AbigailCastagnaro

Handmade Glass Lampwork Beads in Petersham MA

29 Sales

AbigailCastagnaro

Handmade Glass Lampwork Beads in Petersham MA

29 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Abigail Castagnaro

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Abigail Castagnaro

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Anonymous on Jul 18, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Incredible! So delicate and so beautiful. This will make a wonderful necklace.

Anonymous on Jul 6, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely little bead, fast shipment, gift with purchase. What more could you ask for ? This seller has it all!

Anonymous on Jul 5, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

This was a gift for my best friend, she loved it! Thank you!

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 1, 2012

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Payment
Paypal is my prefered payment.
Shipping
Each of the items purchased from my shop are placed in a handmade paper cube filled with sphagnum moss then placed into bubble mailer envelope. Items in stock ship within 2 days of order unless otherwise stated in orders description. Please contact me if you would like to upgrade your shipping method.

If the item is lost during shipping it is the responsibility of the buyer, not mine. No refund will be given for items lost.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a something wrong with your purchase, I will gladly refund your money or allow an exchange if notified within one week of arrival. After one week, no refunds will be given. The refund will only cover the cost of the item/s and not shipping. If it's buyer's remorse, I can not help you.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ

"Do you make all of your beads?"
Every one of the beads listed in my shop are made entirely by me. Many of the designs are strictly my own and some are techniques that have been used for thousands of years.

"How do I know that my glass bead wont break?"
To insure durability I anneal each of my glass creations in my kiln. If taken care of properly, my glass beads will last many generations.

"Where do you buy your supplies?"
I try to the best of my ability to buy local at all possibilities. This does not exclude my hobbies. I buy 60% of my glass from a small father-and-son local supplier.

"How are glass beads made?"
Each one of my glass creations is made in a torch that can reach temperatures well over 1000 degrees. I then take glass "rods" of different sizes and colors and melt them to form dots, lines, and many other designs. I also like to use fine silver foil to create strange and beautiful effects.

"How are your fine silver pendants made?"
The pendants are entirely made by me. I take silver in a raw form, shape it and play around with different designs. When I have a design I like I place it in my kiln, cook it at almost 1800 degrees and are then left with a solid fine silver pendant.

"How are your glass terrariums made?"
I use the exact same method to make my terrariums as I do my lampwork beads. The necklace terrariums are entirely made of glass that I blow out, shape and form, and design. The terrarium necklaces are my own unique and signature design that you wont find any where else.