BeadsButtonsDichroic

Beads Buttons and Dichroic

1179 Sales

BeadsButtonsDichroic

Beads Buttons and Dichroic

1179 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(636)

Announcement   Right now, I am generally shipping very early Tuesday mornings and on Fridays.

This is my shop for dichroic cabochons. You can also check my Outlet shop (BEADS BUTTONS OUTLET) where I am listing older cabochons at 20% off the original price. Look in the section, called (appropriately) Dichroic Cabochons. I refire some of the older cabs, so they may never get to outlet shop but it does have a selection of lower priced work.

Moe from Hawaii, a polymer clay artist well known in the polymer clay community, suggested that there is a market for dichroic cabochons. She uses dichroic and polymer clay cabs for bead embroidery. Http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlohaMoeSets is one of her shops.

Dichroic glass is extremely hard to photograph. I have tried to eliminate glare but I am not always successful. Some of the pictures are extreme closeups and they look much better in person, when you view the pieces at a "normal" distance.

I sell completed dichroic jewelry in my main shop (Beads Buttons and More) but this shop is for fused dichroic cabochons. Fusing dichroic is a real challenge. I love fusing glass - it is really cool to see what comes out of the kiln. You create something with pieces of glass and it never comes out the way it goes in. I always have great hopes for each piece, but the range that comes out of the kiln runs the gamut from Wow! to Yuck! - through "Excellent", "Very Good", "Good", "Not Bad", "Bleh", and "Awful". I have a very small (4" square") kiln so I can only fuse 4 or 5 pieces at a time. The fusing process takes about an hour, and then another two hours for the kiln to cool down before I can take the glass out. The whole object is to get more Wow! pieces than Yuck! pieces. It is extremely disheartening when all the pieces are "Awful" or "Yuk", and it is a delight when all 4 pieces are at least "Excellent". That doesn't happen as often as I would like. Because of this, if you buy a piece and decide that you really don't like it, you can return it for credit.

I have also adjusted the measurements to the closest size. I am using a digital caliper to measure the pieces and "27 mm x 27 mm" made more sense than "26.78 mm by 27.14 mm". If accuracy is extremely important when you make a purchase, I can measure the pieces again for you.

I updated my self-portrait as of June 2015. Now you can recognize me if we meet on the street.

I try to ship the same day or the next day after I receive the order. That doesn't always happen.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 16, 2016

Right now, I am generally shipping very early Tuesday mornings and on Fridays.

This is my shop for dichroic cabochons. You can also check my Outlet shop (BEADS BUTTONS OUTLET) where I am listing older cabochons at 20% off the original price. Look in the section, called (appropriately) Dichroic Cabochons. I refire some of the older cabs, so they may never get to outlet shop but it does have a selection of lower priced work.

Moe from Hawaii, a polymer clay artist well known in the polymer clay community, suggested that there is a market for dichroic cabochons. She uses dichroic and polymer clay cabs for bead embroidery. Http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlohaMoeSets is one of her shops.

Dichroic glass is extremely hard to photograph. I have tried to eliminate glare but I am not always successful. Some of the pictures are extreme closeups and they look much better in person, when you view the pieces at a "normal" distance.

I sell completed dichroic jewelry in my main shop (Beads Buttons and More) but this shop is for fused dichroic cabochons. Fusing dichroic is a real challenge. I love fusing glass - it is really cool to see what comes out of the kiln. You create something with pieces of glass and it never comes out the way it goes in. I always have great hopes for each piece, but the range that comes out of the kiln runs the gamut from Wow! to Yuck! - through "Excellent", "Very Good", "Good", "Not Bad", "Bleh", and "Awful". I have a very small (4" square") kiln so I can only fuse 4 or 5 pieces at a time. The fusing process takes about an hour, and then another two hours for the kiln to cool down before I can take the glass out. The whole object is to get more Wow! pieces than Yuck! pieces. It is extremely disheartening when all the pieces are "Awful" or "Yuk", and it is a delight when all 4 pieces are at least "Excellent". That doesn't happen as often as I would like. Because of this, if you buy a piece and decide that you really don't like it, you can return it for credit.

I have also adjusted the measurements to the closest size. I am using a digital caliper to measure the pieces and "27 mm x 27 mm" made more sense than "26.78 mm by 27.14 mm". If accuracy is extremely important when you make a purchase, I can measure the pieces again for you.

I updated my self-portrait as of June 2015. Now you can recognize me if we meet on the street.

I try to ship the same day or the next day after I receive the order. That doesn't always happen.

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(636)
Shannon Hall

Shannon Hall on Jun 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Really lovely work & great prices. Thank you!

Rhonda Teris

Rhonda Teris on May 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous cabochon! The colors are deep and the light catches them perfectly! Will definitely be purchasing more of these!

Sharayah Sheldon

Sharayah Sheldon on May 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Superb customer service, shipment and quality of the cabochon!

Sharayah Sheldon

Sharayah Sheldon on May 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome cabochon for my beadwork... fun and funky!

Sharayah Sheldon

Sharayah Sheldon on May 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love the vivid colors, abstract design!

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 4, 2015
This is my shop for dichroic cabochons. Moe from Hawaii, a polymer clay artist well known in the polymer clay community, suggested that there is a market for dichroic cabochons. She uses dichroic and polymer clay cabs for bead embroidery. Http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlohaMoeSets is one of her shops

Dichroic glass is extremely hard to photograph. I have tried to eliminate glare but I am not always successful.

I sell completed dichroic jewelry in my main shop (Beads Buttons and More) but this shop is for fused dichroic and art glass cabochons. Fusing dichroic is a real challenge. I love fusing glass - it is really cool to see what comes out of the kiln. You create something with pieces of glass and it never comes out the way it goes in. I always have great hopes for each piece, but the range that comes out of the kiln runs the gamut from Wow! to Yuck! - through "Excellent", "Very Good", "Good", "Not Bad", "Bleh", and "Awful". I have a very small (4" square") kiln so I can only fuse 4 or 5 pieces at a time. The fusing process takes about an hour, and then another thee hours for the kiln to cool down before I can take the glass out. The whole object is to get more Wow! pieces than Yuck! pieces. It is extremely disheartening when all the pieces are "Awful" or "Yuk", and it is a delight when all 4 pieces are at least "Excellent". That doesn't happen as often as I would like. Because of this, if you buy a piece and decide that you really don't like it, you can return it for credit.

I have also adjusted the measurements to the closest size. I am using a digital caliper to measure the pieces and "27 mm x 27 mm" made more sense than "26.78 mm by 27.14 mm". If accuracy is extremely important when you make a purchase, I can measure the pieces again for you.

I try to ship within 2 days of the receipt of the order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
Satisfaction is guaranteed. If you're not completely satisfied, please return your purchase within 60 days of receipt. Returns must be returned in original condition. Please keep the original packaging. I will refund 100% of the purchase price. Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.
Payment
I accept PayPal, checks and money orders. I may wait until personal checks clear. If payment is not received within 10 days, the item will be re-listed. Illinois buyers must pay sales tax of 7%
Shipping
I usually can ship your item(s) within 7 days of receiving payment. I ship via USPS. I will ship to the shipping address provided on the Etsy order. If your addresses in Etsy and PayPal are different, please let me know which address to ship your order to. No international orders at this time.
Additional policies and FAQs
Once you have received your order and you are satisfied, please leave feedback in my shop. This way I will know that you have received the shipment.