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Bearhouse Beads

Bearhouse Beads

My name is Tina Smith, and as a Lampwork glass beadmaker I get to play with fire all day long! I have been making beads for  over  14 years, initially as a hobby, but then realising my dream and going full-time 4 and a half  years ago.

Every bead starts as a rod of glass, which is then melted in a flame and transformed by manipulating colours and shapes, with sometimes unexpected results. Once finished, the bead is then put in a kiln overnight for controlled cooling, which ensures there are no molecular weaknesses which could cause it to crack later. 

Next, I clean and inspect each bead, to make sure that they are of high enough quality, before I turn them into wearable jewellery.  

My designs are often influenced by the beautiful coastline and countryside of west Wales, where I am lucky enough to live. I am a member of the Contemporary Glass Society and Glass Beadmakers UK.

Thanks for looking!

Tina

Taking a break, back soon.
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    ‘Surf’ , lampwork glass pendant

    £38.00
  • bee bangle

    A Cheeky Bee, glass adjustable torque bangle

    £22.00
  • sunflower bead keyring

    A Sunflower for Ukraine

    £15.00
  • blue flower bangle

    Adjustable glass bangle, Blue flower

    £22.00
  • wave bangle

    Adjustable glass bangle, Turquoise wave

    £22.00
  • aqua glass earrings

    Aqua sparkle – lampwork glass earrings

    £25.00
  • blue stone baubles

    Blue ‘stone’ baubles, glass earrings

    £22.00
  • blue green earrings

    Blue green, glass earrings

    £22.00
  • blue glitter earrings

    Blue sparkle – lampwork glass earrings

    £25.00
  • blue spotty bangle

    Blue spotty bangle, lampwork glass adjustable bracelet

    £22.00
  • blue lampwork earrings

    Bluestone, lampwork glass earrings

    £25.00
  • blue lampwork glass pendant

    Bluestone, lampwork glass pendant

    £35.00