DoreenDesigns

One of a kind jewelry featuring nature's gifts

Littleton, Massachusetts · 125 Sales

DoreenDesigns

One of a kind jewelry featuring nature's gifts

Littleton, Massachusetts 125 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(33)

Shop owner

Doreen

Contact

Announcement   My jewelry designs feature semi precious stone, shell, silver and other natural materials, along with original lamp work glass beads and unique beads from around the world. Most designs are made to complement both your casual or dress wardrobe and are offered at a very reasonable price. I will ship anywhere in the world, and use every effort to use recycled materials in my packaging, shipping and in making new designs from broken or discarded vintage jewelry.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

My jewelry designs feature semi precious stone, shell, silver and other natural materials, along with original lamp work glass beads and unique beads from around the world. Most designs are made to complement both your casual or dress wardrobe and are offered at a very reasonable price. I will ship anywhere in the world, and use every effort to use recycled materials in my packaging, shipping and in making new designs from broken or discarded vintage jewelry.

Doreen

Contact shop owner

Doreen

View all 69 items

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(33)
View all 33 reviews

About

I simply do what the beads tell me....

It's all about what the beads say. When I begin a new design, I go to my inventory of beads, take out two or three selections as the "main beads" and stretch them out on my bead organizer tray. Sometimes it takes me a day or two to decide which is calling to me the most urgently. I then go to my bead boxes again and decide if I want to add any contrasting beads or if any bead that pops to my attention might add to my design...then I get cracking. I very seldom finish a design on the day I begin with it. I like to put something together, and let the combination sit on the tray for a few days...looking at it between chores, or passing it on the way to the stereo. I often change the combination in some way with each trip, or decide I want it shorter, or longer or to have more zip or zing. My Winter work area is right by the stereo at the end of the living room; this is a great arrangement for me as I can listen to music or half-watch a TV show at the same time as I make my designs, and it is a warm room with a wood stove...very comfortable. When my eyes get tired, I can look out the bay window and watch the birds at our feeder. The combination of comfort and convenience really helps me relax and be patient with the design process and with the final assembly and finish work to insure it is well made and ready for it's new owner.

My design inspiration comes from the natural world. I use good quality beads and findings in my designs. I love using natural stone and semi-precious gemstone and natural items in my designs, and I have a deep love and admiration of lampwork, one of a kind beads...handmade with a torch one at a time. The vast majority of my findings and clasps are either sterling silver or gold filled , and I always give full details on what each design contains in my descriptions and supply lists. I prefer Softflex beading wire to any other stringing product and use it exclusively. I want my customers to be happy with their purchases. I try in every way to keep the costs of my designs affordable.

Tweet

Around the web

Shop policies

Last updated on April 9, 2016
DoreenDesigns uses good quality materials. If you have difficulties with an item, I'd be happy to fix it, with or without a charge depending on how it was damaged, within one year of purchase.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Money Order
Payment
I accept PayPal and money orders. I accept Credit Card payments through PayPal only because it's very secure and efficient. Please note that you don't need to have a PayPal account (though the registration process is quite easy) to pay by major Credit Cards (VISA, MASTERCARD, etc)...just follow the instructions when you click on the PayPal button.
Shipping
I ship via US mail. This has so far proven a good method. I take great care with packaging to prevent damage. When possible I use recycled packing materials. Your item will come in a gift box unless you have ordered only earrings, which ship on a card in a small fabric bag with protective packing. If you wish a box for earrings, please convo me through this site. I generally ship within one business day of receiving an order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please take care with your order. If you have any questions regarding length, weight, styling, etc. please contact me BEFORE you purchase. Ask about items being made shorter for a small charge, and earring hook styles can sometimes be changed free of charge...please ask before ordering. Earrings cannot be returned for refund because of sanitary reasons. Other returns will be considered...contact me. I will do my best to help you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Local people can arrange with me for delivery, and for personal viewings.