nlcbeads' Shop Announcement

Thanks for finding my shop! I make unique lampwork glass beads and offer them for adoption here; I try to update every Sunday. If you would like me to turn the bead into a pendant, it's an additional $4 charge. Please check my About Me for more information, and thank you for finding my work!


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.


I accept PayPal, Etsy Direct Checkout credit cards, money orders, or checks. I will hold items purchased by checks or money order until receipt of payment.


I ship USPS First Class within the US for $2.50. International items ship for $7 to Canda and $9 elsewhere per order, not per item. If you would like insurance, that is added 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.

Merchandising, merchandising, merchandising...

I have another shop selling handmade dice bags at:
Check out my work on Facebook - there are random giveaways, travelling beads and more!!/NLCBeads

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.