3BeadDesigns

Handmade Accessories Inspired by Our Beautiful World.

Asheville, North Carolina | 6937 Sales

3BeadDesigns

Handmade Accessories Inspired by Our Beautiful World.

Asheville, North Carolina 6937 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (1002)

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Announcement   Please read the full listing descriptions before purchase.
*All my designs are handmade one at a time. The stamped pieces are created using various stamps and hammers. I don't measure or use guides, it is all free hand work, so please expect variances from the photos. I designed my pieces to have a rustic and vintage look and are not meant to look store bought or exactly alike.
*Once your order is shipped it is the responsibility of USPS to get it to you. During busy holiday seasons shipping may be delayed and is out of my control.
If your package isn't delivered to you due to an incorrect address and it is returned to me, your order will be refunded excluding shipping costs.
**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, 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.

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Last updated on Feb 12, 2019

Please read the full listing descriptions before purchase.
*All my designs are handmade one at a time. The stamped pieces are created using various stamps and hammers. I don't measure or use guides, it is all free hand work, so please expect variances from the photos. I designed my pieces to have a rustic and vintage look and are not meant to look store bought or exactly alike.
*Once your order is shipped it is the responsibility of USPS to get it to you. During busy holiday seasons shipping may be delayed and is out of my control.
If your package isn't delivered to you due to an incorrect address and it is returned to me, your order will be refunded excluding shipping costs.
**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, 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 with my three children, two dogs, and three cats.
Years ago, I took an earring design class while on vacation in Vermont. I loved it so much, I involved my twin daughters for a fun activity we could enjoy together. We ended up creating so many things we decided 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 my home studio. My girls are now teenagers and my models in my photos.
I like to support my fellow Etsians and most of my materials come from US based supply shops. I source the highest quality materials I 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 twin daughters and son, plus three cats and two energetic 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!

  • Vintage Market Days
    WNC Agricultural Center
    1301 Fanning Bridge Rd
    FLETCHER, NC

    Mar 15–17

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Shop policies

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Last updated on Dec 15, 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

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.
**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 returned 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 refund your purchase price. You will need to repurchase the item.
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.