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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

  • welsh red dragon tiepin

    Red dragon, glass lapel pin

    £28.00
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  • pale turquoise glass drop earrings

    Seafoam green teardrop glass earrings

    £25.00
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  • flower pendant

    Spring flowers, lampwork glass pendant

    £65.00
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  • purple and white glass drop earrings

    Summer Haze, glass drop earrings

    £25.00
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  • pink glass earrings

    Sunset Beach, glass and sterling silver drop earrings

    £25.00
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  • glass ocean earrings

    Surf, glass drop earrings

    £25.00
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  • lampwork earrings

    Tide Pool, glass earrings

    £25.00
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  • lampwork glass bracelet

    Tide Pool, lampwork glass multi-size bracelet

    £45.00
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  • Tidepool lampwork glass pendant

    Tide pool, lampwork glass pendant

    £35.00
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  • turquoise wave lapel pin

    Turquoise wave, glass lapel pin

    £15.00
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  • glass wave ring

    Turquoise wave, glass ring

    £12.00
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  • violet brooch

    Violets, glass lapel pin

    £15.00
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