Fun Silly Unique Handmade SRA Glass Lampwork NLC Beads

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Fun Silly Unique Handmade SRA Glass Lampwork NLC Beads

Cleveland, Ohio | 1,695 Sales

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Note from shop owner My current work is being listed on my web site.

As ever, thanks so much for your support and enthusiasm.

Stay safe in these strange days.


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 3, 2020

My current work is being listed on my web site.

As ever, thanks so much for your support and enthusiasm.

Stay safe in these strange days.


Nikki Carollo

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Nikki Carollo


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About nlcbeads

Sales 1,695
On Etsy since 2010

And to think, it all started with a sheep...

I started making beads in a roundabout way. My father wanted to learn stained glass, so he took a class, then taught me. We both worked on stained glass for about a year, and during trips to the local glass shop, I noticed the glass rods. They were mesmerizing, the colors, and the entire concept of glass work being instantly gratifying - well, I had to try it! I did, in January 2003, and I haven't looked back to my stained glass since...

I started with a Hot Head torch, which I used until 2009. I switched to a Minor then, and upgraded to my Piranha in 2011.

All the beads in my shop are made by me, with the aid of music. Most are made under cover of darkness - I torch better at night. They're all kiln annealed in a digitally controlled Paragon kiln for strength and durability... But they are still glass, and subject to break if dropped or treated improperly. Sculptural work, overall, doesn't appreciate sky diving.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm.

Shop members

  • Nikki

    Owner, Maker, ...and Everything Else.

    Nikki has enjoyed many forms of art - calligraphy, print making, jewelry, stained glass, and (of course) lampworking. Nikki also enjoys speaking of herself in the third person, and when photos of beads in progress look like singing angels.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 3, 2018
Each bead is meticulously hand-crafted to my exacting standards. A mandrel is heated with bead release on it to wind the bead onto - the size of the mandrel determines the size of the bead hole. Glass rods about the diameter of a pencil are melted and shaped into whatever suits my fancy that day. I make beads out of Moretti, Lausha, Murano, Bullseye or Vetrofond glass - pretty much whatever I can find. Everything is merrily kiln-annealed so that my fellow lampworkers do not stone me. I then sell them to the screaming hordes so... I can buy more glass. And make more beads, and sell more beads to buy other people's beads. It's a vicious cycle, but it works for me.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Your happiness is important, but so is the happiness of my sheep (and the other beads I make - yes, I make non-sheep beads, too.) So given that, if you are not completely delighted with your purchase, contact me immediately and I will do my best to help you.
I accept PayPal, credit cards through Etsy, money orders, or checks. I will hold items purchased by checks or money order until receipt of payment.
I ship USPS for the rates shown in each listing. If you would like insurance, that is added at your cost at standard postal rates. I typically ship within 2 days of receiving payment.

I do not falsify customs documents - the correct price will be listed. You may be responsible for customs or import fees if you do not reside within the United States. Please be sure you know what these are prior to ordering from me. They are the buyer's responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
Beads are glass. Glass is known to be a highly breakable object. Typically, if it breaks from being dropped, thrown, shot, extreme temperature change, struck with a blunt object, struck with a sharp object, mistreated, suicidal or emotionally unstable, it will then be sharp. If one of my creations turns sharp while in your possession, it could very well injure you. Please use all appropriate care!

My glass creations and critters - while whimsical, fanciful, and playful - are intended for adult use only.

Privacy Policy:

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional information (for personalization, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for 4 years.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Nikki Carollo, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at nlcbeads [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at: 7145 Burridge Ave, Mentor, OH USA