Welcome to Elizabeth Beads!
Thank you for visiting my website, featuring my own handmade lampwork beads and introducing my new line of limited edition premium glass frit blends used in bead making.
Currently, my work is available for sale at the links below. I'm mostly selling on Facebook these days, both in my own group and in a number of Facebook lampwork bead auction groups.
It's an open group, so you don't need to join to look, but if you want to buy something, I invite you to become a member. If you do, you will get notifications when I post new beads, which is usuallya couple of times a week. I promise not to slam you with posts.
Also, keep up with my latest bead news and information by liking my business page.
To see what I have for sale in the other Facebook groups, you may send a request to join, unless of course you already are a member.
My frit blends are available on Etsy.
Your best bet for my beads for now is Facebook, but I also list beads on Etsy and may return to eBay at some point too.
And you are welcome to read the random musings of a glass beadmaker on my blog.
A little information about Lampwork Beads
You may be familiar with the art of lampworking or perhaps you are curious about it. My lampwork beads are made using colorful glass cane, which is melted by a torch and wound on a mandrel. Gravity, tools and presses create the final bead shape.
Decorations are added using glass frit, hand pulled stringer and self-made murini. Special effects are achieved by the addition of gold, silver and copper in the form of leaf, foil and wire. Special silver-laden glasses are some of my favorites to use.
Flame chemistry and cycles of heating and cooling are employed in many designs. Finally, the finished bead is annealed in a kiln and carefully cleaned and inspected before being made available to you for purchase.