Pick 'n' Mix Polka Dot Handmade Lampwork Beads
Your choice from a rainbow of beads! Would you like a pair for earrings? A set of just one colour? Or a full rainbow of beads? The choice is yours :) Just let me know your colour selection from the second image when ordering. If it helps 17 of these beads, strung without spacers makes a 20cm/8" length, perfect for a bracelet!
Each one of these beads is handmade by me. They are all shaped in a torch flame and 24 little white spots are added.
"Round" beads 13mm (1/2”) diameter, they will be slightly smaller hole to hole, approximately 12mm, so not completely spherical.
Made on 1.6mm mandrels so the holes will be a little larger than that.
If you would like a different size bead or hole just let me know.
You might also like the same beads in monochrome shades https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/234549362/pick-n-mix-polka-dot-handmade-lampwork
The beads went straight from flame to the kiln for annealing which removes stress in the glass and makes them durable and are cleaned. Please remember that, despite annealing, these beads are still glass, if they are dropped on to or hit against a hard surface, they can be broken! They also pose a choking hazard to babies and children but you knew that, right?
3-5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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I am happy to discuss wholesale availability with you, just drop me a line and we'll start chatting
I'd love to create something unique especially for you. Just get in touch and we can discuss the options.
Niobium is an element (formerly known as Colombium) which can be anodised, and therefore coloured, just like Aluminium. It is light and strong which is important for jewellery but possibly more important is that it is hypoallergenic. This makes it suitable for those with sensitivity to other metals.
Aluminium (or Aluminum if you prefer) can be anodised by submerging it in acid and subjecting to an electrical current. This results in a microscopic, almost honeycomb surface. Colour added to that surface is sealing into the chambers with heat and the result is permanently coloured metal - The colours you see on my anodised Aluminium cannot wash or rub off.
Aluminium is extremely light which makes is perfect for comfortable jewellery. It cannot be soldered, like Silver for example, so you will find items like my Pansy Stud earrings can be separated into the studs (Sterling Silver or Niobium) and the anodised Aluminium flower. This means you can wear the studs alone if you wish - two pairs for the price of one!