beadupastorm

handmade artisan glass beads by Vanessa Hearn

Gloucester, United Kingdom · 143 Sales

beadupastorm

handmade artisan glass beads by Vanessa Hearn

Gloucester, United Kingdom 143 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Thanks for stopping to visit Bead Up A Storm on Etsy, handmade lampwork beads made in my studio in the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England.


I am a Self Representing Glass Artist, number H -186. You can be assured that every bead in this shop was made by me, one at a time, at the torch in my studio. No part of my designs has been outsourced.

You can contact me via convo here, Bead Up A Storm on Facebook or at my beadupastorm.com website.

From time to time I undertake commissions - please send me a message if you would like me to make something especially for you.

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Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

Thanks for stopping to visit Bead Up A Storm on Etsy, handmade lampwork beads made in my studio in the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England.


I am a Self Representing Glass Artist, number H -186. You can be assured that every bead in this shop was made by me, one at a time, at the torch in my studio. No part of my designs has been outsourced.

You can contact me via convo here, Bead Up A Storm on Facebook or at my beadupastorm.com website.

From time to time I undertake commissions - please send me a message if you would like me to make something especially for you.

Vanessa Hearn

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Vanessa Hearn

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About

Once I'd made my first bead I was hooked, I dreamed beads for weeks!

My beads are made one at a time by hand in the flame, just as beads have been lampworked for centuries (obviously without the big tank of propane or medical oxygen concentrator, but essentially it's the same process).

They are a way for me to convey my love of colour and nature, satisfying the artistic urge to create. I lose myself in the process of making a bead. Whether I'm silent, holding my breath and concentrating hard, or listening to music and singing my heart out, I hope you feel my joy when you look at my beads.

I have always had a deep wanderlust - but my yearning to travel lessened a little when I had a family. Instead my beads are travelling for me - across the United States, Europe, Australia...

I am very proud to have a bead included in the stunning new Lark Book - 1000 Beads. It's on page 264!

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  • Vanessa Hearn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    This is me, Vanessa Hearn. Self-taught lampwork artist, beader, chocaholic. You can get to know me by visiting my Facebook page - Bead Up A Storm or my blog - www.beadupastorm.blogspot

Shop policies

Last updated on January 4, 2015
My beads are made in my garden studio in the beautiful Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England.

They are made with care and love ~ a hot glass meditation!
I hope you will love them as much as I do.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment through PayPal. I would request that you pay within 3 days or the item will be relisted.

Please note that you can use your credit/debit card to pay through PayPal - you do not have to open an account.

Please do not purchase 'Reserved' listings unless you have convoed me to arrange for the reservation yourself. If you purchase a reserved listing and you are not the person for whom the item is reserved, I am afraid I will cancel your transaction and refund your money.
Shipping
Unfortunately I have had to increase my postage rates due to the high price increase by Royal Mail.

I ship via Royal Mail. I will ship within 2-3 working days of receipt of payment.
International shipping is via Royal Mail airmail package (5-10 working days to US and 3-5 for Europe) UK packages will be sent Royal Mail First Class post.
If you require tracking and insurance please contact me for prices.

** IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR USA CUSTOMERS**
It seems that some packages to the USA are taking much longer to arrive, due to security issues and so please be aware that your package may be held up with Customs. )

Please ensure you are aware of any customs charges that may be payable on your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be completely happy with your purchase, however, if you are not then please do contact me as soon as possible. We can work something out. If there is a problem I will rectify it..

You may return your beads within 14 days for any reason. Postage costs will only be refunded in the case of defective goods. Please contact me in the first instance if you wish to return a purchase.
In the unlikely event beads are damaged in the post (which should not happen, I package my creations very carefully) - I will refund or replace. I am required to provide you with a form to use should you wish to, if you need to return beads - please download the form here : https://www.etsy.com/help/article/5452
Additional policies and FAQs
I love to receive custom orders. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements. Please be aware that I may require a deposit for your commission.

Please be aware that glass beads are pretty tough, but not indestructible. Treated with care they will outlast us all!
If you drop them on a hard surface they may break or chip (especially sculptural pieces with sticking out bits like ears!), sharp glass can cut you! So please treat them nicely :)

My beads are not intended for small children and can be a choking hazard. So please be aware of this and take precautions.

Purchases from Bead Up A Storm are made under UK/EU selling regulations and as such are subject to the relevant UK/EU laws. This protects you as a buyer and me too - so it's all good!