paulbead

lampwork glass boro beads art jewelry handblown glass

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 7431 Sales

paulbead

lampwork glass boro beads art jewelry handblown glass

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 7431 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   HOLIDAY SALE 10% OFF EVERYTHING COUPON: PAULBEAD10***SHOP NOW Lots of new colorful beads & jewelry completely hand crafted. Jewelry ships immediately usually in 1 -3 days. Beads can take up to 10 days production so let me know if you need them sooner.
GIFT CARD INCLUDED WITH YOUR MESSAGE AND CAN BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR RECIPENT.
MY LARGE HOLE EURO BEADS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL MAJOR BRANDS OF INTERCHANGEABLE CHARM BRACELET SYSTEMS.
Since I cannot afford the time to photograph each bead individually please know that your handmade lampwork beads will look as similar to the photos in the listings as humanly possible. Unless an item is labeled ready to ship it is made to order especially for you. You may also order extras of most any bead style. Come visit my other Etsy store Tahitinights for destash and clearance beads.
Enjoy.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2016

HOLIDAY SALE 10% OFF EVERYTHING COUPON: PAULBEAD10***SHOP NOW Lots of new colorful beads & jewelry completely hand crafted. Jewelry ships immediately usually in 1 -3 days. Beads can take up to 10 days production so let me know if you need them sooner.
GIFT CARD INCLUDED WITH YOUR MESSAGE AND CAN BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR RECIPENT.
MY LARGE HOLE EURO BEADS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL MAJOR BRANDS OF INTERCHANGEABLE CHARM BRACELET SYSTEMS.
Since I cannot afford the time to photograph each bead individually please know that your handmade lampwork beads will look as similar to the photos in the listings as humanly possible. Unless an item is labeled ready to ship it is made to order especially for you. You may also order extras of most any bead style. Come visit my other Etsy store Tahitinights for destash and clearance beads.
Enjoy.

Paul Spencer

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I just finished these teardrop earrings with dangles. The copper is textured and they have natural red tiger eye cabochons.
I was talking with my friend Tracey last week and she told me how much she liked to wear studs. I went home to my studio and made these earrings. Hope you like them.
All new Gypsy boho dangles with etched copper.
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About

Glass Bead Studio the home of Paul Spencer

THE STUDIO

Located in Center City Philadelphia The Glass Bead Studio is home to the work of Paul Spencer. The Glass Bead Studio is a focal point of the areas flameworking community. I am dedicated to advancing the art and science of glass beadmaking as well as the creative use of lampwork beads in artisan jewelry. Glass beadmaking is an ancient art reimagined for today’s world.

MY STORY
I took my first glass beadmaking class in 2004 and from the moment I made my first misshaped little bead I was hooked. I still find the process of making glass beads as fascinating and mesmerizing as I did on that first day. I remember that my ‘beginners class’ included a take home supply kit in order to continue making beads. That day I drove away with my glass studio packed into a single shopping bag along with 10 brightly colored rods of glass and I knew that my life had changed forever.

Now when I watch my students experience lampwork beadmaking for the first time I see the same glow in their faces. At first they lose their fear of the torch and embrace the finely pointed flame. Soon I watch them gain confidence as they begin to melt and shape the primordial volcanic and mysterious substance that we call GLASS.

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  • Paul Spencer

    Owner, Maker, Glass Bead Making, Jewelry Design, Marketing, Shipping And All Around Chocoholic.

    I have been a visual artist all my life. I was a recognized photographer and abstract painter before discovering glass. When I took my first glass class I knew I had found my true voice. My focus is on color, clarity and pure designs.

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Last updated on Oct 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

All jewelry is gift packaged. All orders are gift wrapped. I will also include a pleasant gift card and a personalized note if you wish. Just convo me or leave a note to seller when you place your order.

Care instructions

Most of my sterling silver jewelry is made using 'Argentium' silver which is the finest sterling silver available. Since it is closer to fine silver it is tarnish resistant. You can clean it with a soft cloth or sunshine cloth. The copper and brass jewelry is protected with a layer of Renaissance Wax which protects it from tarnish and makes it always safe to wear.

Is anything made to order?

No. All of my jewelry is ready to ship and ships within 1 - 2 business days. Many of my beads are also ready made but some beads will be made to order (see item details) and this can take 1 - 2 weeks.

Wholesale availability

I am always interested in wholesale orders but realize that my prices are retail and competitive so keystone pricing will not apply to items listed in my shop.