My jewelry reflects my passion for color & texture. I love the play of light on glass and the contrast between shiny, reflective surfaces and a softly etched, matte finish. The application of glass enamels onto a hot bead yields another subtle variation in surface texture. This interplay between color and texture is expressed in original adornment that is simple, yet powerful; playful, yet sophisticated.
In addition to making glass beads in my studio, I also enamel copper and sterling using my torch to melt the glass directly onto the metal. This is sometimes referred to as ‘painting with fire’. When I am not at my torch, I am at the sink wet-felting hand-dyed wool (the resultant beads add yet another textural element). For the finishing touch, I employ a variety of metal smith processes such as forging, riveting and shaping wire to create original clasps, ear wires, and bracelets. I have been known to include an occasional commercial bead in my work but not before I alter it using various processes such as gilding, etching, and hand-coloring.
Swing Lane Studio specializes in original artisan jewelry created with my own hand made lampwork glass beads; enameled copper and silver; and hand forged findings. Each piece is handcrafted with high standards of workmanship and guaranteed under normal wear. All pieces are fabricated in my studio. The glass beads are annealed for strength and durability.
Gift Shipping is available on every item in my shop. A gift wrapped package will include a personal note or greeting from you, and be shipped directly to your friend or loved one. If you'd like this option, please request in the Contact area and include the text for your note.
Paypal. Please contact me if you prefer a different payment method and I will try to accommodate your request.
All purchases are boxed, tied with decorative ribbon and shipped Priority Mail.
Tracking and insurance (for items over $100 in value) are included.
Shipping costs are non-refundable.
Swing Lane Studio is not responsible for lost or damaged goods during shipping.
For International customers, Swing Lane Studio is not responsible for custom fees.
All items purchased can be returned for a refund.
The item must be shipped back within one week of receipt of the package. The item
must be returned in the original box with tracking. Items with a retail value over $100 must be insured.
The same time frame applies to international customers. Original shipping costs are non-refundable and customers are responsible for return shipping costs.
A refund will be issued only when the jewelry item is received in perfect condition within the required time frame. The refund will be processed via the same method as the original payment.
My jewelry is glass that has been kiln annealed for strength and durability. With normal wear and care it should last a lifetime. Accidents do happen and I will replace a broken bead or repair a damaged chain at cost plus $20 an hour or any part of. Contact me through this website if a repair is necessary.
Additional Policies and FAQs
I take pride in the quality of my pieces. All work is guaranteed for workmanship under normal wear. Please follow the care instructions included with your piece.