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wristflairglass

Glass Beads Made By Hand Using A Torch And Kiln

Saint Ansgar, Iowa · 267 Sales

wristflairglass

Glass Beads Made By Hand Using A Torch And Kiln

Saint Ansgar, Iowa 267 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(117)

Announcement   Wrist Flair is a line of handmade glass-beaded jewelry and accessories, designed by lampwork artist, Meagan Steinberg.

Each bead is made using a torch to melt the glass onto a steel mandrel (or a steel stick, which gives the bead its round hole). Once the bead is finished, it's put into a kiln to anneal and cool slowly so it gains strength and durability for everyday use.

Wrist Flair's product line includes glass beaded statement bracelets, stretchy bracelets, glass beaded necklaces, sterling silver earrings featuring glass beads, and accessories such as beaded wine stoppers, beaded bottle openers, beaded knives and beaded forks.

These glass beaded pieces are designed to add striking color and modern design to top off the perfect outfit or add to your collection when you entertain guests. These also are great gifts for people you love!

My studio is located in a rural setting on a farm in Iowa. I gave the art of lampworking a try back in 2008, and I've been at it ever since!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 12, 2016

Wrist Flair is a line of handmade glass-beaded jewelry and accessories, designed by lampwork artist, Meagan Steinberg.

Each bead is made using a torch to melt the glass onto a steel mandrel (or a steel stick, which gives the bead its round hole). Once the bead is finished, it's put into a kiln to anneal and cool slowly so it gains strength and durability for everyday use.

Wrist Flair's product line includes glass beaded statement bracelets, stretchy bracelets, glass beaded necklaces, sterling silver earrings featuring glass beads, and accessories such as beaded wine stoppers, beaded bottle openers, beaded knives and beaded forks.

These glass beaded pieces are designed to add striking color and modern design to top off the perfect outfit or add to your collection when you entertain guests. These also are great gifts for people you love!

My studio is located in a rural setting on a farm in Iowa. I gave the art of lampworking a try back in 2008, and I've been at it ever since!

Meagan Steinberg

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5 out of 5 stars
(117)
PeggyMKOs

PeggyMKOs on Jan 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Oh my goodness! What a BEAUTIFUL piece. And the seller was so wonderful. Made sure that she was making me the bracelet exactly as I would want it. Kept me updated. Thank you so much!!!

thesugarmama

thesugarmama on Nov 11, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

It is beautiful! Thank you so much.

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About

Wrist Flair Glass is a unique line of handmade glass beaded jewelry and accessories.

I became interested in glass when I realized I was drawn to glass jewelry when choosing pieces for myself, etc. After doing some research on how handmade glass beads are created, I read Passing the Flame by Corina Tettinger. I also visited another glass artist's studio to see first-hand what the process of making handmade glass beads involved. I then purchased my own equipment, which includes a torch that is powered by oxygen and propane, and a kiln to anneal beads, and Wrist Flair Glass began. I'm from Iowa and my studio is located in a rural farm setting in the northern part of the state.

The process I use to make the beads for your bracelet is an art called lampworking. I use a torch and glass rods to make each bead. The glass rods come in every color imaginable. I melt the glass in the flame, and it drips onto a steel mandrel (or steel stick). I turn the mandrel in the flame so the glass does not drip. I continue to add glass to make the bead larger, use other tools to shape the beads, etc. When I have the bead to the desired size, I put it in my kiln. This allows the bead to anneal, or gain strength and durability for every day use. It also allows the bead to cool at a slow pace. Glass beads that cool to quickly will crack.

I strive to make pieces that are functional, modern in design and striking in color and overall look. Another priority for me is keeping my prices affordable. Each bead is handmade so time and love are involved in making your piece. It's me, myself and I in this process and this is what I love to do. I believe my prices reflect the experience I hold as a lampwork artist (I've been at this since 2008), and the quality of the product you will receive.

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  • Meagan Steinberg

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    Meagan Steinberg is the founder/owner of Wrist Flair Glass. She is a lampwork artist who makes each glass bead by hand and designs her own glass beaded jewelry and accessories.

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