desertbugdesigns' Shop Announcement

I have been designing and making handmade lampwork for several years. I enjoy making all kinds of styles, and am a one-person operation out of my home studio on the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan's UP.

Thanks for visiting!
Taära - DesertBug Designs

desertbugdesigns' Shop Policies


My beads are:
Made on 3/32 mandrels unless otherwise noted above.
Made mostly from Moretti Glass
Kiln annealed for strength and durability.


I accept PAYPAL and Money Orders from US buyers.
I accept PAYPAL only from international buyers.

Please respond/make contact with me within 3 days of purchase.
Payment needs to be received within 10 days of purchase.
All paid purchases get mailed out usually on the very next business day.


Shipping is $3.00 for 1st class mail. Please add $2.40 for $100.00 coverage, and $1.00 for every $50.00 of insurance coverage above that.
If you'd like Priority Mail, please add $2.00 to the above shipping charge.

Canada & International Bidders OK, shipping is $3.50 for air.
Sorry, insurance and tracking aren't available for international shipping.
PayPal only for international bidders.

Refunds and Exchanges

Sorry, no returns.
I am not responsible for any packages once they are in the hands of the post office. If the item is lost/damaged in shipping, it can only be resolved if you have insured the item. However, this has rarely happened in the 7+ years I've been making beads. Thanks for understanding!

Last Updated February 3, 2011