AnnieAlta

Lampwork Beads and Jewelry

Bellevue, Washington 18 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (8)

AnnieAlta

Lampwork Beads and Jewelry

Bellevue, Washington | 18 Sales

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Annie Alta

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Annie Alta

Announcement    Hello and welcome to my Etsy shop.

For ten years I've been crafting one-of-a-kind lampwork beads here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I sell individual beads and finished jewelry at craft shows and here on Etsy.

One could string handmade jewelry to the moon and back, so why is Annie Alta jewelry different? The beauty is in the lampwork beads themselves. Each bead and necklace is unique. I create the beads, then craft a necklace that showcases those beads for a one-of-a-kind product.

The lampworking process begins with choosing glass-compatible colors and composition. The glass is worked in a 4800-degree oxygen/propane flame, I melt colors layer by layer then apply shaping and rounding techniques. Then the bead slowly cools in a kiln over 8 hours to stabilize the glass molecules.

Been working with hot glass for ten years now and it is my paradise found. Making something beautiful for you or someone you love makes me happy. So blessed by fellow lampworkers, jewelers, and customers.

Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for supporting lampworkers and valuing our products. You are our oxygen!

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Last updated on Jan 11, 2020

Hello and welcome to my Etsy shop.

For ten years I've been crafting one-of-a-kind lampwork beads here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I sell individual beads and finished jewelry at craft shows and here on Etsy.

One could string handmade jewelry to the moon and back, so why is Annie Alta jewelry different? The beauty is in the lampwork beads themselves. Each bead and necklace is unique. I create the beads, then craft a necklace that showcases those beads for a one-of-a-kind product.

The lampworking process begins with choosing glass-compatible colors and composition. The glass is worked in a 4800-degree oxygen/propane flame, I melt colors layer by layer then apply shaping and rounding techniques. Then the bead slowly cools in a kiln over 8 hours to stabilize the glass molecules.

Been working with hot glass for ten years now and it is my paradise found. Making something beautiful for you or someone you love makes me happy. So blessed by fellow lampworkers, jewelers, and customers.

Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for supporting lampworkers and valuing our products. You are our oxygen!

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About AnnieAlta

Sales 18
On Etsy since 2017

The Story of Annie Alta

I Love the flame. How can melted glass be so obstinately stubborn and un-malleable, then poof! - beautiful beads appear from the flame? Magic. No other explanation.

My name is Val. I started lampworking in 2010 to honor my mom and the strong beautiful women who helped shape my soul. The shop's name (Annie Alta) pays tribute to Aunt Ann, who loved to sketch flowers and trees, and Gramma Alta, who was the essence of steadfast compassion, faith, love and positivity to everyone around her.

I hope you like my work. If you are a jeweler and want a special bead or bead set for a project, let me know and I'll see if I can make them. If you are planning a wedding and want custom beads or necklaces in your wedding colors, or a mom/daughter necklace set, let me know.

Thank you for visiting. Be safe. Stay strong. Remember what matters. Be kind to you always.

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  • Annie Alta - Val

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    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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