Inspired and Affordable Handcrafted Jewelry

North Carolina, United States · 1488 Sales


Inspired and Affordable Handcrafted Jewelry

North Carolina, United States 1488 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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3BeadDesigns is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello! I am taking a short break. My shop will reopen on Thursday, July 27. Thank you for stopping by!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 21, 2016

Hello! I am taking a short break. My shop will reopen on Thursday, July 27. Thank you for stopping by!


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Dying and pressing Queen Anne's Lace for lockets.
Preparing new molds for metal clay and resin.
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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.

Shop members
  • 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


    Hammer Master.


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 May 24, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

My necklaces and rings will be in a gift box with 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

My stainless steel chains and aluminum bracelets are care-free. They will not tarnish over time.

Stainless steel charms should be polished with a soft cloth to keep them scratch-free.

Sterling silver and silver plated jewelry will tarnish over time when exposed to air. You can store your jewelry in a plastic bag to slow tarnishing or simply polish when needed with jewelry polishing cloth.

Brass and copper jewelry will naturally darken. You may leave it the lovely natural patina or bring it back to its original bright, shiny color with metal polish.

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.