Au Revoir to the Beads

October 25, 2018

blue lampwork beads

How are we nearly through October already? I have been deep in thought and feel like the Autumn has pretty much passed me by.

What is it that vexed me so much I have practically missed an entire season? I am struggling to make as many beads as I used to. I have a couple of minor health issues that affect my energy levels and also make it very difficult to sit at the torch for long periods of time. So I have decided to concentrate on making and selling my lampwork jewellery and stop selling my beads altogether.

It was such a hard decision to make because the beads have always been the thing that inspires me, the thing I love most and the thing I want to share. That hasn't changed but I don't think it's possible for me to make a living from selling beads any more.

Originally I thought I could do both beads and jewellery and I have twitted around with that idea since January, but it has become abundantly clear I can't. So I have moved all my beads into the sale section (20% off) of my Lampwork Jewels shop for a couple more days while I move my jewellery in. I planned to remove the beads immediately but I have decided to let them expire instead but no new beads will be added. So this is your last chance, if you had your eye on some beads buy them now because they won't be there much longer.

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Here are a couple of sets that are still available

purple teal beads


Grey metallic beads


Green Grey Lampwork beads




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