BeadsAbove

Not Your Everyday Accessories

37 Sales

BeadsAbove

Not Your Everyday Accessories

37 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(12)

BeadsAbove is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner On vacation, will be back mid August

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 1, 2016

On vacation, will be back mid August

Karen Dougherty

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Karen Dougherty

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(12)
TinyAzureOwl

TinyAzureOwl on Jun 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really cute and well made. Very happy with my purchase!

TinyAzureOwl

TinyAzureOwl on Jun 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful lanyard! Lovely work. I've gotten many compliments. Very happy with my purchase.

TinyAzureOwl

TinyAzureOwl on Jun 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Cute hair accessory! Well made. Thanks so much!

MokshaEnokiro

MokshaEnokiro on Mar 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Came in exactly as shown on the tin. Very beautiful! Was delighted to receive this in the mail (with the really kind personal thank you card). Definitely considering buying from this shop again.

Realta Cain

Realta Cain on Jul 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love it, exactly as shown.

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About

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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Last updated on June 28, 2015
Welcome to Beads Above! The items you'll see here came about after years of attending science fiction conventions and finding that I wanted something more pleasing and more permanent than the typical badge holder or lanyard.

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
Payment
All items shown are ready to ship.

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.
Shipping
Items will be shipped within 1 to 3 days after your check clears or upon receipt of PayPal payment or money order.

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
Items may be refunded within 5 days of being recieved. Buyer pays for return shipping. Please convo me to let me know you're returning an order. A refund will be issued once the item is returned, either though PayPal or a money order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Order Info
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.