DivineBeadCreations

Hand-Crafted Beaded Jewelry & Rhinestone Accessories

Antioch, California · 455 Sales

DivineBeadCreations

Hand-Crafted Beaded Jewelry & Rhinestone Accessories

Antioch, California 455 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Karen

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Announcement   TO MY VALUED CUSTOMERS: Effective August 28, 2016, the USPS First-Class Package Service rates for packages that weigh 1-3 ounces will increase by 15 cents. My apologies for this inconvenience.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions, comments or custom order inquiries. I will respond within 24 hours.

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2016

TO MY VALUED CUSTOMERS: Effective August 28, 2016, the USPS First-Class Package Service rates for packages that weigh 1-3 ounces will increase by 15 cents. My apologies for this inconvenience.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions, comments or custom order inquiries. I will respond within 24 hours.

Karen

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For Love of the Craft!

When I was five years old, my mom started weaving. All these years later, she continues to enjoy her passion, designing her own patterns and making some of the most beautiful and colorful silk warp I have ever seen. When she's not weaving, she's sewing or knitting. I don't know that I've ever seen my mom out of her home without her knitting basket.

As a youngster, I dabbled in arts and crafts as a Campfire Girl and took several stabs at knitting, but nothing stuck for long. In fact, until 2003, I truly did not believe I had a creative bone in my body.

In 1999, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In 2003, my chronic illness landed me off work for several months. During that time, a dear friend gave me a beautiful multi-colored Swarovski crystal beaded bracelet. In an attempt to accessorize this beautiful accessory, I searched high and low (without success) for a complimentary piece. There happened to be a small family-owned bead store within walking distance of my home, so I popped in there and with some minimal instruction from the owner, was able to create my own anklet. It complimented my bracelet beautifully. It was through this process that I discovered just how much I enjoyed working with beads. One thing lead to another, and friends and family began commissioning me to make pieces for them.

It was through the painstaking, but highly effective process of trial and error, that I discovered my knack for combining colorful beads with metal components. I thoroughly enjoy using vibrant, light-catching beads, for the simple reason that they make me happy. As a result, most of my pieces incorporate Crystallized TM Swarovski Elements.

I live with my wonderful husband, Mike, and our four-legged "kids," an adorable 6 lb., nine year old Maltese, Lexie, and our three cats, Jackson, Gracie and Anya. In 2009, we were blessed with the means to purchase a beautiful home in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, we are the extremely proud parents of an adult son recently retired from the United States Marine Corp, as well as an exceptionally adorable grandson, Camden, born in 2009.

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  • Karen Allenfort

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Jane Of All Trades, Master Of None

    In 2003, while in the midst of a debilitating chronic illness, I discovered beaded jewelry. The process of this creative outlet deeply "feeds my soul." My greatest hope is that you enjoy wearing my creations as much as I enjoy creating them.

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Last updated on August 20, 2015
Welcome to Divine Bead Creations, where you will find hand-crafted beaded and rhinestone accessories. I absolutely love what I do, and trust it is reflected in my designs and craftsmanship. If you are looking for unique and affordable gifts for family, friends or yourself, you've come to the right place. I offer a wide range of items in colors and styles everyone will enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I currently accept PayPal and Direct Checkout through Etsy.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: A mandatory State sales tax of 9% will be added to items purchased by California residents.
Shipping
Shipping is via United States Postal Service (USPS).

Insurance is optional. If you would like to purchase insurance, please contact me prior to purchase, and this expense will be added to your shipping charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
With my background in sales and customer service, my goal is to provide you with an exceptional Etsy experience. Please review each item's photos and descriptions, and convo me with any questions prior to completing your purchase.

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 15 days (USA) or 30 days (outside USA) of purchase and I will do my very best to resolve any issues. All returned merchandise must be received in a completely unaltered state, including original packaging (i.e., gift box or retail clam shell packaging). DivineBeadCreations is not responsible for postage on returned items.

There are no returns on MADE TO ORDER items UNLESS there is a flaw or defect in my craftsmanship. Should that be the case, please return the defective item and I will send you a replacement free of charge.

There are no returns on DESTASH/CLEARANCE items. They are sold AS-IS. Please convo me prior to purchase if you have any questions. Thanks so much!
Additional policies and FAQs
All items have been created in a smoke-free, but pet-friendly environment.

I'm happy to work on custom orders and special requests, so please let me know what you are looking for. I'll do all that I can to accomodate your request.