AnnieAlta

Handmade Lampwork Beads, Bead Sets and Jewelry

Bellevue, Washington

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Welcome to my shop! I offer free shipping over $35, and will gladly combine shipping. If you see a bead or bead set you like, I'll gladly create a custom necklace or bracelet from it.

If you would like to change out a clasp from magnetic to claw or from smaller to larger or vice-versa, let me know. I tuck in pony lacing cord with your bead order to line the beads for a snugger fit on a headpin or wire. Alternately, I can pre-line your beads before I ship them, let me know!

My passion is creating smaller, delicate, encased floral beads - a technique that's taken years to learn. Each glass color has a different viscosity, different levels of heat tolerance, and different reactions to heat and other colors. Building tiny layers of glass requires a steady hand and attention to detail in the flame. All beads are kiln-annealed overnight and drill cleaned.

Thank you for stopping by. Especially thank you for coming to Etsy to seek out and support small businesses. You have kept me going when local shows and venues had to cancel month after month. How very grateful I am for your purchases. Here's to brighter days ahead with even more love and laughter, hugs, and gratitude.

An extra special thank you for supporting lampworkers and valuing our products. You truly are our oxygen.

Val

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Last updated on Feb 17, 2021

Welcome to my shop! I offer free shipping over $35, and will gladly combine shipping. If you see a bead or bead set you like, I'll gladly create a custom necklace or bracelet from it.

If you would like to change out a clasp from magnetic to claw or from smaller to larger or vice-versa, let me know. I tuck in pony lacing cord with your bead order to line the beads for a snugger fit on a headpin or wire. Alternately, I can pre-line your beads before I ship them, let me know!

My passion is creating smaller, delicate, encased floral beads - a technique that's taken years to learn. Each glass color has a different viscosity, different levels of heat tolerance, and different reactions to heat and other colors. Building tiny layers of glass requires a steady hand and attention to detail in the flame. All beads are kiln-annealed overnight and drill cleaned.

Thank you for stopping by. Especially thank you for coming to Etsy to seek out and support small businesses. You have kept me going when local shows and venues had to cancel month after month. How very grateful I am for your purchases. Here's to brighter days ahead with even more love and laughter, hugs, and gratitude.

An extra special thank you for supporting lampworkers and valuing our products. You truly are our oxygen.

Val

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About AnnieAlta

Sales 197
On Etsy since 2017

The Story of Annie Alta

I Love the flame. I love painting tiny pictures with hot glass.

Hello, my name is Val. I started lampworking in 2010 to honor my mom and the strong beautiful women who taught me so much growing up. The shop's name (Annie Alta) is part Aunt Ann, who loved to sketch flowers and trees, and Gramma Alta, a constant comforting presence of steadfast compassion, faith, love, and positivity to everyone around her.

Many of my customers are jewelry artists and make simply stunning creations. If you want a special bead or bead set for a project, or hope to see certain colors or color combinations in my listings, drop me a note. No obligation to purchase, of course. If you are planning a wedding, we could create custom floral pieces for the ladies in the family or the wedding party using wedding colors. For a birthday, holiday or special occasion, a custom artisan lampwork jewelry piece is truly a keepsake.

Thank you for visiting. Be safe. Stay strong. Remember what matters. We've all been through so much this year. Be kind to you always.

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  • Annie Alta - Valerie Coxon

    Owner

    Lampworker since 2011. Living a blessed life working with hot glass, jewelry, and my wonderful customers. Gaining wisdom, patience, and great reflexes one hot bead at a time.

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2020
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Custom and personalized orders

I can extend the length of any necklace by adding a color-coordinated chain at the neck. Just tell me how much longer you need it to be.

I can stamp initials or a short word or two on a color-coordinated metal charm and attach it at the clasp.

I can change any clasp from a magnet clasp to a color-coordinated toggle, lobster, or hook and eye.

I'll gladly create a custom necklace or bracelet from any bead set listed here.