PolychromeBeads

Fine Handmade Lampwork Beads and Handmade Jewellry

California, United States · 1108 Sales

PolychromeBeads

Fine Handmade Lampwork Beads and Handmade Jewellry

California, United States 1108 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(688)

Announcement   I am a self-representing artist and have been making glass beads for about fifteen 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!

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 9, 2016

I am a self-representing artist and have been making glass beads for about fifteen 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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Aimee Milan

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(688)
rachaelarden

rachaelarden on Sep 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these beads. Beautiful colors. Wished I had more beads in smaller size. They are perfect color scheme to match so many things.

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Updates

Shawl Pins! I made these in the last week, in sterling and copper wire - and of course with a cool lampwork bead!
Made some great new headpins last week! Three new sets now listed on Etsy.
I had a great day yesterday at the torch! Look at the wonderful beads that came out of my kiln. These will be cleaned and photographed over the next week - watch for them here on Etsy or on eBay!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 21, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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!
Refunds 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.
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!