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Glass Beads and Jewelry!

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Jewelry or Lampwork bead making class information

**In business since 1997 and on line shopping on the web since 2000 **

Some Quick links to shopping for products

Handmade Glass Beads-all sorts   Mushroom pendant beads  Bead Sets (made to order)

Czech Glass beads-including faceted and glass pearls

   Handmade Designer Jewelry    Handmade Fashion Jewelry  Cameo Jewelry

                                                   

 

Welcome to Sylcraft Handmade Lampwork glass beads  

These pages contain a link to my online store so if you wish to shop for handmade glass beads, you can either choose the links above or anywhere on this page to be directed to the online store.  Below is a little bit about me, some pictures of the available handmade glass beads and more so enjoy your stay!  :-)

 

My name is Sylvia Holtman  sylvia  and I am the craftsperson behind Sylcraft Beads and Jewelry. I live in Central Washington State and we generally have great weather here in Central Washington.  Summers are warm and sunny and spring is just right.  We usually have a little snow in the winter but this year it has been slow in coming.  

 

 I have been making my handmade lampwork glass beads since 1997.  

This was added to the gemstone wire jewelry that I had previously been making.    

 As you explore this site you will see some of my work displayed.

A little bit on Glass Beads

Glass Beads have been a part of our society for millenia.

Since Glass beads were used for trading purposes and to identify a person of stature in society, glass beads become intricately woven into our world.  

Native Americans used beads as adornment and many beautiful works of art can be found adorning clothing worn for ceremonial purposes.  Most beads used were tiny glass seed beads and were sewn into the garments to become part of the actual fabric structure.  Bone and other types of materials were also used to accent the look.

Glass beads as a trade element were highly prized and used to trade for furs and other items. As you can see, glass beads are NOT a new idea !!  ;-)

I think we still use jewelry and beads to identify the more "elite" in our midst.  Just think of the movie stars and musicians who use jewelry to show their abundance.

Handmade Art Glass beads have also made their impact around the world.  This is not a new idea either as the art of lampworking has been around for thousands of years and some interesting antique beads have been found.  However, as American and other glass workers constantly challenge the techniques, more and more  handmade glass art bead designs appear.  

I hope you enjoy my personal take on this beautiful wearable art form !

Sylvia  :-)

 

Come visit me in my little retail store at 315 S 10th Ave in Yakima, Washington if you get the chance.  We have jewelry supplies, many charms, some seed beads, faceted firepolish beads, crystal beads.  Wire for your jewelrymaking as well.

(509-723-2180)

 Currently we are open Monday through Saturday 11-5pm or in the evening by appointment.  

I also teach private music lessons as nearly a full time job.  

I have cutomers come in from all over to buy my handmade lampwork beads and jewelry. It is a lot of fun meeting new people.

 

This is a RETAIL location, not my home.  

 

 

JEWELRY

 

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Sterling Silver Horse and            Colt pendant

14K GF Blue Onyx

        Pendant

My handcrafted jewelry is made from gemstones or handmade beads and 14K Rolled Gold or Sterling Silver wire unless otherwise stated.  Findings available soon---handmade clasps, earwires and other findings.

Gemstone jewelry featuring faceted stones and Cabachons.
Rings 

Bracelets 

Necklaces

Earrings and more !

BEADS

 Please note that all mlampwork glass beads are handcrafted and will vary in size and possibly in color.

 Beads all begin as a rod of color--

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either transparent or opaque of some kind

(I use imported Italian Glass or Czech glass as a general rule)

The rod is then heated in a propane/oxygen torch to a molten state and then formed by hand into the beads you will see as you enter the bead sections of the store.   No molds are used in this process.

They are then annealed for at least 8 hours in a kiln at the proper temperature so they do not crack later. It is quite a process !! But so fun...

Here are examples of some of the beads you will see as you browse the store...  

If you desire, just click the picture and you will go directly to that category of beads.                      

Handcrafted Glass Beads

Unique designs

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 amphora bottles                 

Crosses

 Dichroic beads

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        Amphora

Bottles

and Sets

Cross beads

in various styles &

decorations

Dichroic

beads

or bead sets in many styles

 

American Color

Lampwork Beads in

Red, White and Blue-Many styles

Bee

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poodle

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Bees & other insects such as butterflies, ladybugs & other bugs

Butterflies

in

different styles

       

Puppy dog

beads in different styles

Horse head

beads in different styles and colors

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Face Beads

This one is

"Mr Kool"

Various

Pitcher beads

and Sets

Beer Mugs

(or Root beer Mugs if you prefer)

Birds

More styles coming

 along soon

tree

Santa

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Christmas tree beads with "lights" of dichroic glass--cool !  ;-)

Santa beads,

Snowman beads, Angels & more !

Wizard beads...

Many different ones and all unique.

Angel beads

Sweet little angels to watch over you.

grape pendtant

Turquoise pendant

mushroom pendant

mushroom pendant

Floral beads of many kinds both encased an not.

MANY different pendant beads...

 

Mushroom

Pendants

Great for Hemp or Cord

 Many styles

and colors

available

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         Aquarium

Beads

and other

Sea Beads

Fish Bowl Beads

Angel Fish etc

 

Undersea

Garden

Beads

Various

Fish Beads

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Confidence        !

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 The lampworked sculpture beads are great strung on wire or head pin or eye pins. HEMP and CORD will also work.
They make unique ornaments, or pins, bookmarks, hair ornaments and great stick pins !

If you would like to go directly to the shopping area just click right here:

Sylcraft Online SECURE shopping at our own webstore--Handmadebead

Enjoy!  

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Here are some links to other pages of mine if you are "just looking".  They give you more ideas and some information on wire jewelry, gemstones, and lampwork beads.

Gemstones and Wire Jewelry

 

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