kreationsbykarenk

handmade lampwork beads SRA premium quality work ❤

Lake Stevens, Washington

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Last updated on Jun 12, 2021

❤ ❤ ❤ my shop will be closed for a few days while I catch up on orders... please check back in a few days... thank you 💕

Karen Kordan

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Karen Kordan

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About kreationsbykarenk

Sales 10,875
On Etsy since 2010

Trying New Things...

I am a “semi-retired” wife to a great, wonderful man and mother to the most handsome, artistic son and most beautiful, intelligent daughter.

Coming from a graphic design background, I have always loved art, design, and fine arts. My husband and I owned a saltwater fish and aquarium retail shop for over 30 years and sold it in 2016 to pursue etsy full time. Please visit his shop here on etsy for some beautiful wooden creations, including chalkboard organizers, garden benches with live edge cedar, planter boxes, wedding decor, and much more: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachWoodKreations

I have been making jewelry for many years, and would purchase beautfiul lampwork beads on ETSY to use in my designs. One day I decided that I would love to learn to create these little gems myself. My daughter and I took a class with a wonderful local lampworker, and I haven't looked back since. I look forward everyday to waking up and sitting down at my torch to create something beautiful.... my daughter on the other hand is in college, studying to become a veterinarian- her passion!

I invite you to look through my shop, and if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me. I am always happy to hear from potential (or regular) customers and welcome any ideas. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me and my etsy shop!!

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  • karen

    Owner, Designer, Lampworker

    Lamp work Bead Artist

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Last updated on Dec 26, 2019
Frequently asked questions
BEAD SIZES

please note that all my beads are handmade one at a time, with no molds, or tools to create identical beads. Sizes listed are approximate, and can vary by 1mm.... if you need the exact size measurements of a particular set of beads, please message me first.... If you need "pairs" for earrings, message me or leave a note on your order when you check out stating you need earring pairs. If you do not let me know you need matching pairs, the beads you receive may vary slightly.

Shipping Notice...

SHIPPING SCHEDULE: made to order items can take up to 2 weeks to be made, plus shipping time. I will convo you with an approximate ship out date. I do my very best to try to get orders out in a timely manner (less than two weeks).

Wholesale availability

I am a one woman ETSY shop. This means, I do everything from designing, producing, cleaning and, inspecting my beads, taking photos, answering convos, updating my etsy site, shipping... etc. Therefore, I cannot offer my beads at wholesale prices at this point. This being said, I do occasionally run sales, and have a clearance section in my shop (click on the “DESTASH-SALE” section)

HOLE SIZES

My standard size bead has a hole size of 1/16" (1.5-2mm). However I can also make beads with a 3/32" (3-3.5mm) hole at no additional cost.

I also make big hole beads (4.5 - 5mm) to fit Pandora, Troll, etc. or the larger big hole beads with a 6mm hole (to fit Brighton & similar)

I make dread lock beads with holes that can be from 10mm to 11mm.

I can also do a ring with an 18mm hole.

Please convo me with any questions regarding hole size.

What size are the beads in most photos

For most of my bead pairs (rondelle shape) the photos you see here on etsy are of the medium size. If you order the small or large size, there could be a variance in the pattern on the bead, the color intensity, or the brightness of the bead. If you need a picture of the actual beads you will be receiving, please let me know.

Can you make pairs for earrings?

YES! If you contact me either through a separate message, or just leave a note with your order when you check out... say something like, “I need these for earrings”.... I am more than happy to make your beads as close in color, size and shape for a matching pair. This said, they will never be identical. These beads are handmade one at a time, no two will ever be alike.