Welcome To  Cindybeads



Lampwork Beads

........and Jewelry..........
Lovingly made by hand

 

     B E A D S    . .  . . . . .    the   H E A L T H I E R    Addiction !

 

 
Thanks for stopping by!  Early in 1992 I saw my first lampwork beads while vacationing in Arizona.  The world stood still when I realized they were made by hand....one at a time!  Could it be that I could learn to do such a thing?  Play with FIRE?  After purchasing a few beads, I decided to give this amazing process a try so that I could individualize the jewelry I had just started making. Finding a teacher was my next order of business (not as simple in '92 as it is these days!). To make a long story short, I ended up purchasing a torch, some glass and Lewis Wilson's first video at Glasscraft and just took off from there! I've been happily making "Cindybeads" ever since! While I still continue to make and sell a little jewelry, there is nothing like "melting" to fill my days with happiness!

 

 


See LOTS of Cindybead Images at:

Bead  Gallery

MORE Beads:   Set 1      Set 2      Set 3     Set 4     Set 5
   
and the work of many Artists using Cindybeads at:

 
Jewelry        Necklaces         Bracelets


E-Mail Cindy           
What's NEW?


I  have a "signature" on many of my beads- a pawprint.

For those of you who don't know why
(and would like to) feel free to visit the  
Before Cindybeads Page

 

One thing I enjoy is creating beads from swatches of wild fabrics. 
One bead can contain all the colors within the fabric-
and often the "energy" of the pattern as well.

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Prices for my lampwork beads range from $10/pair to $50 each.
The cost is dependent upon the size and complexity of design. 

 
 
Quantity Discount/Wholesale Policy

The Beadmaking Process:             

The torch I use is the "Lynx" torch by Glass Torch Technology, which mixes propane and oxygen at the surface of the torch head.  The Nortel Minor burner is also an excellent torch.  Most of my beads are made with Effetre glass made in Italy.  I have had good results, also, with Kugler, Bullseye and Uroboros glass and have experimented a little with borosilicate and Satake glass.   
Read more about the studio/setup.

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Classes:     I teach Beginning & Intermediate Beadmaking classes at:

             
  
Glasscraft in Golden, CO (888-272-3830)        
See details
                 

                                       
Please feel free to call Glasscraft to register or for more information.

For those of you who live far away but would like to learn this wonderful process, I'd suggest that you contact your area stained glass shops--many of them provide beadmaking classes by local artists.  Also, please visit my LINKS page to locate glass/tool suppliers and other spectacular glass and bead sites on the web! 

        
 

       Upcoming Shows:
                             Click underlined links for details

         


      

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Rocky Mountain Bead Society's Bead Bazaar - Denver, CO
         
April 25 & 26, 2015   Denver Merchandise Mart - Expo Bldg   Admission $8 -includes designated parking area at the Mart

 

 

Live in the Denver Area?  Get a MAP to Cindybeads
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So", you may ask, "where ELSE can I go to see and feel some CINDYBEADS?" 
Here's a listing of some shops that carry them.


       
Also, you may order online by e-mailing me at cindy@cindybeads.com

or make an appointment to drop by and see EVERYTHING.....  303-423-1616

 

 

Giving Back.....

I have had the amazing opportunity to make THREE
trips to ETHIOPIA
to help train students
in HOPE Bracelet making
and LAMPWORK BEADMAKING

Support is still needed
for this GREAT project...




Cindy's piece of the Puzzle-Sharing my Strength


PIX from the 2006 Ethiopia Trip
LOTS more images...taken in October, 2006

Read all about the 2004 Ethiopia Trip

 

Read all about the 2003 Ethiopia Trip
A mere 12 pages of pictures or the trip that started it all!

Learn more about Project Mercy

 

 

If you LOVE BEADS, see what's coming up with the
Rocky Mountain Bead Society

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     Check out some of my  Sick Bead Humor
and  Beady  T-Shirt Transfers!




GL'S Hot-GLASS Link Exchange





   LINKS                  BEADS            DISCOUNTS 
   
 
BRACELETS
        JEWELRY          NECKLACES


MORE Beads:   Set 1      Set 2      Set 3     Set 4     Set 5

 

   Contact Me at:

   Lucinda (Cindy) Brown
   11734 W. 76th Lane
   Arvada, CO   80005-3364
   USA

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(303) 423-1616

 

Reviews:

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Interweave Beadwork- Spring, 1998,    "The Cindybeads Sensation"    

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Women's Circle- April, 1997

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Lapidary Journal-July, 1995,   "Great Balls Of Fire!"    

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Denver Post, Living Section-July 26, 1995,   "Great Balls Of Fire" 




"Cindybeads Promotions & Marketing Division"

My Mom, Edy (left) and my Aunt Imo have been found
traveling around together wearing massive amounts of
Cindybead jewelry for many years now. 

My aunt Imo, sadly, passed away in October, 2010, but Mom is still out there marketing her heart out.
She
actually lives in Arizona, but travels lots and
might be found anywhere, anytime......

Beware of being accosted by Mom and forced to
hear all about Cindybeads!  We love and miss our angelic Imo!



         
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                                                                        This page was last updated December, 2014                                            frontpag.gif (9866 bytes)          
by Lucinda Brown                              

                  

Special thanks to Rebecca Thomson....my first bead buyer,
artist extraordinaire, advisor and friend.....for the wonderful bead drawings sprinkled around the pages of this site!

                  

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DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING "THE SLING"
TO AVOID REPETITIVE MOTION INJURY WHILE BEADMAKING!

Feel free to print out, copy or distribute this
information as you wish...
I'm happy to help!

 


 PERSONAL PAGES:  

Tribute to my brother, Marque-2004

and my uncle, Slim Roberts (of Pike's Peak fame)

Before Cindybeads...Historical stuff about me

 

Our Grandchildren! Click the images
to see More Pix of Brandon, Emma, Elias & "the Fam"!

BRANDON EMMA ELI

 

 

 

 

The Brown
Home
Depot

August, 2006

The  BROWNS'  2001 Project -- A  New  HOME!
See images of the whole process!

 Phase 1           Phase 2          Phase 3         Landscaping