Not Your Everyday Accessories
I'm a fan of dress up, whether it's for a Steampunk event, a RennFair, or a Science Fiction convention. While I'm not a costume maker, I seem to have a knack for coming up with the right accessories for an outfit.
Beads Above came about when I couldn't find some of the things I wanted, especially when it came to finding something to put my convention badge on that wasn't just a plain cord. So I started playing with some of the beads & bits of chain I already owned, and the idea took off from there.
Everything you see in my Etsy shop is hand assembled by me. I love learning new ways to do things, and especially enjoy hand coloring many of the components for the lanyards and badge pins. Paints, alcohol inks & pastes are used to transform brass & aluminum into colorful focal pieces and findings. I work mainly with copper, brass, aluminum and plated base metals for all my items. In addition, I use Swarovski Crystal Elements in all of the hair clips.
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Please Note: The lanyards in my shop are intended for displaying badges only. They should not be used if your badge needs to be repeatedly swiped for access, as this may damage the finish on some of the pieces.
I assemble all the items by hand,and make my own jump rings for many of the chains.. While some items can be duplicated, most will be one of a kind. Unless noted, the items you see here should be considered costume jewelry. In most cases, I've added a sealant to help preserve the finish on the item..
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Direct Checking is now available. I also accept checks, money orders and PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use the service, and most credit/debit cards are accepted. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please convo me for my mailing address.
6.25% sales tax applied for all MA purchases.
Orders will be shipped through USPS First Class/First Class International, and are packaged in a gift box and a padded envelope. You will be notified when the order is shipped and , when possible, given a tracking number.
Customs fees & VATs are the responsibility of the buyer for international orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Do convo me if you are interested in having a custom hair clip or chain lanyard. Custom orders can take up to 2 weeks to ship, depending on whether I have the needed items in stock. I use Swarovski crystals in the hair clips and coated copper wire from Parawire in these items. Colors for these can be found at Fire Mountain Gems and Parawire. respectively, and may aid you in determining your choice of colors.