States · 227 Sales

Mperaza

Peraza Bead & Jewelry Glass Art Studio

North Carolina, United States 227 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Marilyn Peraza

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Carol

Carol on Oct 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, Marilyn, for your video showing how to make beautiful glass roses! I really appreciate it.

Carol

Carol on Oct 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I am so glad this artist has shared her wonderful tutorial on making rose murini and how to apply the murini onto a bead. The roses look so real and beautiful. Thank you, Marilyn.

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About

Melting Glass to create beautiful wearable art...

I have dabbled in many art mediums throughout my life, but I have always been involved in beads and jewelry making (as far back as I can remember). As a young girl, my father would bring home wonderfully colored telephone wire, and I would fashion the wire into jewelry pieces with various beads for myself and my friends. Growing up, I was also very intrigued watching glass blowers make intricate sculptures and designs with glass. It wasn’t until one holiday season when I became interested in making my own glass beads, and received a Hot Head Torch and kit as a Christmas present. Melting and manipulating glass quickly became my passion.

Each glass bead is created one at a time using the age old craft known as lampworking. In the Victorian era, the flame from candles (lamps) were used to heat and melt the glass to form the beads. Today, torches are used to melt the glass. Steel mandrels are coated with a special release to wind the glass around to form the basic bead. Once the glass is wound around the mandrel and the bead is formed, additional colors of glass are heated and manipulated in such a way to create designs. When the bead is complete, it is placed into a digitally controlled kiln and annealed overnight to reduce any stress within the glass, and to ensure lasting durability of the bead.

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  • Marilyn Peraza

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    I am a self representing artist (SRA) and have been making glass beads since the late 1990's. My beads are made in the flame of a torch by me, in my studio located in the Raleigh area of North Carolina. Each bead is unique, and is a wearable work

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Last updated on October 7, 2011

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I prefer payment via paypal and prefer it to be made upon your placing your order or within 3 days of purchase. If you need to send via a different method, please contact me prior to placing your order to make arrangements. International customers must pay via paypal and orders will be shipped to confirmed address shown on paypal payment.
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Shipping in the USA is priority mail. If you pay via paypal, I will ship the item to the address on the paypal account. If you pay via another method (i.e. check), your item will ship to the address shown on the check. International customer please ask me for shipping fees if not specified within the listing.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and exchanges must be requested and approved within 3 days of receipt of your item. The item must be returned in the exact condition it was shipped to you. Refunds will not be made until the item(s) is returned and verified to be in the condition it was sent to you and all funds have cleared. There are no refunds or exchanges for custom orders. Refunds are made via the same method as your original payment (i.e. if by paypal, then refund is by paypal; if by check, refund is also by check). Refunds will be given less shipping & handling fees (even if no extra fee was charged at time of purchase, the actual fee to ship your item will be deducted from your refund). Buyer is responsible for all shipping fees.
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Since my prices are already very low (at or below wholesale) I can not offer any further discount on these individual items. Custom orders in larger quantities may qualify for lower wholesale pricing, please inquire if you are interested in purchasing in quantity.