Beautifully made, by hand, for you.

11258 Sales


Beautifully made, by hand, for you.

11258 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Well, I finally have hubby chained to the computer---he'll be listing quite a number of one-off pieces from show stock. We just have too many boxes of beads hanging around, so keep an eye out for some good deals!


Last updated on Apr 16, 2017

Well, I finally have hubby chained to the computer---he'll be listing quite a number of one-off pieces from show stock. We just have too many boxes of beads hanging around, so keep an eye out for some good deals!


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BHG Wings of earth headpin pair OOAK
BHG A tale of two mermaids--OOAK
BHG Fairy bell pair OOAK
BHG Southwest butterfly earring pair III--OOAK
BHG Southwest butterfly earring pair II--OOAK
BHG Prisma pink earring pair--OOAK
BHG Ocean shores earring pair--OOAK
BHG Deep blue nautilus trio
BHG Golden sea--OOAK
BHG Seabreeze
BHG Aegean seas--OOAK
BHG Shimmering shores
BHG Willow creek waterfall
BHG Blue Rose nautilus trio
BHG Bahama beaches
BHG Ancient currency discs--set of six
BHG Golden jet discs--set of six
BHG Golden eucalyptus discs--set of six
BHG Willow creek mini discs--set of 13
BHG Stones from Willow Creek
BHG Golden peach blossom discs--set of six
BHG Gold dust and aqua discs--set of six
BHG Atlantic ice
BHG Caribbean faceted rondelles/nuggets
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Marsha Sherven

Marsha Sherven on May 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This bead arrived very quickly and is absolutely beautiful. It looks exactly like the picture and will be a gorgeous focal for the necklace I put it on. I couldn't be happier. Thank you.

Nicole - NicNac Beads

Nicole - NicNac Beads on May 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Beads! Love them! Thanks

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Storm at sea

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BHG Storm at sea


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

  • 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
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!
Refunds 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.
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.