betsybeads
on ArtFire
This shop is currently closed. Please visit my profile.

Welcome to betsybeads

I am (reluctantly) closing my shop. Artfire has chosen to plaster ads all over the item pages to generate income for themselves. I could understand this if the shops were provided free of charge, but they're not. The sellers have to pay a monthly fee to sell on Artfire. So as of May 2015, my shop will be closed. All of my beads are made by me in my studio in Minnesota, where I work with a GTT torch and American, German and Italian glass. My beads go straight from the torch to a hot kiln, and are kiln annealed and cooled overnight for increased strength and durability, and then individually cleaned and inspected by me. ****Buy beads from any of my online shops and I will combine shipping!**** I am a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, Lampwork Etc., and am a Self Representing Artist (#W55). More »