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aventurinedream

colorful lampwork glass beads and whimsical jewelry

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 77 Sales

aventurinedream

colorful lampwork glass beads and whimsical jewelry

Minneapolis, Minnesota 77 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars
(59)

Announcement   Aventurine Dream is whimsical lampwork glass beads & jewelry. Cat beads, bird beads & other lampwork critters. Fun earrings, glass rings, pendants & beads for jewelry projects or charm bracelets.

Many of my beads are cat beads inspired by own two cats but I also do bird beads, fish beads, and other animal beads and I enjoy making fun animal amulets and talismans: Japanese lucky cats, colorful scarabs and more.

Handmade lampwork glass means I'm melting colored glass rods in a flame and shaping them into beads, buttons, rings, etc. All the decoration is glass - fine lines are "drawn" on with filaments of glass. Like my Aventurine Dream Facebook page and you can see some pictures of my studio and me in action making a lampwork bird bead there.

I make all the assembled glass bead jewelry you see in my shop: beaded bracelets or pendants that feature my handmade lampwork beads, cat dangle earrings and bird dangle earrings made with sterling silver findings.
I hope something in my shop will make you smile.

Announcement

Aventurine Dream is whimsical lampwork glass beads & jewelry. Cat beads, bird beads & other lampwork critters. Fun earrings, glass rings, pendants & beads for jewelry projects or charm bracelets.

Many of my beads are cat beads inspired by own two cats but I also do bird beads, fish beads, and other animal beads and I enjoy making fun animal amulets and talismans: Japanese lucky cats, colorful scarabs and more.

Handmade lampwork glass means I'm melting colored glass rods in a flame and shaping them into beads, buttons, rings, etc. All the decoration is glass - fine lines are "drawn" on with filaments of glass. Like my Aventurine Dream Facebook page and you can see some pictures of my studio and me in action making a lampwork bird bead there.

I make all the assembled glass bead jewelry you see in my shop: beaded bracelets or pendants that feature my handmade lampwork beads, cat dangle earrings and bird dangle earrings made with sterling silver findings.
I hope something in my shop will make you smile.

Heidi Hardner

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Heidi Hardner

Reviews

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Deb Gurden

Deb Gurden on Sep 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot praise Heidi enough for her work. I am SO pleased with the jewellery she has made for me-absolutely fabulous! Thanks Heidi!

Deb Gurden

Deb Gurden on Sep 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot praise Heidi enough for her work. I am SO pleased with the jewellery she has made for me-absolutely fabulous! Thanks Heidi!

Deb Gurden

Deb Gurden on Sep 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot praise Heidi enough for her work. I am SO pleased with the jewellery she has made for me-absolutely fabulous! Thanks Heidi!

Deb Gurden

Deb Gurden on Sep 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot praise Heidi enough for her work. I am SO pleased with the jewellery she has made for me-absolutely fabulous! Thanks Heidi!

Anonymous on Aug 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Item received-WOW-hope you can get more of this glass! Thanks!

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About

happy lampwork animal beads to make you smile

I've been making handmade lampwork glass beads for over fifteen years but I settled into a permanent studio space as Aventurine Dream LLC in 2004 and just opened up my etsy shop at the end of 2011.

I especially enjoy making colorful, happy animal beads. Many are cat beads (inspired by my own cats Aurora and Nokomis). But I also do birds, parrots, fish, whales and other creatures. I like making a play on traditional animal amulets and talismans - for example with my Japanese lucky cats (maneki neko) or my colorful scarabs. I like to feel my beads are little "persons" with personalities and special powers.

I love the bright colors and optical properties of the glass. I have fun making colorful beads of all kinds: decorated spacers, large hole charm bracelet beads, leaf and flower beads, etc. But in truth I tend to think of these "other" beads as accessories for "my guys".

I make individual beads suitable for use in your own jewelry projects or to wear on a European-style charm bracelet. I also make finished jewelry: dangle earrings, glass rings, beaded bracelets and pendants. I've even been known to make buttons and cabinet knobs.

I hope something in my shop will make you smile!

If you are interested to keep up with what's happening in my studio you might like to subscribe to my blog and like my Facebook page.

And if you want to learn more about how my beads are made you might check out the tutorial I contributed to the summer 2012 issue of The Glass Bead, the ISGB magazine.

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Shop members

  • Heidi Hardner

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Bill

    Tech Support

  • Aurora

    Tech Support Assistant

  • Nokomis

    Supermodel

Shop policies

Last updated on September 16, 2012
Welcome to the Aventurine Dream shop.

I want you to be happy with your purchase so please check out these policies carefully before you buy.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Pay Pal and credit card payment through Etsy.
Shipping
I ship by USPS from Minneapolis, MN.

I can do expedited shipping by special request, for an additional charge. Convo me if you have a special shipping request.

International customers: your parcel may be subject to taxes, customs duty or other administrative fees. These fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the price of the item.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you aren't happy you can return your purchase for a full refund. Contact me as soon as possible if you aren't satisfied with your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Convo or email me if you have a custom request for which I don't have a listing.