amusebeads

bead embroidery, lampwork beads, and other musings

Mount Airy, North Carolina · 50 Sales

amusebeads

bead embroidery, lampwork beads, and other musings

Mount Airy, North Carolina 50 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(20)

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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Diane G

Diane G on Aug 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Blue and fuschia are an awesome combination! The lamp work beads have a fun swirl and glow. Great communication.

reskochris

reskochris on Oct 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work and amazing customer service! I needed a bead for a very specific and special gift. Can't thank you enough for going above and beyond to deliver a product that means the world to us.

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.

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