GlitteringprizeGlass

Glittering Prize Lampwork Beads for Jewelry Design

Corby, United Kingdom · 7405 Sales

GlitteringprizeGlass

Glittering Prize Lampwork Beads for Jewelry Design

Corby, United Kingdom 7405 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(3210)

Announcement   °☆° Lampwork beads for jewellery making, because amazing jewellery starts with beautiful beads °☆°

Glittering Prize Lampwork Beads for Jewelry Design

Every experience with GlitteringprizeGlass will elicit excitement and anticipation to create!

Love handmade, give handmade.
Please have a look around, and if you have any questions, please drop me an email and I'll be happy to help!!

Enjoy

Trudi x

Want to be among the first to hear about new work and get details on exclusive special offers .. sign up to my mailing list (I promise not to bombard you!) http://bit.ly/1t2sqag

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 6, 2016

°☆° Lampwork beads for jewellery making, because amazing jewellery starts with beautiful beads °☆°

Glittering Prize Lampwork Beads for Jewelry Design

Every experience with GlitteringprizeGlass will elicit excitement and anticipation to create!

Love handmade, give handmade.
Please have a look around, and if you have any questions, please drop me an email and I'll be happy to help!!

Enjoy

Trudi x

Want to be among the first to hear about new work and get details on exclusive special offers .. sign up to my mailing list (I promise not to bombard you!) http://bit.ly/1t2sqag

Trudi Doherty

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Trudi Doherty

Lampwork Beads Field of Dreams Hearts
US$25.59
Lampwork Spacer Beads Faded Denim
US$6.28
Lampwork Beads Whispers of Monet Hearts
US$19.58
Lampwork Spacer Beads Metallic Rainbow Peacock
US$18.90
Lampwork Beads Lavender Blue Hearts
US$3.11
Lampwork Beads Pale Lemon Hearts
US$3.11
Lampwork Charm Necklace Rose Petal Confetti
US$26.67
Lampwork Glass Beads Afternoon Delight Fritties
US$3.38
Lampwork Beads Seaglass Green Blossom
US$3.98
Lampwork Beads Seaglass Blue Blossom
US$3.98
Lampwork Beads Seaglass Pink Blossom
US$3.98
Lampwork Beads Cool Colour Heart Collection
US$10.80
Lampwork Beads Spring Hearts Collection
US$16.20
Lampwork Beads Seaglass Yellow Blossom
US$3.98
Lampwork Beads Seaglass Purple Blossom
US$3.98
Lampwork Charm Necklace Pink Butterfly
US$25.59
Lampwork Beads Pastel Rainbow Hearts Deluxe
US$20.25
Lampwork Beads Water Nymph Glamour Rocks
US$4.79
Lampwork Glass Beads Rainbow Blossom per bead
US$3.98
Lampwork Glass Beads Dock Of The Bay Fritties
US$3.38
Glass Lampwork Beads Neon Purple Bubbles Pair
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3210)
skeeter552002

skeeter552002 on Jul 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love these beads. Can't wait to make my earrings. Beautiful. Great workmanship.

Doreen Wallage

Doreen Wallage on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.....John Keats Beautiful, just beautiful ❤️💛💚💙💜

Luanne

Luanne on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful beads! Thank you very much!

Luanne

Luanne on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful beads! Thank you very much!

Luanne

Luanne on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful beads! Thank you very much!

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Updates

A close up shot if my rainbow beads .. they sure do make me happy!
Trudi x
#glitteringprizeglass #lampwork #rainbows #beads #handmade

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Lampwork Beads Forever Rainbows Pair
US$7.36
Loving these earrings from the wild woman that is Meredith! Featuring my blue beachcomber beads!
#glitteringprizeglass #collaboration #handmade #giftforher #earrings #lampwork #artisan

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Lampwork Beads Beachcomber Wave Pair
US$6.41
Behind the scenes making the sparkling dichroic cane to use in my Stardust Trail range.
These beads are really eye catching!
Trudi x
#glitteringprizeglass #dichroic #rainbow #sparkle #shimmer #lampwork #beads #jewellerydesign #jewelerysupply

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Lampwork Bead Stardust Trail Multicolour Heart
US$11.81
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About

Every experience with GlitteringprizeGlass will elicit excitement and anticipation to create!

Thank you for calling into my Etsy shop and taking the time to come and find out a little bit more! My name is Trudi and all the items in my Etsy shop have been lovingly hand crafted by me!

When I started out, it was born of a desire to create something different, something special. Once you have that you can't help but share that creation ... I wanted other people to love my work as much as I do. I had no idea where it would take me, or that it would change my life in the way it has. I feel a part of something very special, through the firm friendships formed, and being part of communities such as British Lampwork and Frit Happens. Over time I've learnt to embrace new ideas and the value of sharing. I love to see how my beads are used, they inspire me to revisit designs and make changes. By listening to my customers and editors I have created new ideas, written tutorials and started to teach. It's a circle that keeps giving and growing.

I find that the only limit to working with glass is my imagination .... there is no typical lampwork bead or fuse piece. Transparent pieces are exciting as they can show depth of colour, and simple facets allow the light to bounce through and reflect giving off different dimensions. When combined with opaque glass, the effects are intensified to a different level. Some of the glass I use have special properties that create special relations and effects .... did you know that some purples can colour shift under different light sources. Other materials I use include goldstone and dichroic for sparkle, frit (crushed glass pieces) for added colour and effect along with copper, silver, gold an palladium to name but a few.

I want to stir the emotion of my customers by using specially crafted pieces so that they can create their own inspired designs.

My family play a big part in my venture ... they support me emotionally and enable my visions with words of support and encouragement. My first "studio" was a bench in one of my Dad's draughty sheds (I needed nerves of steel in winter!) and it wasn't long before I took over the whole shed. I now work in specially built " Lamp Lodge", thank you Dad for the name an the sign. My Uncle and my Cousin put in the insulation and built the internal walls and benches (we used recycled wood to make the supports). Since I have been full time, I have been re-designing the space to give me defined work areas and to make best use of the space. It's not quite finished yet, but I'm getting there.

My beads are made using a traditional lampwork method where the glass is melted in a very hot flame, hand shaped while still hot before going into a warm kiln. The kiln is digitally controlled, and anneals the beads which eliminates stress and makes them stronger. All my beads are all cleaned so that they arrive with you ready to use!! This is the difference between buying artisan beads and mass produced ones, when you see them, you can see the quality. See here for an example of the difference http://bit.ly/1o9Tgxt

While the fused pieces are worked while cold, hand cut and designed before placing into a cold kiln which reaches very high temperatures to fused the pieces together.

Each process can take a few days, depending on the design.

Glittering Prize - where did it come from?? I'm a child of the 80's, and am a Simple Minds fan - and the name comes from one of their tracks, which I thought was quite fitting!

I am a proud member of both SRA (D62) (an independent organisation that verifies that I make my own beads www.self-representing-artist.com/), British Lampworkers www.britishlampwork.co.uk

Want to be among the first to hear about new work and get details on exclusive special offers .. sign up to my mailing list (I promise not to bombard you!) http://bit.ly/1t2sqag

Thank you for stopping by

Trudi x

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Blog - http://glittering-prize.tumblr.com/

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  • Trudi

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello and welcome! I'm Trudi the face behind Glittering Prize! Based in Northamptonshire, England I make all my pieces on my very own studio, Lamp Lodge! I love working with glass and I make lampwork beads and fused glass art.

  • Jojo

    Currently Packing Assistant

    Jojo is my sister, she's my rock. She helps in a few areas but shes currently loving the packaging role. She gets to play around with new ideas and makes sure that each parcel is handled with care and attention. I couldn't do this without her x

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2016
If you have any questions, please message me and I'll be glad to help you.

Thank you for calling into my Etsy shop and taking the time to come and find out a little bit more! My name is Trudi and all the items in my Etsy shop have been lovingly hand crafted by me!

I’d like to think that my work is a reflection of me, colourful and wanting to make everyone happy! My aim is to make every experience with GlitteringprizeGlass exciting and give you anticipation to create!

Glass is my passion - I’m a full time glass artist, specialising in lampwork beads and small fused gifts. My philosophy is to treat others how I would like to be treated. With this in mind the way I achieve this is to

- Put as much information on each listing as I can and have good pictures … as you can’t pick up the pieces this is so important!
- Have clear terms and conditions here http://etsy.me/1nuPfjh that way you know what to expect from me.
- Help you get what you want .Sometimes you may not find the exact item you are looking for (sometimes you might not know yourself) … I’m here to help. If you can’t find what you need, or need something changing a little – send me a convo with as much detail as you can (including what your project is) and I’ll do my best to come up with the best solution!
- Get your order out fast! No one likes to wait ages for an order right? .. I know that I’m like a kid waiting for Christmas once I’ve placed an order and wanting it to come. Some pieces are one offs while others are made to order (I do try to keep some stock, but as I offer such a large range of styles, colour and sizes it just isn’t possible). You can see the lead times on each listing, and I always have the orders made and sent out before that time! But don’t just take my word for it, please read my reviews http://etsy.me/1gTgWE9

Beads that are made to order, you won't receive the exact ones in the picture, but the pictures are a good likeness for what you will receive.

For further information please see my about me page ... http://etsy.me/1kKJhrr

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept paypal as my payment method - safe for both parties!

Even if you do not have an account with Paypal you can still take advantage of their secure online payment facility to pay at the checkout with a debit or credit card.

I also accept credit cards via direct checkout and etsy gift cards.

Custom orders need to be paid for in advance please.

Payment needs to be received within 24 hours, unpaid orders will be cancelled and items returned to the shop. If you experience a problem, please message me so that I can try and help.

Items may be reserved for up to 14 days, if you require something to be reserved please contact me and I will arrange this.
Shipping
Please ensure that you have the correct address set up on Paypal and or Etsy as I use this to create the shiping label. Please also ensure that you have a confirmed address otherwise this could result in a delay shipping your order, or in some cases the order may need to be cancelled. Some countries do not show address's as confirmed, if you are new customer I may contact you to verify your address.

I like to get my items fast - so I aim to get my orders out within 48 hours. (unless they are made to order).

Items are sent out via Royal Mail standard delivery, if you require a special service please contact me before purchasing. I will confirm the price and update the listing accordingly for you. The standard Royal Mail option is not an insured service, and while I do get a certificate of posting I cannot be held responsible for lost packages with a value over £20. Tracked and insured options are available. In the event of a lost package, I will refund the appropriate amount once the claim has been settled by Royal Mial - http://www.royalmail.com/personal/help-and-support/royal-mails-retail-compensation-policy-for-loss

Please note that any duties or taxes applied to parcels sent overseas are the responsibility of the customer. Any charges from me are clearly displayed along with the shipping costs. However, if you are unclear please message me for clarification.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the first instance, if you have a problem, please contact me via Etsy and I will do my best to resolve your issue in a manner that is acceptable to both parties.

If you are unhappy with your purchase, I will be happy to arrange a refund of the goods (already made). Items should be returned to me undamaged and in the original packaging, fit for resale, within 14 days of original receipt. Unless agreed otherwise, cost of returns are the responsibility of the customer (including any customs costs if applicable).

For items that are made to order (see the overview section for details), sorry but I cannot accept cancellations. Returns can only be accepted if there is a fault with the item.

If you do not receive your order within 10 working days (UK) or 25 days (non UK) please notify me so that I can chase this up for you. Please ensure that I am notified no later than one calender month after posting (I send out posting notifications)

Any claims made, I will need to make agains my shipping company, unless stated this is Royal Mail. Before I can settle a claim to you, I first need to claim from them for missing / damaged items. http://www.royalmail.com

To ensure a swift refund I would recommend using a tracked service to return items.

This does not affect your statutory rights.
Additional policies and FAQs
All transactions are subject to UK law, and sales are to private individuals and not for re-sale. Please handle items with suitable care and do not leave with small children.

If the bead hole size is not stated on the listing and you have a specific requirement, please contact me to discuss before ordering. Different size mandrels can be used - they are generally between 1.6mm and 2.4mm for standard beads.

Colours - as with most colour items (think paints or wallpaper for examples) batches of glass and frit etc can vary from time to time. If you need to be sure of an exact colour match for a project you are working on, it is best that you buy them in one purchase. From time to time, depending on availability of materials a substitution may be made ... if this effect the finished product in anyway I will contact you before shipping and if you are unhappy I will either re-make or refund your purchase.

Some glass can colour shift under different light sources (especially transparent purples), please be sure to check them under natural light.

Sizes given are approx, and as part of their charm & characteristics, may have slight variations! Wouldn't it be boring if everything was all the same!!

Currency . As I'm in the UK I sell in Pounds Sterling GBP, and all prices quoted will be in this format. If you need to see this converted into your own currency, the best site I have found is XE. Com (as rates constantly vary it may not be 100% but it is very close and should be used as a guideline).