3BeadDesigns

Inspired and Affordable Handcrafted Jewelry

North Carolina, United States · 1650 Sales

3BeadDesigns

Inspired and Affordable Handcrafted Jewelry

North Carolina, United States 1650 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Lara

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Announcement   Welcome! We are a family business located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We specialize in hand stamping, embossing, and vintage inspired lockets.

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Last updated on Jul 28, 2016

Welcome! We are a family business located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We specialize in hand stamping, embossing, and vintage inspired lockets.

Lara

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Lara

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Dying and pressing Queen Anne's Lace for lockets.
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About

Ever evolving family creativity

Years ago, I took an earring design class while on vacation in Vermont. I loved it so much, I decided to start making jewelry with my young twin daughters for a fun activity we could enjoy together. We ended up creating so many things we knew we needed to make a small business out of it. Our first craft fair took place that Fall where I met a fellow artist who told me about Etsy. That is how our Etsy journey began.

My girls created our name -- 3 Bead Designs -- because we were the "3 beaders". We have evolved from beading to more vintage inspired creations and metal working. Each piece is designed and created by us and many are one-of-a-kind. My girls are now teenagers and my models in all my photos. My son has recently started with texturizing some metal pieces and helping with shows. He is the "Hammer Master."

We like to support our fellow Etsians and most of our materials come from US based Etsy supply shops. We use the highest quality materials we can find and aim to keep our designs affordable, long lasting, and safe for sensitive skin.

Since that first meager craft fair, we have grown our family venture into a successful art and craft fair business around Western North Carolina and South Carolina. We have our jewelry in several downtown Asheville boutiques as well. Etsy is a wonderful outlet for us to sell our creations in other states and countries.

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  • Lara

    Owner, Designer

    Hello and thank you for visiting 3 Bead Designs! I live in beautiful Asheville, NC with my husband, three children, plus two siamese cats and two Vizslas. We hope you enjoy our easy to wear, affordable designs.

  • Emma Lyn

    Assistant, Creator, Jewelry Model

  • Julia

    Assistant, Customer Service

  • Anthony

    Creator

    Hammer Master.

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Find 3BeadDesigns at the following upcoming market!

  • Farm Fresh Fair

    Fountain Inn, SC,

    South Carolina

    Sep 17–18

    Fabulous not to miss event on The Farm at Rabon Creek in Fountain Inn, SC. Juried vendors, family friendly and lots of fun for everyone.

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

My necklaces and rings arrive in a gift box, tissue paper, and ribbon ready for gifting. My bracelets are packaged in a soft hand stamped muslin drawstring bag.

I will gladly include a personal note--just put it in your "notes to seller" upon checkout.

I do not include a receipt unless requested.

Care instructions

Aluminum will not tarnish. Aluminum bracelets should be rolled over the wrist not bent opened and closed, repeated bending may weaken the metal and lead to breakage.
Sterling silver will tarnish over time. Keep silver pieces in a baggy while not being worn, it will help slow tarnish. Polishing pads for silver can be purchased online. Some people have skin reactions to sterling silver that can cause skin discoloration. It is rare, but possible. Applying a thin coating of clear finger nail polish can help prevent this.
Brass and copper will tarnish. Both of these metals, especially copper, have the ability to turn the skin green. It's not a quality issue it's a science issue.

Custom and personalized orders

I do not currently offer custom jewelry stamping or engraving.

I will gladly include a personal message for gift orders. Please include details in Notes to Seller.

Wholesale availability

I welcome wholesale inquiries. Please contact me via convos to discuss terms.

Returns and exchanges

I will gladly refund the full price of your item if you are not satisfied. Please use the original packaging if possible or a padded envelope. Shipping will not be refunded unless your items were damaged or you received the wrong item. Refunds will be processed once I receive the item.
I do offer exchanges.
Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.