TRAPPEDINABEADSTUDIO

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TRAPPEDINABEADSTUDIO

252 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   I have put the soapbox away! I will only say that I have been lampworking since 2000, been selling on that "big" auction site since '98. Been with Etsy off and on since, well, I can't remember the original date, but it has been a number of years now. Not always under the name trappedinabead because I woke up and realized one day that the general public thinks lampworking has something to do with fixing or making lamps. But I have gone back to trappedinabead. Had to add 2012 to it because "that username has already been taken"...DUH!! Oh well, what's a little progress and upgrading going to hurt, right?? Anyhoodles, I work a Hot Head, the smallest and least "hot" of all the torches; it is also loud and slow, but that is ok because for the most part I am also loud and slow!! And even tho it is a small torch it does what I want it to do with no complaints. I refer to my studio as the "saltmine" as only a slave would work as hard at making glass beads as me and my torch do!! All my beads are made with German, Czech, Italian or U.S. made glass ( I started out in glass as a stained glass artist; it was the leftover pieces of stained glass I refused to throw away that led me into bead making) and I anneal them in a digitally controlled kiln.( I have ten digits and it only takes two of'em to control the kiln!!) I also clean all my beads with a diamond drill bit in a rotary tool to obtain as clean and smooth a bead hole as I can accomplish.

Announcement

I have put the soapbox away! I will only say that I have been lampworking since 2000, been selling on that "big" auction site since '98. Been with Etsy off and on since, well, I can't remember the original date, but it has been a number of years now. Not always under the name trappedinabead because I woke up and realized one day that the general public thinks lampworking has something to do with fixing or making lamps. But I have gone back to trappedinabead. Had to add 2012 to it because "that username has already been taken"...DUH!! Oh well, what's a little progress and upgrading going to hurt, right?? Anyhoodles, I work a Hot Head, the smallest and least "hot" of all the torches; it is also loud and slow, but that is ok because for the most part I am also loud and slow!! And even tho it is a small torch it does what I want it to do with no complaints. I refer to my studio as the "saltmine" as only a slave would work as hard at making glass beads as me and my torch do!! All my beads are made with German, Czech, Italian or U.S. made glass ( I started out in glass as a stained glass artist; it was the leftover pieces of stained glass I refused to throw away that led me into bead making) and I anneal them in a digitally controlled kiln.( I have ten digits and it only takes two of'em to control the kiln!!) I also clean all my beads with a diamond drill bit in a rotary tool to obtain as clean and smooth a bead hole as I can accomplish.

ROBERTA OGBORN

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ROBERTA OGBORN

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Anonymous on Jul 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Another beautiful floral focal glass bead made with care.

Anonymous on Jul 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

GORGEOUS focal bead with pink flowers all over this pendant necklace.

Anonymous on Jun 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Stunningly beautiful beads with flowers and greenery --- she always makes beautiful beads!

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About

The following is what makes me tick.....

Having been born to alcoholic parents, I spent my first 18 years shuttling between foster homes, my mom or my dad, whoever was sober at the time and "educational" institutions. Of course I have Issues!! But then, don't we all? We all carry baggage from past experiences, the only difference is in what we decide is worth carrying. So I am slowly getting rid of my "baggage"; can't resent things forever, dontchno? or you just go coo-coo. My artwork in glass, oil, fabric, threads, etc,etc,etc, oh, look, there goes a chicken!!.........is what has always sustained what little sanity I have left and I am just now really beginning to enjoy my sense of humor and experiences as all of those things combined is what makes me the artist I am today. And ya'no what?? I like me!! You don't personally know me, so I can't say that you "like me" but I can certainly hope you like my work as it is all done with love and devotion to the best quality product I can make. Now, I'm gonna go catch that damn chicken.....

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  • aka Bobbi O.

    Owner, I Do It All Bay Bee!

    Short bio huh? I am physically short and that is the only thing short about me. Raised in foster homes, graduated from a convent school in 1964, 2 boys, 4 husbands (too much info??) college AS in Ceramic Sciences, live with my sis, 4 cats and 1 dog.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 30, 2012
Welcome to the Trappedinabead Studio. Sit down, have a cuppa and enjoy the sites!

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Payment
Paypal is the only option I use for payment at this time.
Shipping
I ship in well padded packages 1-3 business days after receiving payment and always with a tracking number.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take extreme closeups with sizes on the picture or in the discription (often with a ruler showing) and do not list any bead or other artwork with ANY sort of flaw, therefore I do not make refunds.
Additional policies and FAQs
I take great pleasure and pride in creating my artwork, therefore you may be assured that anything I sell will be of the finist quality I can make. I always love to try new concepts with my materials, so if you have any suggestions for designs or colors, feel free to let me know twhat they are. I am confident that together we can come up with just exactly what it is you desire.