nlcbeads

Fun Silly Unique Handmade SRA Glass Lampwork NLC Beads

Ohio, United States · 1656 Sales

nlcbeads

Fun Silly Unique Handmade SRA Glass Lampwork NLC Beads

Ohio, United States 1656 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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

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Last updated on Mar 29, 2016

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As ever, thanks so much for your support and enthusiasm.
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5 out of 5 stars
(1126)
Speckledram

Speckledram on Jan 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely charming! Thank you for a lovely keepsake. Excellent customer service and fast shipping!

angelrn01

angelrn01 on Dec 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Very pleased with all my purchases, quick ship, well packed, good seller, thanks :)! Highly recommended shop and I would buy from again! The cutest beads ever!!!

angelrn01

angelrn01 on Dec 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Very pleased with all my purchases, quick ship, well packed, good seller, thanks :)! Highly recommended shop and I would buy from again!

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About

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.

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  • 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 September 17, 2016
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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Payment
I accept PayPal, money orders, or checks. I will hold items purchased by checks or money order until receipt of payment.
Shipping
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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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.