amusebeads

bead embroidery, lampwork beads, and other musings

North Carolina, United States · 44 Sales

amusebeads

bead embroidery, lampwork beads, and other musings

North Carolina, United States 44 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

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!

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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!

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Jill

Jill on Sep 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very pretty beads, worked perfectly for my design. Thank you!

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About

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.

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  • Glenda

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 5, 2012
Welcome to AmuseBeads! All beaded beads, lampwork beads and jewelry are handmade by me. They express many facets of my personality, from fun and playful to more serious and sophisticated. So browse around, there is something to fit your every mood.

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Payment
I accept PayPal and direct checkout. Payment is due within two days, shipping will be within two days of payment. North Carolina residents will be charged sales tax.
Shipping
I will only ship to the address provided by Paypal. NO EXCEPTIONS. I ship via first class USPS with delivery confirmation within the US. Insurance is available for a small fee upon request, for domestic shipping.

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
Please let me know ASAP if you item is damaged in transit or does not arrive within a reasonable amount of time. I strive for 100% satisfaction with your purchase. However, if you are disappointed, please CONTACT ME within 7 days and we will work out a suitable return/ refund/ exchange arrangement. For returns, buyer pays return shipping. When I receive the item (in original condition) I will issue a full refund, minus initial shipping charges. YOU HAVE 7 DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF THE ITEM TO REQUEST A RETURN.
Additional policies and FAQs
PLEASE NOTE: I do my best to accurately represent my work in my photographs, but am unable to control differences in color settings on computer monitors. Please read the description very carefully. Also, some colors/ and finishes are very hard to photograph. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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.