DesertStarCreations

Unique Beadweaving Jewelry, Tutorials and Kits

Las Vegas, Nevada | 6223 Sales

DesertStarCreations

Unique Beadweaving Jewelry, Tutorials and Kits

Las Vegas, Nevada 6223 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1004)

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Announcement   Come see me in June at Bead and Button 2019!! I will be teaching classes June 4-7th!
Original Beadweaving Designs, Tutorials and kits by Laura Graham. My tutorials are my original designs using the hottest new beads out there in the boldest colors and metallics. GemDuo, Kite beads, Arcos, PailseyDuo, Honeycomb and Superduos as well as the whole line of CzechMates two-hole glass beads are my specialty. If it has two holes I want to create with it! I now make kits for most of my new designs and I offer teaching license to beads shop as well. Looking for a sale or coupon code? Go to my website (desertstarcreations.com) and sign up for my emails to get the sale announcements and info on new designs and beads.
My finished handmade jewelry has a flare for the unique and colorful! I started out as a bead stringer, using top of the line lampwork and handmade boro beads, Swarovski crystals and Czech glass but I have now moved into bead weaving, I am totally hooked on it and my favorite stitch is peyote and right angle weave which I now modify to fit the great new shaped beads. I am happy to adjust any items and I take custom orders! I am always close by and ready to answer emails, ship orders or assist with my designs everyday, just convo me here on Etsy or find me on Facebook or my website, DesertStarCreations(dot)com
Follow me on Instagram and Facebook at Desertstarcreations
Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @dsclaura
ALSO, check out my new paper creations in my other Etsy shop, DesertStarPaper.etsy.com
I hope you like my style, find a piece you love to wear everyday and become a lifelong customer.
Buying handmade is win-win situation: You enrich your life with beautiful handmade, one of a kind goods and you enable an artist to continue following their creative dreams. Thank you so much!
***Please make sure to read my shop policies on shipping, digital items and care for your jewelry before your purchase***

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 20, 2018

Come see me in June at Bead and Button 2019!! I will be teaching classes June 4-7th!
Original Beadweaving Designs, Tutorials and kits by Laura Graham. My tutorials are my original designs using the hottest new beads out there in the boldest colors and metallics. GemDuo, Kite beads, Arcos, PailseyDuo, Honeycomb and Superduos as well as the whole line of CzechMates two-hole glass beads are my specialty. If it has two holes I want to create with it! I now make kits for most of my new designs and I offer teaching license to beads shop as well. Looking for a sale or coupon code? Go to my website (desertstarcreations.com) and sign up for my emails to get the sale announcements and info on new designs and beads.
My finished handmade jewelry has a flare for the unique and colorful! I started out as a bead stringer, using top of the line lampwork and handmade boro beads, Swarovski crystals and Czech glass but I have now moved into bead weaving, I am totally hooked on it and my favorite stitch is peyote and right angle weave which I now modify to fit the great new shaped beads. I am happy to adjust any items and I take custom orders! I am always close by and ready to answer emails, ship orders or assist with my designs everyday, just convo me here on Etsy or find me on Facebook or my website, DesertStarCreations(dot)com
Follow me on Instagram and Facebook at Desertstarcreations
Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @dsclaura
ALSO, check out my new paper creations in my other Etsy shop, DesertStarPaper.etsy.com
I hope you like my style, find a piece you love to wear everyday and become a lifelong customer.
Buying handmade is win-win situation: You enrich your life with beautiful handmade, one of a kind goods and you enable an artist to continue following their creative dreams. Thank you so much!
***Please make sure to read my shop policies on shipping, digital items and care for your jewelry before your purchase***

Laura

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About

How it came to be Desert Star Creations

I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2007 so I have been in a daily fight with my own body. It caused me to quit going to school and work is an unimaginable, scary proposition. The beading has really helped, its my therapy. I have developed a lot of patience and tolerance through beading while in pain and being tired. It helps take my mind off of things. I initially just made my family items for Christmas but then it quickly became a habit. My mom started to sell a few of my items here and there and then finally my stock of jewelry items became so big to the point I had to do something, so my shop was born. I have expanded my skills from simple stringing jewelry to bead weaving. I have now started making and selling tutorials, beads and kits and my designs are getting some big recognition. I won a Gold Medal from Fire Mountain Gems, I am now a member of The BeadSmith Inspiration Squad, my work has been featured in their adverts as well as many published designs and I have been named Beadwork Magazines Designer of the Year for 2018! This is just the beginning!
Aside from the beading and my other hobbies (camping and running my toys in the dunes of southern Nevada), I run my home and take care of my husband and I love that even though it is a full time job in its own. I love hockey, Go Knights Go, and I am addicted to Etsy and Ebay, hunting for unique and vintage beading supplies! Please feel free to contact me at anytime for any reason, I am always happy to meet new people and lend a helping hand. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram too! I offer discounts and sneak peeks, so pop on over and "Like" me on Facebook!

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  • Laura

    Owner

    I live in Las Vegas Nevada with my awesome hubby and my lovable cats. I have always been creative, art, photography, Photoshop and now beading and paper crafts. I am also selling bead weaving tutorials and kits now too!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 2, 2018
All my finished jewelry is handmade with Swarovski crystals, Czech glass beads, seed beads and top of the line stringing materials and components. I guarantee all my work, if you have any trouble just contact me, I will fix it for free! It is NOT intended for children as some metal components are considered an alloy but I do my very best to make sure that the findings I buy are nickel and lead free.
Thank you for your time and purchase. You new jewelry will come to you in an organza gift bag, ready to wear or give as a gift.

Please note, I do not include receipts with my items. If you need an invoice or receipt you can print these yourself from Etsy. If you need another digital copy of your pattern due to a computer issue, you can also get these through your Etsy account. Click the icon at the upper right and scroll to "Purchased and Reviews" there you can fine all your purchases. If you were a guest, please contact me and I can get you a receipt via email.

Visit my web page to read more about me and my blog at Desertstarcreations.com
Find me on Facebook at Desert Star Creations and "LIKE" my page for a chance to win some of my great jewelry!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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
Jewelry: I put up detail description and close-up photos to describe my jewelry as best I can. I can alter some pieces like earrings to fit your needs better, but most items are stitched and would need to be made from scratch to re-size or change a color but you can just request a custom order. If you are not 100% happy, neither am I. Please contact me (within 7 days) if you have any problems or concerns and if you want to return the item. I will refund the cost of the jewelry only, POSTAGE IS NON REFUNDABLE. The returned item must be in its original condition and packaging. Refund will be issued within 48hrs of the item reaching me. You have up to 21 days from the date of purchase to return the item. If there is clear wear and tear or damage on the item, I reserve the right to only refund a portion of the cost or none at all if the item is not in the original "NEW" state. If your jewelry breaks, please email me and let me know even if it has been a while. We will make arrangements for you to send it back for re-stringing at no cost, just postage one way. It is rare but a chipped bead or crystal can cut the line used to stitch the item or the wire on which it is strung. If you lose a charm or pendant, we can make arrangements to have it replaced for a small fee. Even if it has been a couple years, I want you to love your jewelry for years to come!

Loose Beads: I put up close up photos and clear descriptions but if you are not happy message me and mail them back within 21 days of receiving them and I will off a full refund, shipping is not refundable. PLEASE NOTE: I do not offer refunds on my KITS, DESTASH or PDF tutorials. Those are straight forward and match the description exactly. I also can not do partial refunds for digital items, please read my listings carefully and if you miss a coupon of a combo pack for tutorials, I am sorry but Etsy does not allow or have the system in place to do a partial refunds. If you have any questions or want more info or pictures on any items or patterns, just ask! I am happy to help!

Kits, Destash, Tutorials: These are non-rufundable items. Please feel free to contact me if you want more info, pictures or descriptions prior to purchase. Thanks!

My Design Tutorials are meant for one person, please do not make copies and give to all your friends. These are very time consuming to make and I try to keep my prices low. Ask your friends to buy their own. Thanks!
Payment
You can use a credit card directly through Etsy, it is very easy to use and secure. I also accept Pay Pal as well. Non payment will delay shipping until payment is received. If no Payment is received within 3 working days, your sale will be cancelled. Your items will be shipped out 1-3 business days after payment is cleared.
Shipping
USA SHIPPING:
I will ship your purchase within 1-2 working days, most of the time within 24hrs of your payment through USPS First Class Mail. Standard shipping times are 3-7 business days. Priority shipping is available, you can select this during checkout.
Multiple item orders: If you shipping total goes above a certain amount, I automatically upgrade you to Priority Shipping. If it is over $2 after the upgrade I will do partial refunds starting in $1 increments.
I also offer UPS Ground shipping. Add all items to cart and select shipping upgrade to UPS. I still offer refunds for shipping overages but please note that UPS is expensive and I have to leave the house to get your package out so it will take longer shipping times as well.
I do sell handmade gift boxes that come with faster shipping. Even if it is not a gift this is a easy way to request Priority 2-3 day shipping. Please see the gift boxes listed in my shop for more details.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
International shipping takes anywhere for 7-30 days depending on location and customs. Please be patient, I am not responsible for delays. If you want faster shipping, please do not purchase the item, contact me so I can get you a price quote and adjust the listing to charge you for the proper shipping. I can not track international packages unless you are willing to pay for tracking which will cost anywhere from $20-$50. Contact me if you do not see your country listed in the shipping options, some countries I just can not ship to.
Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and I am not responsible for those charges. For any additional information refer to your local customs agency. These fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Etsy creates the shipping form so I can NOT change the information, marking things as a gift or marking a different amount is illegal and I will not risk my business.

I will insure any items over $75 and there is tracking on every package. Please ensure that your address is correct and that you have typed it correctly, Etsy and Pay Pal fill out the shipping forms for me, I never copy or type your address myself, the sites take it from how you enter it. Also add Etsy to your email safe list to ensure that you get the tracking info or questions I may have in email, check you junk folders for emails from me as well, I send all info that way.

Everything ships from a smoke-free home. I do have a cat but promise to keep her out of your package. Jewelry, minus the cat hair! :)
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS:
I am happy to make or adjust any items to suit your needs. I can also work with you to design any kind of jewelry that you have in mind. I can handle most anything although I will say that wire work and metal welding are not in my wheelhouse.
Just contact me through the item page where it says "Request a Custom Item" and we can discuss any of your ideas or needs. Custom orders will require a non-refundable 50% deposit and may need extra time to complete depending on stock. I am a full time, house wife, jewelry maker and I am home and ready to get started on your new one of a kind item! I can complete most work in a matter of a couple days to a couple weeks depending on stock or if items need to be ordered.

CARE FOR YOUR JEWELRY:
To make your jewelry last longer and look new longer, please keep it in a cool, dry place. A jewelry box or air tight bag will help the parts from dirt and tarnish. Do not subject jewelry to water, soap, make-up or perfumes. Email me if you have any issues, I want you to enjoy your item for years to come.

FEEDBACK:
I am a long time EBay user and believe that Feedback is a great tool. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me so we can communicate and fix anything before you leave any negative Feedback. I would love to see all positive remarks and if you send me a photo of you wearing the item I am happy to share it on my Facebook page. It’s always reassuring to see that people in the past have taken the right steps to achieve that positive Feedback, it helps your piece of mind in your online selling and purchasing. Let’s be positive together!