ShaZazzGlass

Lampwork Beads BORN IN THE FLAME

Washington, United States · 17 Sales

ShaZazzGlass

Lampwork Beads BORN IN THE FLAME

Washington, United States 17 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   WELCOME to my etsy shop where you will find lampwork beads, jewelry creations and adornments created by me, Marcia, in my home studio located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest community of Chimacum, Washington. Unlike the 14th Century when artists used the flame of an oil lamp to create glass beads, current lampworking is a type of glasswork that uses a fueled torch (propane and oxygen) to melt rods of glass. When in a molten state, the glass is formed by rotating and shaping with a variety of tools and hand movements. Once ready to begin, the lampworker slowly introduces the glass rod into the flame to prevent cracking from thermal shock. The glass is heated until molten, wound around a specially coated steel mandrel forming a base bead which can then be embellished or decorated using a variety of techniques and materials. Once finished, the piece goes immediately into a kiln to be properly annealed which prevents cracking or shattering.

I love all of the wonderful colors we have to enjoy in this world and I love to create beautiful things. Lampworking satisfies both of those enjoyments and it is my hope that you like my creations.

I have two things for you to remember:

#1 - YOUR SATISFACTION IS PARAMOUNT, and communication is my only requirement for returns, exchanges, refunds or store credits.

#2 - EVERYONE should have a little "SHAZAZZ" in their life!

Thanks so much for visiting my shop. I appreciate your interest.

Announcement

WELCOME to my etsy shop where you will find lampwork beads, jewelry creations and adornments created by me, Marcia, in my home studio located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest community of Chimacum, Washington. Unlike the 14th Century when artists used the flame of an oil lamp to create glass beads, current lampworking is a type of glasswork that uses a fueled torch (propane and oxygen) to melt rods of glass. When in a molten state, the glass is formed by rotating and shaping with a variety of tools and hand movements. Once ready to begin, the lampworker slowly introduces the glass rod into the flame to prevent cracking from thermal shock. The glass is heated until molten, wound around a specially coated steel mandrel forming a base bead which can then be embellished or decorated using a variety of techniques and materials. Once finished, the piece goes immediately into a kiln to be properly annealed which prevents cracking or shattering.

I love all of the wonderful colors we have to enjoy in this world and I love to create beautiful things. Lampworking satisfies both of those enjoyments and it is my hope that you like my creations.

I have two things for you to remember:

#1 - YOUR SATISFACTION IS PARAMOUNT, and communication is my only requirement for returns, exchanges, refunds or store credits.

#2 - EVERYONE should have a little "SHAZAZZ" in their life!

Thanks so much for visiting my shop. I appreciate your interest.

Marcia Seever

Contact shop owner

Marcia Seever

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2011
Put simply, I love color and I love creating beautiful things. Right now, I am totally enthralled with the art of lampworking. Always a surprise, gorgeous colors and always a pleasure to create. I have much to learn and look forward to enhancing my skill in this art. I hope you enjoy my work.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
Payment via PayPal is preferred and appreciated. PayPal payment may be sent to froglady [!at] embarqmail.com
Shipping
Generally I will ship USPS First Class mail in a padded envelope to keep shipping costs down. If your order warrants a box I will most likely use USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate to ship. PLEASE NOTE: I WILL CHARGE YOU EXACTLY WHAT IT COSTS TO SHIP YOUR ORDER WITH NO ADDED CHARGES. THE AMOUNTS SHOWN ON EACH LISTING MAY OR MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW THE EXACT COST BEFORE PURCHASING PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR ZIP CODE AND LET ME KNOW WHICH ITEM YOU'RE INTERESTED IN. I'LL GET BACK TO YOU WITH THE SHIPPING COSTS. BOTTOM LINE IS THAT I WILL SHIP BY WHATEVER METHOD YOU PREFER AND CHARGE YOU ONLY WHAT IT COSTS ME TO MAIL.
Refunds and Exchanges
Communication is my only requirement for exchanges, returns, store credits or what have you. If you aren't happy - I'm not happy. Just contact me and we'll work it out to your satisfaction. ShaZazzGlass [!at] embarqmail.com
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome special requests such as certain colors, sizes, etc. Contact me via email and we'll work out the details.