Artisan Lampwork Glass Beads & Jewelry By Karen Daystar

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Last updated on April 29, 2022

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Hello! My name is Karen and I make all of the lampwork glass beads you will find here in this store. I work with a bench mounted torch that burns propane and oxygen, feeding glass rods into the flame, and laying the molten glass onto steel sticks called mandrels. There are many steps involved in making each bead; adding different colors and manipulating the beads with a variety of tools. Each bead is created one at a time! When the bead is finished, it is placed in a digitally-controlled annealing kiln to relieve the stress created in the melting process, and to make it strong and durable.

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I accept Paypal (or your credit card through Paypal), money orders, or your personal check. Personal checks from folks who I'm not familiar with will have to clear before I send the goods, which could take up to 10 days.


Items shipped within the U.S. will ship USPS First Class - $2.50 for the first item, and $.50 for each additional item. Contact me if you'd like you're items sent Priority, and we'll work that out. Also, for now at least, I'm including insurance for free.
For items shipped outside of the U.S., contact me for cost before purchasing item.