Popular questions and my best guess at answers...
Is This Thing On? TOP
When do I update? Typically on Sundays; I try to mention if there will be any change. I list everything I make each week either here or on eBay. (There's a handy-dandy link for that in my Links page.) Each bead is a one-of-a-kind creation, though I may remake designs I like people to know they are receiving the bead they are looking at.
Beads are glass. Glass is known to be a highly breakable object. Typically, if it breaks from being dropped, thrown, shot, extreme temperature change, struck with a blunt object, struck with a sharp object, mistreated, suicidal or emotionally unstable, it will then be sharp. If one of my creations turns sharp while in your possession, it could very well injure you. Please use all appropriate care!
My glass creations and critters - while whimsical, fanciful, and playful - are intended for adult use only.
Materials & Such TOP
I use a Minor torch with an oxycon and propane to create each of my beads individually - while some may be similar, there will always be differences due to their handmade nature. I use mainly 104 COE glass, but occassionally dip into my stash of 96 COE. (I have a bit of Bullseye, but we haven't formally met at the torch yet.) The majority of my beads are created on 3/32" mandrels - I like wearing single focals on a chain, and this seems to be the ideal size for that.
Special Orders TOP
I regret to inform you that special orders make my head hurt... Mainly because I'm a bit forgetful, and a bit paranoid about living up to someone's expectations of how their concept should turn out. That said, email me if there's something you have in mind, and I'll let you know the feasibility and pricing. Please allow 2-3 weeks for a special order to be made as this is my hobby, not my career, and my primary job does need to take first place if I have to choose. In truth, we'd probably both be a lot happier if I just said no special orders.
I ship USPS First Class for free to any United States destinations. International items ship for $6 to Canada and $8 anywhere else, no matter how many beads you are ordering. If you are also bidding on eBay auctions or purchasing from Etsy, let me know and I can combine items. If you would like insurance, that is added at standard postal rates. I typically ship within 2 days of payment.
Payment Methods TOP
I accept PayPal, money orders, or checks. I will hold items purchased by checks or money order until receipt of payment. I also like barter if it's items I can use - glass, murrini, homemade items - but run it past me first. :)