Lampwork glass beads and jewellery handmade in Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland On Etsy since 2017


Lampwork glass beads and jewellery handmade in Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland | 11 Sales



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Julia Jeffree

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Julia Jeffree


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About SalicorniaGlass

Sales 11
On Etsy since 2017

Hand made lampwork glass beads and silver jewellery

Salicornia Glass
Why the name Salicornia Glass? Well, I did think of a lot of other names, but found that they were already used, so I started thinking about other connections with glass.

The Salicornia plant grows beside the sea in muddy salt marshes and is also called ‘glasswort’. This is because in the old days it was an ingredient of soda glass, which is the type of glass which I use to make my beads. Venetian glassmakers brought the technology with them to Britain in the 16th century, and much of the glass that I use is still made on the island of Murano, Venice.

I make all my beads at home in Scotland, using mainly Effetre, Reichenbach, CIM and Bullseye glass. My beads are made using traditional lampwork techniques, by winding molten glass around stainless steel mandrels in the hot flame of a Nortel Minor torch. They are then properly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln and cleaned before sale. One of the features of handmade beads is that no two beads are identical, the characteristics of the glass can vary from rod to rod and the amount and duration of heating and the quality of the torch flame can all affect the final colour of the bead.

The price of my beads reflects the time which it takes to make them and the type of glass used. Necklaces and bracelets use quality stringing materials and the sterling silver clasps are hand made using wire work techniques.

While all items are annealed for strength, they are made of glass and so are not suitable for young children. Components can break if dropped, hit against or misused. I wear my own necklaces all the time. Some are now 8 years old and they remain in perfect condition. They just need an occasional clean.

Postage prices are quoted for single items and are based on Royal Mail weight limits, please contact me for postage costs if you wish to buy multiple items, as the price for several items will often be the same as for a single item.

All the items in my shop have already been made, so I can send them quickly, but I have no control over delays by shipping agents and delays at customs. Buyers are responsible for any customs charges. There may be additional delays at festive periods. If you want something really urgently please message me so that we can discuss and price it.

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Last updated on 10 Feb, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How should I return international orders?

Non-personalised items can be returned if you are not happy with them. Provided that they are returned in perfect and unused condition, I will refund the initial price including postage to you, but you are liable for the cost of return postage. Returned international orders will require a CN22 customs form and the fact that this is a return MUST be marked on the form, not elsewhere on the package. Otherwise any refund will have any customs fees incurred by me deducted from the refund. I will not refund anything which has been worn or damaged by you.
I will issue a refund within 14 days of receiving the returned item.

When will I receive my item?

I despatch items as quickly as possible, usually within 1 - 3 business days of receiving your order. Once despatched, I have no control over delivery times and there may be delays due to customs inspections in your own country and extra delays at peak times, such as Christmas. Please contact me if you want an item urgently - a courier service is possible but this is more expensive.

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