Craft Supplies

Baton Rouge, Louisiana · 245 Sales


Craft Supplies

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 245 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Lisa Appelbaum

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Lisa Appelbaum


My current stock of regular sized chew toy wreaths as well as some new larger ones and one mini sized one


Giving Rabbits a Helping Hand

The shop names says is all. I started this shop to raise money for homeless rabbits, namely those at Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue in Baton Rouge, LA.

I had been beading a little bit in high school and college, making jewelry for myself and to give as presents. I learned mostly from my sister and my aunt.

I joined Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue in 2005 as a volunteer while I was still in college. At some point in time I had the idea to try to sell my jewelry, especially rabbit themed, to make money for the rescue. I initially only had my jewelry available on MHRR's website and brought it to events we went to that allowed fundraising.

I didn't have much success as our rescue didn't have much of a following back then. In 2008, I decided to try selling on Etsy. I hadn't thought of the name "Beads for Bunnies" yet, so I signed up under my usual nom de plume that I use online "cillana". Soon I came up with my shop name and cute bunny logo, or rather the old version of my logo. In 2010, my sister, who is a graphic designer, helped me update my logo to what I had envisioned 2 years earlier.

In 2011 I decided to sign up for a new email address so I could get a second Etsy account. Beads for Bunnies now had an account under its own name. My first account didn't just disappear. It's becoming a haven for my love of nature.

All jewelry is crafted in a smoke-free and bunny-friendly home.

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Shop members

  • Lisa Appelbaum

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Shipper

    I'm a lover of bunnies and lover of beading. I combined my hobbies of animal rescue and jewelry making to create this shop. I'm currently unemployed due to chronic vertigo. My rabbits and my jewelry making help get me out of bed every day.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 19, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Items may returned for refund of list price if in original condition. The buyer will be refunded the price of the item and shipping cost once it returns to the shop. Buyer will pay the cost of return shipping.

Custom items may be returned if they are not customized to the point where I cannot sell them to someone else. For example, I cannot sell something with your name on it.

Beads for Bunnies is not responsible for items lost in the mail. If your packaged was insured, please contact me as soon as possible so we can get the claim filed promptly. If your package was not insured and your item was damaged, not lost, I will give a refund for the list price and shipping upon receiving the damaged item back. Buyer will pay the cost of return shipping.
I accept payments through Etsy's Payment System and PayPal.

If you would like to cancel a sale, please contact me as soon as possible so I do not mail out your item. If the item has been mailed to you, you are responsible for the cost of shipping to you and back to me. Item must be returned in original condition for refund.
I pack my jewelry inside an organza bag and then either inside a cardboard jewelry box that is then put inside a bubble mailer or for larger jewelry pieces or multiple items, inside a small cardboard box. I use lots of tissue paper and bubble wrap to make sure everything is safe and sound.

I ship within 1-5 business days of sale. If I over charge you on shipping by more than $1.00, I will refund the difference.

Inside the USA:
All items are sent with tracking. Items $50.00 and over are shipped with insurance. You can request insurance for cheaper items at an additional cost to you. Packages are usually sent via USPS First Class Package Service. If the package weighs one pound or more, USPS Priority Mail will be used instead. If the Priority shipping upgrade is chosen, I will ship via USPS Priority Mail no matter the weight and prioritize your order for quicker processing time.

International Orders:
Packages will be sent USPS First Class International. Tracking and insurance are not available with this type of shipping. Please check your country's import regulations before ordering. Beads for Bunnies is not responsible for items seized at customs. Beads for Bunnies is not responsible for customs fees, import duties, and taxes that may be imparted when the package enters your country.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am not taking requests for completely custom jewelry designs at this time. If you would like me to modify an already existing piece (such as changing the type of clasp, ear hook, or length), please contact me.