3BeadDesigns

Handmade Accessories Inspired by Our Beautiful World.

Asheville, North Carolina · 4870 Sales

3BeadDesigns

Handmade Accessories Inspired by Our Beautiful World.

Asheville, North Carolina 4870 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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(790)

Shop owner

Lara

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Announcement   Please double check your mailing address before ordering. I only ship to the address you provide to Etsy.
Please read Shop Policies and FAQ sections prior to purchase. They contain important information regarding shipping, common questions, and returns.
If you need greater quantities of any item, please contact me and we'll make it happen!
I offer wholesale. Please convo me to discuss details.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 9, 2018

Please double check your mailing address before ordering. I only ship to the address you provide to Etsy.
Please read Shop Policies and FAQ sections prior to purchase. They contain important information regarding shipping, common questions, and returns.
If you need greater quantities of any item, please contact me and we'll make it happen!
I offer wholesale. Please convo me to discuss details.

Lara

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Lara

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About

Family Creativity Leads to a Small Business

Hello! I am Lara and I live in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Years ago, I took an earring design class while on vacation in Vermont. I loved it so much, I involved 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 adventure began.
My girls created our name -- 3 Bead Designs -- because we were the "3 beaders". Our designs have evolved from beads to more nature inspired creations and metal working. Each piece is designed and created in our home studio. My girls are now teenagers and my models in my photos.
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.
We enjoy having a creative outlet and are constantly trying new techniques and materials. We are particularly inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains where we live. Flowers, trees, and mountains are a common theme for our creations.
We love and appreciate handcrafted items and thank you for supporting independent, handmade shops!

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 four cats and two Vizslas. We hope you enjoy our easy to wear, affordable designs.

  • Emma Lyn

    Assistant, Jewelry Model

  • Julia

    Assistant

Local

Find 3BeadDesigns at the following upcoming market!

  • Vinage Market Days of Asheville
    WNC Agricultural Center
    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd
    FLETCHER, NC

    Mar 16–18

    Mark your calendars for the 2018 SPRING Asheville Metro Vintage Market Days® March 16-18, 2018 - one of Country Living Magazines "7 Flea Markets & Barn Sales You Won't Want To Miss"! Grab your girlfriends or your husband & join us for a weekend of the very best of Vintage vendors from across the United States. We bring vendors who are unique to Vintage Market Days®. VMD™ is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings & a little more. Shopping, live music...We love bringing the Vintage experience® to the Asheville Metro Area!

Shop policies

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Last updated on Nov 2, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

My lockets, earrings, and rings arrive in a gift box ready for gifting. Charm necklaces, most bracelets, and keychains are packaged in a hand stamped cotton muslin drawstring bag.
All items are shipped in a padded mailer.
**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

*Cuff bracelets should be rolled over the wrist not bent opened and closed, repeated bending may weaken the metal and lead to breakage.
*Sterling silver and silver plating will tarnish over time. Keep items in a plastic bag while not being worn. Some have skin reactions to 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 have the ability to turn the skin green, especially when exposed to treated water.
**Do not bath, swim, or excessively hand wash while wearing your jewelry.
*Resin: Do not get resin pieces wet. Clean resin with a soft cloth. Keep out of sunlight.

Custom and personalized orders

I typically do not offer custom jewelry stamping but please inquire if interested. I do not have the ability to engrave. I do not insert photos into lockets but will include a paper template to make it easy for you to trace a photo. I have instructions on sizing photos in my FAQ section.

Wholesale availability

Yes! I welcome wholesale inquiries. Please contact me via convos or at 3beaddesigns@stonypoint.com to discuss terms.

Returns and Exchanges

I will gladly refund the full price of your item within 2 weeks of purchase. Please return using the original packaging if possible or a padded envelope.
**Any shipping will not be refunded unless your items were damaged or you received a different item than purchased. Refunds will be processed once I receive the item.
**If item was damaged due to reckless care or submersion in water (ex. swimming or bathing) returns or refunds are not available.
**All return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

How do I put a photo into my locket?

Here is a link for directions on how to put a photo into a locket. I also include a round template for my 32mm round lockets for easy tracing.
http://www.wikihow.com/Put-a-Picture-in-a-Locket

How do I size a photo for my locket?

Here is a link on how to resize photos using a Mac:http://www.wikihow.com/Resize-Pictures-%28for-Macs%29

Problems with shipping

Please double check your shipping address prior to placing your order. In case of incorrect/incomplete shipping address, once the package is returned to me I will resend the package. Customer is responsible for additional shipping fees.
Once the package is with the postal service, I have no control over your order. Tracking is available on your Etsy Reciept for all orders. If you have an issue with shipping please contact me.