josephinewadman

Josephine Wadman Handmade Lampwork Beads and Jewellery

Taunton, United Kingdom · 405 Sales

josephinewadman

Josephine Wadman Handmade Lampwork Beads and Jewellery

Taunton, United Kingdom 405 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars
(219)

Announcement   Handmade lampwork beads and jewellery by Josephine Wadman SRA.
Rods of glass are melted in an open flame and wound on to a steel mandrel. Layers of colour are built up often combined with pure silver foil and enamel powders. Once the design is complete and the shape correctly formed then the bead is transferred to a hot kiln. The glass is held at annealing temperature allowing the stresses caused by the lampwork process to be removed. Later the kiln cools gradually to room temperature. When the glass is cold the steel mandrel is removed leaving the hole for threading the bead. Sometimes beads are acid etched to give a frosted or matte finish.

Announcement

Handmade lampwork beads and jewellery by Josephine Wadman SRA.
Rods of glass are melted in an open flame and wound on to a steel mandrel. Layers of colour are built up often combined with pure silver foil and enamel powders. Once the design is complete and the shape correctly formed then the bead is transferred to a hot kiln. The glass is held at annealing temperature allowing the stresses caused by the lampwork process to be removed. Later the kiln cools gradually to room temperature. When the glass is cold the steel mandrel is removed leaving the hole for threading the bead. Sometimes beads are acid etched to give a frosted or matte finish.

Josephine Wadman

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(219)
Nomad

Nomad on Jul 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, imaginatively designed beads I just like holding in hand and looking into; waiting to use them in something very special.

Anne Gregory

Anne Gregory on Jul 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Soft, velvety colors of the sea. Beautifully crafted.

Anne Gregory

Anne Gregory on Jul 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love the earthy simplicity of these beads. Very organic and sand-kissed.

Jill Emerick

Jill Emerick on Aug 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

You do such beautiful work!

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  • Josephine Wadman

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    My name is Josephine and I live in the South West of the UK. I have been making glass beads and jewellery for over ten years now.

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Last updated on March 10, 2016

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Paypal or direct checkout only. Prompt payment is welcomed and will avoid delays in despatching items. If I do not receive payment within 48 hours I will email to remind you that you need to check out. If I do not receive payment within another 48 hours then the sale will be cancelled and items will be relisted.
Shipping
UK orders will be sent 1st class, bigger orders maybe upgraded to Special Delivery which will require a signature. Overseas orders will be sent by Airmail. If you want your order sent by tracked delivery please message me for a quote.

Orders will only be dispatched after payment has been received.
Refunds and Exchanges
My work is kiln annealled and carefully checked for damage prior to dispatch. If a fault comes to light after purchase or damage occurs in transit then please return the item too me indicating whether you would prefer a refund or replacement.

If you simply change your mind about the beads then again please return them to me and I will refund the full cost of the beads less shipping.

Please note, due to health regulations earrings can not be returned unless faulty.