Fat Little Bumble Bees, Small Handmade Lampwork Glass Focal Bead, SRA, Bee Bead

$4.00
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About this Product

It's finally Spring!! Look at this fat and happy little bee! Yellow and black body with dark honey colored wings. It measures approximately 13-15mm Perfect for your spring, boho, and cottage core jewelry! There are 4 available, if you purchase one it will be randomly selected.
Beads are lovingly handmade and annealed in a digitally controlled kiln.

I strive to provide high quality artisan made beads that are affordable for any jewelry designer.  Unique beads will set you apart from the crowd! I want to be your go to source for beads that elevate your designs without elevating your price point. I look forward to working with you!

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*Beads are a choking hazard and therefore not recommended for children under five*

My home/studio are smoke-free; however, I do have a helper cat whose sole responsibility is to follow me around and occasionally perform inspections to be sure my work is up to his quality control standards.

VedasBeads

Four lakes, WA
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Meet the Maker

Hello!  My name is Jessica Veda Jones.  I live in a tiny town outside of Spokane, Wa with my incredibly supportive husband, our youngest daughter, 2 cats, and an iguana.  We live in a giant old Grange Hall that is a fabulous place to create (but murder to heat!)! We have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.  I am the full time day care for 2 of the grandbabies and also run a vintage business in addition to the glass working.  In my spare time I play in the kitchen; cooking, baking and canning, and dabble in gardening.  Glass was my passion for years, but then several moves and life changes interrupted it (for about 8 years) and I am so thrilled to finally be back behind the torch!  

How it’s Made

All beads and buttons in my shop start as a rod of glass (about the diameter of a pencil). The glass rod is melted in the flame of an oxygen propane torch and then wrapped around a mandrel dipped in bead release. I use heat, tools, and additional glass to shape the bead or button. Once I've reached the desired look, the item goes into a kiln holding at 960* F. When I'm finished creating for the day, I set the kiln to complete the annealing process. This takes approximately 8 hours. When the beads reach room temperature, I remove them from the kiln, remove them from the mandrels, and clean the holes with a Dremel tool. At this point I can either photograph them and list them for sale or put them in a rock tumbler for 24-48 hours to create a matte finish.

Shop Reviews (233)

Very nice buttons as described with a safe and fast delivery.

Nancy

06/28/2023
Very nice buttons as described with a safe and speedy delivery. Thanks

Nancy

06/28/2023

brittanynic1992

06/28/2023
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