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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

  • moon glass earrings

    Moonlight, lampwork glass earrings

    £25.00
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  • glass heart pendant

    Ocean heart, handmade lampwork glass and sterling silver pendant

    £35.00
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  • Ocean cufflink

    Ocean, beach inspired glass cufflinks

    £25.00
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  • Dotty green bangle

    Pale blue-green spotty bangle, lampwork glass adjustable bracelet

    £22.00
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  • pink earrings

    Pink baubles, glass earrings

    £22.00
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  • purple glass earrings

    Purple glass drop earrings

    £25.00
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  • purple glitter earrings

    Purple sparkle – lampwork glass earrings

    £25.00
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  • purple glass pendant

    Purple speckles, lampwork glass and sterling silver pendant

    £35.00
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  • purple speckles earrings

    Purple speckles, lampwork glass earrings

    £25.00
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  • rainbow pendant

    Rainbow glass pendant

    £35.00
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  • rainbow lampwork pendant

    Rainbow, lampwork glass and sterling silver pendant

    £35.00
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  • red spotty bangle

    Red dotty, lampwork glass adjustable bangle

    £22.00
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