A WORD FROM THE FLAMEWORKING ARTIST ABOUT HANDMADE LAMPWORK GLASS BEAD MAKING. The handmade lampwork glass beads, displayed on this web site are designed and lampworked by myself, Stephanie Magnin. I created my first Photons handmade flameworked glass beads, here in London, United Kingdom, in 2001. I have worked with all sorts of lampworking glass, from Moretti Effetre to borosilicate glass. QUALITY AND DURABILITY I delicately and very carefully wind and turn each pendant, lampwork bead on a mandrel. Each bead hole is cleaned and smoothed down by hand, using small diamond files that are similar to dremel bits. ANNEALING PROCESS Once finished, the lampwork glass beads are immediately placed in their kiln and allowed to cool down very slowly. A process that does ensure each handmade lampwork bead, strength and durability. I hope that you'll find the perfect focal bead pendant, to complement your handmade glass jewelry; and create your very own unique lampwork ring, earrings, bracelet or necklace. HOW TO PAY I accept Paypal payments. POSTAGE Postage is free to all and anywhere. Beads are sent worldwide from London, UK. THANK YOU A special thank you goes out to you, who are creating new possibilities to keep my artwork alive, in exchange, upgrade/ obtain new material in order to imagine new forms and designs. I hope that you like them and that you'll discover within, the small source of happiness. Working with glass is a means of giving free way to this creativity, for expressing itself. Simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
WARNING: These beads must be handled with prudence; and therefore are not intended for small children. Shattered glass can cause serious injury.