3BeadDesigns

Handmade Accessories Inspired by Our Beautiful World.

Asheville, North Carolina · 5513 Sales

3BeadDesigns

Handmade Accessories Inspired by Our Beautiful World.

Asheville, North Carolina 5513 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(877)

Shop owner

Lara

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Announcement   Please read the full listing descriptions before purchase. They should have all the information you'll need, but if you still have questions, please contact me before you order.

All of my designs are handmade. The stamped pieces are done by using various stamps to complete each design. I don't measure or use guides, it is all free hand work, so please expect slight variances from the photos. I designed my pieces to have a rustic and vintage look and are not meant to look store bought.
I am not responsible for your package once it has been shipped. First Class shipping is slower and does include tracking.
Priority shipping makes your package arrive faster once it's been shipped, but does not move your order ahead in my shop. If you need an order rushed, please contact me prior to ordering.
If your package isn't delivered to you because the address you provided is incorrect and it is sent back to me, you will need to give me the correct information and pay for additional shipping. I will not be able to cancel or refund your original transaction if you decide not to pay for shipping to the corrected address.
International buyers: please note that Customs Fees and VAT are not included in your purchase.

Please read my shop policies and FAQ's before placing your order. They contain important information regarding shipping, common questions, cleaning and care, and returns.

If you need greater quantities of any item, please contact me and we'll make it happen!
****Contact me via Etsy Convos with any questions.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 4, 2018

Please read the full listing descriptions before purchase. They should have all the information you'll need, but if you still have questions, please contact me before you order.

All of my designs are handmade. The stamped pieces are done by using various stamps to complete each design. I don't measure or use guides, it is all free hand work, so please expect slight variances from the photos. I designed my pieces to have a rustic and vintage look and are not meant to look store bought.
I am not responsible for your package once it has been shipped. First Class shipping is slower and does include tracking.
Priority shipping makes your package arrive faster once it's been shipped, but does not move your order ahead in my shop. If you need an order rushed, please contact me prior to ordering.
If your package isn't delivered to you because the address you provided is incorrect and it is sent back to me, you will need to give me the correct information and pay for additional shipping. I will not be able to cancel or refund your original transaction if you decide not to pay for shipping to the corrected address.
International buyers: please note that Customs Fees and VAT are not included in your purchase.

Please read my shop policies and FAQ's before placing your order. They contain important information regarding shipping, common questions, cleaning and care, and returns.

If you need greater quantities of any item, please contact me and we'll make it happen!
****Contact me via Etsy Convos with any questions.

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

Shop policies

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Last updated on May 10, 2018
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

If the designs lose their dark coloring, you can color in the areas with a permanent black sharpie marker. Use fine steel wool or a silver polishing cloth to remove excess ink.
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 when not worn. Some have skin reactions to silver that can cause skin discoloration. Applying a thin coating of clear finger nail polish can help prevent this.
Brass and copper will naturally patina. These metals have the ability to turn the skin green, especially when exposed to treated water.

Custom and personalized orders

I typically do not offer custom jewelry stamping but please inquire if interested. I do not have the tools to engrave. I can 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 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.