Beautifully made, by hand, for you.

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Beautifully made, by hand, for you.

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  • About

    It's been quite a ride!

    We're Chuck and Carolyn, lampworkers for more than 20 years....has it actually been that long?

    Chuck: Grew up in western Nebraska, in the fields and prairies. Moved to the east coast briefly, then headed for Alaska, where there weren't so many people.
    Bought a truck and drove from Boston to Fairbanks, with Smokey the cat in the back. (She settled down eventually)
    Got his pilots license, bought a plane, met his wife, and acquired the most beautiful daughter in the whole world.

    Carolyn: Born and raised in Alaska, almost born in an airplane as there was no doctor in Seldovia at the time. Grew up on a fishing boat, with salt water in her veins
    and fish scales in her hair. Remembers the Good Friday earthquake and pipeline days in Anchorage, canning salmon and cutting wood for winter....wishes she could go home again, sometimes. Was working on her pilots license when she met Chuck, so they had much in common immediately....

    Now they've come full circle to Nebraska, sunflowers and endless vistas, thunderstorms and tomatoes without a greenhouse. The most beautiful daughter in the world is growing up fast and making her own mark on the world.

    The menagerie has grown---two llamas watch over an assortment of goats, a sheep, chickens and cats. The cats will go out to pasture with the goats, as do the chickens.

    Shop members

    • Chuck


      The face of Blue Heeler Glass at shows---leaf-maker extrordinaire, pilot, machinist, and father of the most beautiful daughter in the world..

    • Carolyn


      Lover of sunflowers, beadmaker, cook, and mother of the most beautiful daughter in the world..

    Shop policies

    Last updated on November 15, 2016
    Most of the beads in our shop are custom made-to-order. The lead time is 6-8 weeks to shipping, (not receipt) and you'll see the expected ship-by date on your receipt from Etsy.

    Please be aware of this before you order, it really is as much time as we need.

    If you overlooked the made to order aspect of our shop, we do accept cancellations within the first 48 hours of order placement--after that, no cancellations, sorry.

    The reason: we place orders to our suppliers based on orders in process, so after the 48 hours, we may have ordered the supplies to fill your order.

    If an item is OOAK, it will be clearly stated. If you purchase both OOAK and made-to-order on the same order, the items will all ship with the made-to-order items.

    We do occasionally take a weekend day away from the computer, so if you've messaged us on a weekend, please understand that you may not hear back from us til the next business day.

    Please contact us with any questions via convo, rather than email, that way there is a running record for both of us, as suggested by Etsy.

    We'll generally make the orders as they come in, although we try to keep a set ahead on our most popular items, so there will be times we can mail your order sooner.
    We don't accept custom orders, sorry!

    As always, we properly kiln anneal all our lampwork, from flame to kiln, for heirloom longevity.

    It's impossible to control how colors appear on different monitors--we photograph in daylight with flash, and edit for focus, but at the end of the day, glass will be glass. Please read the description and feel free to drop us a convo if you have any questions. We don't use a "professional" set up, while that does show the beads at their very best, very few of us wear jewelry under those lights.

    On all the made to order items, the photos are stock, but please let us know in advance if you'd like a preview photo of your beads, we're happy to oblige.

    Hole sizes:
    we most often use 1/16 and 3/32 mandrels but most bead measurements are listed in mm, so we've added the following for your convenience.

    The 1/16 mandrel converts to 1.58mm, with the bead release added the hole is approx. 1.8 to 2mm.

    The 3/32" mandrel converts to 2.38mm, with the bead release the hole is right at 2.5mm.

    The 1/8" mandrel converts to 3.17mm, with bead release the hole is about 3.30mm.

    Accepted payment methods

    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Apple Pay
    • Klarna
    • Sofort
    • Ideal
    • Paypal
    • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    All sales are final with the following exceptions:
    Cancellations ARE accepted within 48 hours of order placement.
    We refund or replace for damage incurred in shipping.

    We do want you to be pleased with your purchase, so if any other problems arise, let us know, and we'll work with you to address them.

    If a return is made, it must be sent with tracking, within five days of receipt of package.
    We currently accept Paypal and direct checkout as payment options.

    Coupons obtained through 3rd party applications such as "Honey" and not directly from our shop, will result in a refund and an order cancellation.
    Our default shipping method is first class mail, priority is available as an upgrade if needed.

    We declare purchase price on all international shipments. Customs fees and import duties/taxes are the sole responsibility of the buyer. It's against the law for us to declare a lower purchase price to avoid fees---please don't ask.

    If you need to stay under a certain value for customs, please feel free to place individual orders based on your needs. We do ship all orders as placed, no splitting into smaller shipments after the fact, sorry!
    Additional policies and FAQs
    Fill time may be longer on larger orders, if it's important, please discuss timing with us before placing orders over $200.
    And, as a thank you for reading the boring stuff, we have a coupon: just enter POLICIES10 at checkout, for 10% off your order.
    NOTE: this MUST be done at checkout, I can't alter the order after it's completed.