Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Note from shop owner Please look at my web site: OR follow on Facebook at Beaver Island Jewelry. Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 9, 2018

Please look at my web site: OR follow on Facebook at Beaver Island Jewelry. Thanks!

Nancy Peterson

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Nancy Peterson


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About BeaverIslandJewelry

Sales 15
On Etsy since 2008

Art in miniature

Playing with fire! Yes, that is lampworking or melting glass beads. Put together a gas torch, oxygen and a kiln, along with glass from Italy and if you are lucky you may get a beautiful miniature glass art piece! All made here in the USA.

Beaver Island Jewelry was started when I learned how to make glass beads in 2000. It was named Beaver Island Jewelry because one of my loves in life (besides my husband and dog) is Beaver Island, Michgian. This is a serene, quirky island in Lake Michgan. Brown Dog Glass Beads is my ETSY shop name because I like the name and I love my brown Chessie dog!

I am still making glass beads and jewelry and bead items such as spreader knives, finials, wine stoppers, prisms, with the beads after 16 years. It is a very peaceful and rewarding pastime.

Shop members

  • Nancy

    Owner, Glass Artisan, Designer

    Hi! I'm Nancy. Using a gas torch I create handmade glass beads. Glass used is mostly Italian glass and is formed into different shapes with the torch, melting the glass. Then the glass goes into a digital kiln to harden the glass.

  • Cary


    Cary, otherwise known as my husband, helps where and when needed!

  • Niko

    Support Staff

    Niko, my pup, is my faithful assistant. She doesn't do shipping or melting beads but gives me someone to discuss things while we take long walks!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2017
Welcome to Beaver Island Jewelry! My glass beads are all made by hand using the process called lampwork. This is creating beads with a torch, melting the glass with torch into different shapes and styles. I personally make these beads at my studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan or on Beaver Island, Michigan. So, my beads and jewelry are made here in the USA.

My business name is Beaver Island Jewelry so please check my website at or Google it. I have lots of items available, but not enough time to place on ETSY so if you are interested in something, send me a message. Facebook at Beaver Island Jewelry is a good way to see pop up items.

Please "like" Beaver Island Jewelry on Facebook for specials, drawings and early pictures.

Thank you!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you do not absolutely love your jewelry or beads, you can return it within 10 days for another item, with you paying shipping costs. No refund unless item has been shipped with insurance. If your beads or jewelry arrives broken please let me know and we will discuss solutions.
Payment is through Paypal with a confirmed address. Checks are accepted when they clear the bank. Local southwest Michigan folks or Ann Arbor, Michigan folks are welcome to visit my shop in Ann Arbor. Just email and we will set up a time.
We ship USPS first class.
We will also ship to International addresses but please contact for prices. Unfortunately the shipping costs seem to be quite high. So it may be better to buy several items at once! I won't send with insurance unless you request it.

We ship to Paypal confirmed addresses. Your shipping and billing address must be the same.
Information on shipping, payment, returns, can be found in the Policies section.

We ship 24 to 48 hours from receipt of payment, unless we notify you regarding special circumstances. Please email if you require expedited shipping. Insurance is highly recommended. No refunds without insurance.
Each package is carefully wrapped and sent to you. If this is a special gift and you would like a jewelry pouch please let us know. We have some nice pouches for a nominal fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
If interested in a custom item, please send a message and we can discuss. My shop has many items but I just don't have them all shown here -- I am a one person shop. So if you are interested in something specific, for example, frog items, please let me know and I will send photos!