elizabethbeads

Premium Glass Frit Blends for Lampwork Bead Making

Cornelius, North Carolina | 572 Sales

elizabethbeads

Premium Glass Frit Blends for Lampwork Bead Making

Cornelius, North Carolina 572 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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(187)

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Elizabeth Schertz Bunn Braunsdorf

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Elizabeth Schertz Bunn Braunsdorf

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About

A life-long love of glass

You may be familiar with the art of lampworking or perhaps you are curious about it. My lampwork beads are made using colorful glass cane, which is melted by a torch and wound on a mandrel. Gravity, tools and presses create the final bead shape.

Decorations are added using my self-blended glass frit, hand pulled stringer and home-made murrini. Special effects are achieved by the addition of gold, silver and copper in the form of leaf, foil and wire. Special silver-laden glasses are some of my favorites to use.

Flame chemistry and cycles of heating and cooling are employed in many designs. Finally, the finished bead is annealed in a kiln and carefully cleaned and inspected before being made available to you for purchase.

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  • Elizabeth Bunn

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Everything

    I've been making lampwork beads since 2008 and mixing my own frit blends. Certain blends have been very popular with customers so I'm offering them for sale. Please also check out my handmade beads in my shop: etsy.com/shop/elizabethsbeads <3

Shop policies

Last updated on November 28, 2017
Welcome to my shop where I sell my premium frit blends for lampwork glass bead making. For my handmade lampwork glass beads, beaded keys and more, please visit Elizabeth Beads on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/elizabethsbeads or my website at http://elizabethbeads.com for links to the Facebook groups where I sell my beads.

My frit blends are made with Gaffer, Kugler and Reichenbach "furnace glass" which has a coefficient of expansion in the range of 96 (CoE). Frit weights differ somewhat based on the metal oxides used as colorants. A standard "2 oz, jar" holds approximately 42 to 60 grams and a standard "4 oz. jar" holds approximately 85 to 120 grams.

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
You have the option to return the unused item within 14 days for a full refund. Shipping is not refundable however.
Payment
Payment is made on purchase via credit card or PayPal.

North Carolina residents will be charged sales tax.
Shipping
I use the most cost effective shipping service and ship within 1-3 business days.

International parcels usually take 7-10 days to arrive but have taken as long as 6-8 weeks to reach some international destinations. If you wish to pay for expedited delivery and/or insurance, please let me know prior to purchase and I will adjust your shipping costs.

Import duties, taxes, and customs charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.

Stating that a purchased item is a gift or designating a lower amount of value on customs forms is against U.S. law.
Additional policies and FAQs
My blends are made with Gaffer, Kugler and Reichenbach "furnace glass" which has a coefficient of expansion in the range of 96 (CoE). Frit weights differ somewhat based on the metal oxides used as colorants. A standard "2 oz, jar" holds approximately 42 to 60 grams and a standard "4 oz. jar" holds approximately 85 to 120 grams.