“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.” “A rose does not answer its enemies with words, but with beauty.” “The more you love roses the more you must bear with thorns.” “A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.”
Glass is my passion!
I am a glass artist specialising in glass beads. I started making beads in 2003 in South Africa! My backround lies in jewellery manufacturing as a Goldsmithing and I attained the highest outcome in SA for my final practical exams in 1986. My eye is trained to look at the finest detail and a high quality finish. But after many years I discovered beadmaking and my life changed overnight! For the last 10 years I have also taught my bead designs and techniques all over the world, Including The Melting Point studio in Arizona who for 4 years sponsored my O1 visa ,The Corning Glass Museum in Corning, NY USA. and many other studios. It has been a great pleasure and priveledge. Now It is my pleasure to present my highly crafted contemporary glass beads to you. You can browse through the featured items or through the entire catalog.
Selling is not new to me but I have decided after 12 years to migrate my online shop from Etsy to Shopify and hope that you will share the link with friends and Family. You are still able to view customer reviews on Etsy! https://www.etsy.com/people/AstridRiedel
And for the bead artists I still keep my tutorials on Etsy too.
The beads are made with Italian Moretti glass, and a collection of some of the finest glass from all over the world. It gives me pleasure to create beads with fine detail and designs, making each one unique. They are all little artworks in their own right. I hope you will enjoy finding something unique to make your own!
At the top of the page you will find the Catalog link to browse through the available beads.
GOOD NEWS! I am able to ship again. DHL express shipping included! You get your parcel delivered safely in a week to you!
Blown tube necklace
Light and easy to wear! dressing up the jeans look!