PolychromeBeads

Fine Handmade Lampwork Beads and Handmade Jewellry

Hayward, California · 1242 Sales

PolychromeBeads

Fine Handmade Lampwork Beads and Handmade Jewellry

Hayward, California 1242 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(758)

Announcement   I am a self-representing artist and have been making glass beads for about seventeen years now. I have been an artist for much, much longer (don't even ask how long - it might give away my age!). My beads are made using a technique called "lampworking". The glass is melted in a VERY VERY hot flame and "wound" onto a metal rod, called a mandrel, that has previously been coated with a clay-like substance called a release. When all the decoration is finished the bead, still on the mandrel and still very hot, is placed into a 965-degree kiln to "anneal" overnight. This allows the glass to get to the same temperature throughout, and then cool down slowly to prevent cracking. Beads that are not annealed can be little "time bombs" waiting to crack!

I also have a website, www.polychromebeads.com, where you will find links to my auctions, gallery pages of past work, and my bloggy ramblings!

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Last updated on Apr 17, 2018

I am a self-representing artist and have been making glass beads for about seventeen years now. I have been an artist for much, much longer (don't even ask how long - it might give away my age!). My beads are made using a technique called "lampworking". The glass is melted in a VERY VERY hot flame and "wound" onto a metal rod, called a mandrel, that has previously been coated with a clay-like substance called a release. When all the decoration is finished the bead, still on the mandrel and still very hot, is placed into a 965-degree kiln to "anneal" overnight. This allows the glass to get to the same temperature throughout, and then cool down slowly to prevent cracking. Beads that are not annealed can be little "time bombs" waiting to crack!

I also have a website, www.polychromebeads.com, where you will find links to my auctions, gallery pages of past work, and my bloggy ramblings!

Aimee Milan

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 21, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase! I will gladly refund your purchase (less shipping) for any reason - make sure you contact me within 2 weeks to arrange the return.
Payment
Payment via PayPal within 3 days please. Sales tax is applicable on purchases shipped to California addresses.
Shipping
I ship via USPS First Class mail, within 48 hours of receiving confirmation of payment. I ship on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - other days if it fits in the schedule!
Additional policies and FAQs
I am willing to put items on Hold or Reserve for you - but if you wait too long I will bug you about it! I do have a policy of no Holds or Reserves during Sales or on sale items. If you have questions about any of my work please don't hesitate to ask!