MadeByJaneDesign

Lampwork Glass Bead Necklaces, Earrings & Bracelets

Simsbury, Connecticut · 154 Sales

MadeByJaneDesign

Lampwork Glass Bead Necklaces, Earrings & Bracelets

Simsbury, Connecticut 154 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

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Jane

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Announcement   Welcome to Made by Jane on Etsy where you'll find one-of-a-kind jewelry designed around my own handcrafted lampwork glass beads. Featuring beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings and jewelry sets, all of my pieces are characterized by vivid colors, unique shapes, and thoughtful details. A Made by Jane piece is an exquisite accessory for any occasion as well as a unique and unforgettable gift.

Made by Jane | ORIGINAL GLASS JEWELRY
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Last updated on Mar 6, 2017

Welcome to Made by Jane on Etsy where you'll find one-of-a-kind jewelry designed around my own handcrafted lampwork glass beads. Featuring beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings and jewelry sets, all of my pieces are characterized by vivid colors, unique shapes, and thoughtful details. A Made by Jane piece is an exquisite accessory for any occasion as well as a unique and unforgettable gift.

Made by Jane | ORIGINAL GLASS JEWELRY
www.madebyjanedesign.com

Like on Facebook:
/madebyjanedesign

Follow on Instagram:
@madebyjanedesign

Thanks for visiting!

Jane

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(18)
allencfoster

allencfoster on Mar 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The bracelet and earrings were custom made by Jane to perfectly match the necklace I gave my wife for Christmas. My wife loved them, and as a bonus they were spectacularly gift-wrapped.

Janice Stock

Janice Stock on Feb 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Bought this for one of my friends. The colors are vibrant and beautifully clear jewel tones, perfectly paired with earrings in the darker pink color - a total hit and the PERFECT gift. Handmade original gifts are the absolute best!

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Looks good enough to eat! Will look just as delicious on your wrist.
Simple, elegant, translucent, reflective... I wish a photo could capture the true beauty of these glass pendants. Just finished them today. With a simple sterling chain, they are fabulous!

About

Pursuing a Desire for Creative Expression and Rekindling the Spark of a Glass Obsession

Throughout my life, I have been enamored with glass art work. In 2003, I was seeking a creative respite from a fast-paced corporate job, and decided to finally attempt to work with glass, myself. With the help of a book and a few supplies, I taught myself to lampwork and was instantly hooked. I fashioned the glass beads I created into jewelry designs and sold them to family and friends. Shortly after, I moved on to juried craft shows. My initial designs were received well, further fueling my desire to create.

When my first daughter arrived in 2005, I set the glass and the corporate job aside to focus on raising her. A little sister came in 2009 and I've been happily engrossed in motherhood since.

Fast-forward to 2015 and those two little girls had grown! I found myself with a little time to spare as they weren't so tiny any longer. Again, that desire for personal creative expression crept up, so I decided to rekindle the spark of my glass obsession.

What's your process?

I begin by selecting glass colors based on an inspiration. I then ignite my torch, fueled by oxygen & propane, and begin the slow process of building layers of molten glass around a steel mandrel. This is referred to as "lampworking". When I'm satisfied with the bead shape, I place it in my kiln to slowly cool over a period of many hours. This slow cooling process is called "annealing" and it helps remove any internal stresses that could lead to cracking. After the bead has cooled completely, the mandrel is pulled from the center, leaving a hole behind through which to string it. The process continues in designing the finished piece: some are carefully sketched, others come together on a creative whim. Regardless, each of my designs is handcrafted with the utmost attention to detail, and the finest quality components.

Who is Jane?

In addition to being the Jane in Made by Jane, I'm a mom to two spunky gals, wife to an unceasingly patient and supportive man, gardener, volunteer and dedicated neat-nick. I also love animals, especially my two cats, Sparky and Gadget. I was blessed to be born in and grow up in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1996, I met my wonderful husband, Andy, in Vail, Colorado. We now live in his New England hometown of Simsbury, Connecticut. I have a B.S. in Computer Science that I put to use in that former corporate job. I followed my heart and feel very grateful to be able to play with glass and fire almost every day.

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Last updated on Feb 6, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Necklace and bracelet lengths are noted in the individual item descriptions. Most pieces can easily be altered to suit your needs. Simply contact me with your sizing request after placing your order. I will confirm your request with a prompt response.

If, after receiving your purchase, you discover that it does not fit, please contact me with the length you would like the item adjusted to. Then, return the item to me in its original condition. I will alter it and return it to you as soon as possible.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom designs make perfect holiday, birthday, anniversary, and graduation gifts. I'd love to work with you to create something personalized for your gift recipient or for you.

A wedding is such a very special occasion. It is an honor for me to create custom designs for these most memorable events. Custom jewelry is also a unique and unforgettable way to show appreciation to family members, bridesmaids, and all those who have helped the couple along the way to this important day.

Simply contact me to start the design process. I look forward to collaborating with you!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each purchase arrives in a pretty blue box, with coordinating ribbon, ready to be gifted. Please contact me if you would like me to add a special handwritten note for your recipient.

Care instructions

Please remember that Made by Jane jewelry is fragile and should be treated with proper care. A loving touch will keep your jewelry looking its best for years. Avoid contact with hair products, perfumes, deodorants, detergents, and salt water. Refrain from placing in a jewelry cleaning solution. Instead, wipe your jewelry with a clean, soft cloth.

If your jewelry tarnishes over time, polish with a soft jewelry cloth. If your jewelry needs additional cleaning use warm water and mild soap, then dry completely with a soft cloth. Do not use ultrasonic or ammonia-based cleaners.

Properly storing your jewelry can eliminate many of these problems. When traveling, be sure to pack accordingly to keep your Made by Jane jewelry safe.