Where Vintage Meets New!

Wilmington, Delaware

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Carol Briody

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Carol Briody


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About ABeadsLife

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On Etsy since 2014

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Hello everyone!
I have had a creative 'spark' all of my life..something about needing to create beautiful things from just a few simple items makes me tick. There was always 'something simmering' in my brain about what to create next, how to do it, where to find the best materials, which colors would look best together, and so on. Many of you reading this can probably relate..it's an awesome experience when there is a finished piece in your hands afterwards!

Over the years, I've been perfecting my skills in order to create pieces that not only have unique and beautiful style, are comfortable to wear and have balance, but also have the Customer and high-quality in mind. If it's not perfect, in every way, it won't be placed in my shop...rather it's 'back to the drawing board' and rightly so!

For me, lovely vintage beads and buttons, beautiful fibers, gorgeous Artisan-crafted beads in partnership with amazing items available today from all over the world make a stunning combination!

I also have a hankering to weave with beaded beads! Those tiny seed beads, available in so many colors, finishes, shapes and textures...all with so much sparkle! They are addictive! Each little beaded bead I create is a gem of its own, the possible combinations are simply unlimited! I'm truly amazed when each of these treasures is completed, never quite knowing where my seed bead weaving adventure will take me!

You can also follow along with me at Blogger.com at cbriody.blogspot.com. I'd love to hear from you there!

Take a look in my shop and see if you agree? Please don't hesitate to ask questions or make a request. I am happy to create with and for you, my Customer!

Shop members

  • Carol Briody

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Female Originally from Pennsylvania, living in Delaware. Married Lives with 3 wonderful furry friends: Mindy and Cherry the Yorkies, and Poppy the Pomeranian! Also available at cbriody.blogspot.com

  • Mindy


    5 year of Yorkie, loves to play with her toys and hates sharing toys with her Sisters Cherry and Poppy!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to ABeadsLife. I would be honored to have you Favorite or Bookmark my site! Please visit often, feel free to ask questions or just drop in for some 'window-shopping'!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Due to the 'one of a kind nature' of my pieces, a refund cannot be made only based upon an change of mind upon receipt. However, I will make every effort to work with you to correct a problem related to sizing or a problem related to shipping after an item leaves my shop. Or, we may be able to work together to create an exchange of the purchased item that is acceptable to both parties.

I work hard to make your shopping experience fabulous. If for any reason you are not happy with a purchase, please contact me immediately. I appreciate the opportunity to correct mistakes and to make this an excellent experience for both Customer and Seller!
ABeadsLife accepts all major credit cards, PayPal, Etsy Gift Cards and personal checks as payment.

Payment for an item is expected prior to shipment from this shop. Your item will ship as soon as the transaction has been processed and approved.

Cancelations are acceptable as long as the item has not shipped and the payment method has been properly amended. If payment has not been received, the Sale must be canceled.
All items are shipped by first class mail from the USA. Some delays in shipping may occur on non-mail delivery days (Examples: Holidays, Sunday, at times of severe weather).

All items are carefully inspected prior to shipping then carefully wrapped to prevent damage during shipping.

For an additional charge: shipping insurance may be added to your purchase. Please inquire about insurance costs at check out.

International shipping may require additional costs (which you will be made aware of promptly) and does require additional time (perhaps up to 2 weeks duration).
Additional policies and FAQs
Please check your package(s) immediately upon receipt to ensure everything is in order. It is always best to notify a Seller within 24 hours or less (as soon as possible) of a problem so that we may assist you promptly and with expertise.