FAQ

Here are answers to your most frequently asked questions. If you can't find an answer to your question here, please contact us.

FAQs

No risk. No monthly store fee. You are charged only when you sell you products. The total commission for sales is 8% to Lampwork Market, which includes the PayPal fee which ranges between 2.9% - 3.4% (based on country) plus $0.30 - 20p.

For example, your order is $100, the fee to Lampwork Market (including PayPal fees) would be $8 and the total payout to you would be $92.

Lampworking is a glass product where a torch is used to melt glass. The torch is used to heat the glass into a molten state. Once the glass is molten, it can be manipuilated into glass beads, focal beads, paperweights, and other objects. glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Artists can use tools or hand movements to help shape the glass into the final art piece. It is also know as flameworking or torchwork. Modern practices no longer use lamps or oil-fueled lamps.

There is a reason why high-quality Lampwork beads are more expensive that mass-produced imported beads. Consider each lampwork bead a tiny work of art. Every bead is handmade, one-by-one, using a torch. This also requires the purchase of glass materials, oxygen, propane, kiln (and electricity to operate the kiln), and other supplies. Once the Lampwork bead has been created it is put into a digital kiln to gradually cool overnight. This is a critical process to harden the glass and improve the beads' durability.

At this time, we are allowing stores to be auto-approved. However, all product listings will require manual approval before they will visitble on the website.

Please allow extra time to approve listings. Each listing is approved manually to ensure all items are handmade and not mass produced. Any edits made to product listings will require going through approval process again. Most product listings are approved within 24 hours.

No, you do not have to have your SRA (self representing artist) number, but you do need to be an independent artist. We are not allowing mass produced items in this marketplace.

Whenever a bead is digitally kin annealed it has been heated up and cooled down gradually over 12 hours. Annealing is a critical step in the process of Lampwork beads durability. When Lampwork beads are not kiln annealed this causes the bead additional stress and it could break or crack.

At this time we are not offering additional advertiing options. In the future we will offer additional options to feature your market place or products.

You are able to provide a link to your personal website if you agree to pay a small monthly fee. The only requirement is the link must open in a new window. Please contact us with questions about this option.

Using a tool like Tiny JPEG or PNG has been an excellent tool for reducing the load time for images on both mobile and desktop. To save a step, you can pay an additional fee that is option to integrate this directly into Photoshop.

Lampwork Market is not affiliated with TinyPNG.

Using a tool like Tiny JPEG or PNG has been an excellent tool for reducing the load time for images on both mobile and desktop. To save a step, you can pay an additional fee that is option to integrate this directly into Photoshop.

Lampwork Market is not affiliated with TinyPNG.

Listings > Shipping Profile

Before you can begin uploading your listings, you will need to set your shipping profile. First select a shipping profile profile-based, basic, or weight-based. Once you save this selection, you can then click to +Add a new shipping profile.

You can set multiple profiles for different types of shipping you offer. For example, you may want to set separate prices for First Class and Priority mail. You can also create a free shipping profile. You may also want to create a seperate shipping profile for international orders.

Yes, you can list Lampwork beads as Made to Order items. Clearly state the beads are Made to Order in the description. Inform the buyer how long the beads take to make and ship.