Hammer & Beads

Texas, United States · 123 Sales


Hammer & Beads

Texas, United States 123 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Expect the Unexpected!
Welcome to Hammer & Beads; where you will find my metal work along with my beaded designs. Everything you see on my Etsy pages will be made by me or my husband, Alb. I will let you know if Alb made the item. It will all be Funky and Fabulous! Thank you so much for your interest!

Last updated on Apr 1, 2016

Expect the Unexpected!
Welcome to Hammer & Beads; where you will find my metal work along with my beaded designs. Everything you see on my Etsy pages will be made by me or my husband, Alb. I will let you know if Alb made the item. It will all be Funky and Fabulous! Thank you so much for your interest!

Deb Butzke

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2015
Welcome to Hammer & Beads! I create most all the designs you will see here in my shop. Any of my jewelry pieces can be adjusted to custom fit their new owners. I can lengthen or shorten any necklace or bracelet, usually at no extra charge. Just let me know BEFORE you complete your purchase so I can get the correct measurements and give you a time frame on shipping. NEW: The "Hammer and Bead" category will now include some of my husband, Alb's, metal pieces. I will always make note when he is the artist! Thank you!

Also, all of my earrings can be changed out to CLIP-ONS, STUDS, HYPO-ALLERGENIC STAINLESS STEEL WIRES, FRENCH HOOKS, or LEVERBACKS at NO EXTRA CHARGE and no shipping delay.

I love doing custom work when time allows. I am busiest during the Christmas season, so if you need custom, order early! Feel free to contact me.

I sell my jewelry at craft and office building shows in and around the Houston area. In the event you purchase a piece that is already sold, I will refund the total amount; try to closely re-create the design; or, you can choose another piece of equal value. This is probably an unlikely event, but not impossible.

I like to recycle by re-using shipping envelopes and materials whenever possible.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy Gift Cards. It is very easy and safe to open a PayPal account. Even if you do not have an account you can still use PayPal to send a payment using your email address and a credit/debit card. Your credit card and bank information will never be revealed to others.

Payment must be made within 3 business days after the sale; after that unpaid items may be relisted. Contact me if you have any problem with payment.

There will be an 8.25% sales tax applied to all TX residents.
DOMESTIC SHIPPING-I will ship orders within 2-3 days (usually in 24hrs.) of payment via USPS First Class or Priority Mail.
Priority Mail is $6.00 flat rate for all the box will hold. I like shipping by Priority Mail; it's a 3-day maximum delivery time-excluding Sundays. But I understand you may not want to pay $6.00 to ship your purchase, so I have set my shipping default for USPS First Class. PLEASE CONTACT ME PROIR TO PAYMENT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE YOUR SHIPPING FROM USPS FIRST CLASS TO PRIORITY MAIL. USPS First Class shipping will be $3 for the first item, then $.50 for each item thereafter. If the shipping total goes up to $5, I will just pack everything in the Priority Mail box or envelope and upgrade you to a 3-day maximum delivery time frame. Shipping charges are nonrefundable.

COMBINED SHIPPING-Combined shipping is addressed in the above paragraph. If you are unsure about my combined shipping be sure to contact me BEFORE payment.

INSURANCE-Please contact me PRIOR to payment if you want to insure your package. Requesting additional insurance is inexpensive and the responsibility of the buyer. I cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged packages.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING-Please contact me to let me know if you want your order shipped Priority Mail International or First Class International. International orders ship from 1-5 days of purchase (usually within 48 hours). Shipping charges are nonrefundable. Please note that should your package incur any fees or taxes upon entering your country's customs these are always the responsibility of the buyer.

GIFT BOXES-All orders will come gift-boxed for giving or treating yourself!

"SHIP TO" ADDRESSES-I normally ship to PayPal addresses. Please be sure it is updated. In the event your PayPal address DOES NOT match your Etsy address, contact me with your preference. Otherwise, I will assume your PayPal address is correct and ship to your PayPal address.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to LOVE your new jewelry. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, contact me within 7 days of purchase. I will always work with you to make it right. RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. Please contact me BEFORE returning any piece so I know to expect your package. Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer. All returned packages MUST be insured. I cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged packages.
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK REVIEWS-I leave a positive feedback review when you have completed your purchase and made payment. When satisfied with your purchase, please take a moment to leave me positive feedback. If, for any reason, you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me before leaving feedback.

CARE & STORAGE OF YOUR NEW JEWELRY-Sterling silver jewelry is best kept in a sealed, zipper-locked plastic bag. I keep all my unsold sterling jewelry in plastic tackle boxes that I buy from a local sporting goods store. They have compartments that help keep the jewelry clean, organized and easy to find.

CLEANING YOUR JEWELRY-NEVER dip any of your pieces in liquid jewelry cleaner. Some can actually harm your gemstones. It is best to use a treated jewelry cleaning cloth.

REPAIRS-I take pride in every piece of jewelry that I make. If you experience any problem with a piece you have purchased please contact me, and I will work with you to resolve the problem.

CUSTOM ORDERS-Custom orders are always welcome. Sorry NO refunds on custom orders.

AFRICAN TRADE BEADS-Made by the Venetians in the early 1800 & 1900's, these amazingly intricate beads were used in trade with Africa. These millefiori (meaning "many flowers" or "many eyes") beads are between 100 & 200 years old.

ANTIQUE TIBETAN BEADS-These antique beads are made of Amber, Carnelian, Turquoise, Coral & Naga shell using highly decorated caps of traditional Tibetan sterling or brass. Most of these beads are over 200 years old, & are very rare, with limited quantities available. The Amber is prehistoric,solidified tree sap. It is 50 million years old! The Amber beads were carved well over 200 years ago. The Naga shell beads were traded to Tibet over 100 years ago. Carnelian is no longer mined in Tibet. It is also at least 100 years old.

HILL TRIBE SILVER-From the hills of Thailand, the people of the Karen Tribe hand craft pendants & beads. These stunningly simple designs are made from 97-99% pure silver.

ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS-These ancient glass pieces are more than 2150 years old, which dates their origins back to 350-150 B.C. They were found in the area of the Bactrian Kingdom (once part of the Roman Empire) which is located in North Central Asia. These glass pieces were once beads, bottles, jars, cups, vases, perfume containers, & decorative tiles. Over the passage of time, while being buried, this glass broke into pieces & began to collect deposits from the minerals of the earth which formed layers of unique colors known as patina.

RAINBOW CALSILICA-There is quite a controversy surrounding this rainbow-colored stone from Mexico. No one is quite sure if it is natural or man-made. Either way, it is a wonderful lapidary stone and makes very interesting jewelry. Calsilica is composed of calcite allophane clay and has been stabilized with the same process used on almost all modern turquoise.

CHRYSANTHEMUM STONE-Chrysanthemum stone, nicknamed Stone of Wealth and Honor, was shaped over 200 million years ago. It is found in the rock of the bottom of Daxi River in Yonge town, Liu Yang city, Hunan province. This smooth black limestone contains a matrix of white bladed crystals of calcite and/or alusite. The natural bursting patterns look like chrysanthemum flowers as well as many other abstract designs. This stone was first excavated and carved in the early Qing Dynasty. In 1915, China exhibited one chrysanthemum stone in the International Expo held in Panama. It gained the golden prize and obtained the title of-First in the World. There is only a small quantity of this great stone; thus, it is very rare and valuable.

VARISCITE-Variscite is a relatively rare phosphate mineral. It is a secondary mineral formed by direct deposition from phosphate-bearing water that has reacted with aluminium-rich rocks in a near-surface environment. Variscite often contains white veins of the calcium aluminium phosphate mineral crandalite. It was first described in 1837 and named for the type locality of Variscia, the historical name of Vogtland in Germany. It is also found in Utah, Nevada, Australia, Poland, Spain, and Brazil. Variscite is also know as Aqua Terra Jasper and Sea Sediment.