DarkFlowerBead

Dark Flower Bead Art

Oakham, Massachusetts

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DarkFlowerBead is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Taking a break to refocus and move my physical space in 2022

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Taking a break to refocus and move my physical space in 2022

Cara Fleming

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About DarkFlowerBead

Sales 160
On Etsy since 2009

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Woman falls head over heels for glass

How it all began...
On October 23, 2009 I took a "one day" lampworking class at a local studio. The class was a little "make a Halloween craft" class. Instead of pumpkins and candy corn, I launched into a full blown love affair with glass. Melting glass for the first time felt right to me. It was like I knew what the glass was going to do, wanted to do, and soon the pieces were coming fast and furious. Within 3 month of that day, I built a full commercial studio in my home...torch...digital kiln...photograph area...ventilation system...and miles and miles of frit and glass rods. At this point I do it all myself, blending colors, hot work,cold work, metal fabrication, even photographing and shipping. I work full time as an educational psychologist, but glass fills a void. When you flamework and the glass is melting above your lap at 1700 degrees, there are no dishes in the sink, no ringing phones, nothing that matters but glass.

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  • Cara Fleming

    Owner, Creator, Artist

    Thank you for your interest in my flamework glass creations. I am an educational psychologist in central Massachusetts. I produce each bead, knob, and work by hand over an open flame. I think my passion for color and flow is revealed in my work.Enjoy

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Dark Flower Bead Art. We feature hand made, one of a kind Jewelry and Beads featuring Lampworked glass. All handmade beads are created using soft glass over an open torch. Each bead is then kiln annealed for strength and durability. We hope you enjoy our one of a kind products as much as we love making them.

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Payment

We Accept Pay Pal AND All Major Credit Cards Through PayPal (http://www.paypal.com). If you haven't used PayPal, don't worry, once you select and purchase an item you will be directed to PayPal automatically. You do not need a PayPal account and can pay with any Credit or Debt card.

Shipping

Shipping Methods:
We ship USPS First Class mail. We ship items at the lowest possible price. If you would like additional protection on your items (insurance, etc) please leave a note to the seller and we will send you a bill. If you choose not to purchase additional protection we are NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST ITEMS.

Additional policies and FAQs

You must pay for your order within 3 days of ordering as is stated in Etsy’s policy. If payment is not made through Paypal within 3 days, your order will be canceled and the item(s) re-listed.