DesertStarCreations

Unique Beaded and Beadweaving Jewelry Items and Tutorials

Las Vegas, Nevada · 2981 Sales

DesertStarCreations

Unique Beaded and Beadweaving Jewelry Items and Tutorials

Las Vegas, Nevada 2981 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(455)

Shop owner

Laura

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Announcement   Beadweaving and Beadwork Handmade Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces and Original Design Tutorials by Laura Graham. My tutorials are my original designs using the hottest new beads out there. Silky beads, Kheops and Arcos par Puca, DiamonDuo, 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 it! I am now selling a ton of beads so check back often as I am slowly adding them in. I also offer teaching licenses, convo me and I will get a custom listing set up to suit your needs. A few of my designs have matching pieces so look for a combo pack for a discount on the set of patterns. Also selling kits now on a few popular designs! Read listings carefully as I do not give partial or full refunds on any digital items.
Handmade beaded jewelry with a flare for the unique and colorful! I started out as a bead stringer, using top of the line lampwork and handmade boro beads 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 have a full range of color and finishes in almost every size and shape bead out there like galvanized, metallics, Picasso and more! 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***

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Last updated on Jul 30, 2016

Beadweaving and Beadwork Handmade Earrings, Bracelets and Necklaces and Original Design Tutorials by Laura Graham. My tutorials are my original designs using the hottest new beads out there. Silky beads, Kheops and Arcos par Puca, DiamonDuo, 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 it! I am now selling a ton of beads so check back often as I am slowly adding them in. I also offer teaching licenses, convo me and I will get a custom listing set up to suit your needs. A few of my designs have matching pieces so look for a combo pack for a discount on the set of patterns. Also selling kits now on a few popular designs! Read listings carefully as I do not give partial or full refunds on any digital items.
Handmade beaded jewelry with a flare for the unique and colorful! I started out as a bead stringer, using top of the line lampwork and handmade boro beads 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 have a full range of color and finishes in almost every size and shape bead out there like galvanized, metallics, Picasso and more! 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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Laura

Blue Green Teal Cane Glass Czech Beaded Necklace
$69.99
Blues and Grays Pearl and Chain Necklace
$59.99
Lapis Blue Crystal Pearl Choker Necklace
$63.99
Blood Red Gunmetal Boro Glass and Chain Necklace
$29.99
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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. I 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 now sells my jewelry once a month at a craft show in Southern California. 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 and my designs are getting some big recognition. I won a Gold Medal from Fire Mountain Gems, I am now a member of the Bead Smiths Inspiration Squad, I had two published designs in the Fall of 2014 and another coming Summer 2015 and I teach my designs here in Vegas at local bead store called Sweet Beads at least once a month. 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 football and hockey and I am addicted to Etsy and Ebay, hunting for unique and bargain 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 hop on over and "Like" me on Facebook!

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  • Laura

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    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 now too!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 30, 2016
All my life, I have always been a creative person. I have taken art and photography classes through years of schooling. I have worked with photographers and with Photoshop to create graphic design and put finishing touches on photographs. Once when I was in my early twenties, a friend of mine let me use some of her beads to make a necklace of my own, it was a blast! I still have that necklace to this day. About 8 and a half years ago I was able to start buying my own stock of beads and components. I originally made gifts for family and friends, before I knew it my mom was selling some of my pieces. Now I have grown and increased my skills to include bead weaving. I love the challenge this new level of skill brings and have become well know for working with the newest beads, creating original designs and tutorials, I have won awards, I teach my designs local here in Las Vegas and have been published in leading industry magazines. I am also now a proud member of The Beadsmith Inspiration Squad and designing for one of the largest wholesale companies around. I am happy to help make or create a one of a kind piece for any occasion or help you learn how to make my designs. Don't see what you need, contact me. Your idea + my skill = A great piece of jewelry!

All my jewelry is hand made with Sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and pressed glass, glass seed beads, cane glass, lampwork beads and all kinds of metal, silver and silver plated beads and components. I use top quality crimps, glues and wire or heavy thread to string or stitch the pieces together. Please keep in mind that it is hand made, its fragile and not a toy. 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 beads 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.
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

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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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 unless it is a made to order or adjustments need to be made. Standard shipping will be 3-7 business days. Priority shipping is available, you can select this during checkout.
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! :)
Refunds and Exchanges
I put up detail description and close-up photos to describe my jewelry as best I can. I can alter a piece to fit your needs better, just ask. The same beads will be used in each piece (if they are available) or one close to it but they may be placed in a different order when it comes to some of the charm style bracelets. However, if you are not 100% happy, neither am I. Please email me if you have any problems or concerns and if you want to return the item, let me know in advance. 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 30 days from the date of purchase to return the item. If there is clear wear and tear 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.

Refunds on loose beads are 14 days. I put up close up photos and clear descriptions but if you are not happy message me and mail them back within 14 days of receiving them and I will off a full refund, shipping is not refundable. PLEASE NOTE: I do not offer refunds on my 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!

If your jewelry breaks, please email me and let me know. We will make arrangements for you to send it back for re-stringing at no cost. 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. I am happy to repair it at no charge (you will have to pay to ship it to me $2-3)
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! You can do this for the life of the piece, even if it has been a year, contact me and I will take care of it!
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!

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 silver and silver plated parts from tarnish. Do not subject jewelry to water, soap, make-up or perfumes. Even a small scratch can cause the silver plating to peel off. You can purchase liquid cleansers and polishing cloths for costume jewelry from drug or department stores to help clean you jewelry. Email me if you have any issues or would like your jewelry cleaned by me, just pay shipping, I will do the rest. 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 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!