Announcement Welcome to Amuse Beads! All items are handmade by me. My work is eclectic and I work in several media, so you never know what you will see next!
Welcome to Amuse Beads! All items are handmade by me. My work is eclectic and I work in several media, so you never know what you will see next!
Joyce Hansen on Nov 8, 2015
love the colors and the quality
The muse has a wild and vivid imagination...
It all started when I was a child...
OK, OK. I have been making things since I was little. But the paper zoo animals and mud pie furniture of my childhood bear absolutely no resemblance to what I make now. I mean, who in their right mind would let a kid play with FIRE?
But, essentially, that's what I do. I melt glass at extremely high temperatures and form it and decorate it to become glass beads (lampwork). Occasionally I use my beads to make one of a kind earrings and jewelry. And when the weather turns too cold to torch (lampworking requires ventilation to the outside) I do bead embroidery or beadweaving. You could say I'm the hands for the voices in my head. Because sometimes, the voices have really AMAZING ideas.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Daydreamer, Wanderer
Actually, that's a portrait of my torch. It's OK, it does most of the work anyway. While it's flaming away, melting glass in it's 1200 degree fire, I'm staring into the flame, hypnotized, and daydreaming.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS- Please contact me for a shipping quote before purchasing an item. Because of the wide variety of items I make (and the large differences in their weights) I can't have a standard international shipping fee. I ship first class international, please understand that it may take up to 5-6 weeks for delivery of your items. However, most take far less than that.
Please indicate if you wish to have insurance or tracking numbers. Cost will be significantly higher for shipping.
Customs duty, VAT, and any other taxes/handling fees that are imposed by your country for importing goods, are the buyer's responsibility. I will accurately represent the value of the goods being shipped on the customs form.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
I am able to make many of these styles in many different colors. Feel free to contact me with custom requests, and I (I mean, my muse) will see what we can do.