JoanEtter

Beads by Design

College Station, Texas | 66 Sales

JoanEtter

Beads by Design

College Station, Texas 66 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (11)

Announcement   Hello, and Welcome!

I hope you might take a few minutes now to browse through my rosaries in my store, Beads by Design: Every Piece Handmade , find something you like, and will then return many times for another look. Thank you so much now for coming by.

MY USPS DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS SHIPPING DISCOUNT: FREE are the costs of the shipping box ($0.60) and its 3 ounce shipping weight ($2.66 / January 2018), now valued at $3.26. The Domestic customer will pay only for the chosen items, their USPS First Class shipping weights, and any applicable sales tax.

<b>MY INTERNATIONAL USPS FIRST CLASS SHIPPING DISCOUNT: FREE</b> are the costs of the shipping box ($0.60) and its 3 ounce shipping weight, valued at $14.85 Australia/January 2018, $10.60 Canada/January 2018, $14.60 EU/ January 2018, $14.35 New Zealand and Africa/January 2018. Customers will pay only for the chosen items, their USPS First Class shipping weights, and any applicable sales tax.



BEADS by DESIGN: Every Piece Handmade is hosted on Yahoo! (www.beads-by-design.com <notice the hyphens>) :: You might like to look at this my other store which includes not only all of these same Anglican and Catholic Rosaries but also all of my Beaded Jewelry, as well as the same Prices and Shipping Discounts.



LOCAL CUSTOMERS

You may email me about doing a meet and exchange. You will pay tax but no shipping rates. I will need the Title, the Price, and Item # of each piece. You will need to pay in cash or with a local check with all of the relevant information included.

OR

During November - April, the cooler months of the year, and from 8 am - 12 noon, you will find me as vendor of my rosaries and beaded jewelry at the Brazos Valley Farmers Market just north of downtown Bryan on West 21nd Street between Main and Bryan Streets. I share a space with my husband, who offers for sale his hand-thrown functional stoneware. We accept only Cash and Local checks with all the relevant information included. You may email me to be sure I will be present on the Saturday you would like to come.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 10, 2018

Hello, and Welcome!

I hope you might take a few minutes now to browse through my rosaries in my store, Beads by Design: Every Piece Handmade , find something you like, and will then return many times for another look. Thank you so much now for coming by.

MY USPS DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS SHIPPING DISCOUNT: FREE are the costs of the shipping box ($0.60) and its 3 ounce shipping weight ($2.66 / January 2018), now valued at $3.26. The Domestic customer will pay only for the chosen items, their USPS First Class shipping weights, and any applicable sales tax.

<b>MY INTERNATIONAL USPS FIRST CLASS SHIPPING DISCOUNT: FREE</b> are the costs of the shipping box ($0.60) and its 3 ounce shipping weight, valued at $14.85 Australia/January 2018, $10.60 Canada/January 2018, $14.60 EU/ January 2018, $14.35 New Zealand and Africa/January 2018. Customers will pay only for the chosen items, their USPS First Class shipping weights, and any applicable sales tax.



BEADS by DESIGN: Every Piece Handmade is hosted on Yahoo! (www.beads-by-design.com <notice the hyphens>) :: You might like to look at this my other store which includes not only all of these same Anglican and Catholic Rosaries but also all of my Beaded Jewelry, as well as the same Prices and Shipping Discounts.



LOCAL CUSTOMERS

You may email me about doing a meet and exchange. You will pay tax but no shipping rates. I will need the Title, the Price, and Item # of each piece. You will need to pay in cash or with a local check with all of the relevant information included.

OR

During November - April, the cooler months of the year, and from 8 am - 12 noon, you will find me as vendor of my rosaries and beaded jewelry at the Brazos Valley Farmers Market just north of downtown Bryan on West 21nd Street between Main and Bryan Streets. I share a space with my husband, who offers for sale his hand-thrown functional stoneware. We accept only Cash and Local checks with all the relevant information included. You may email me to be sure I will be present on the Saturday you would like to come.

Joan Etter

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Hello. My name is Joan. I've been making rosaries and beaded jewelry since 2003. I use high-quality components and I try to do high-quality work.

In the Spring of 2010, I wrote and read the following for our church's adult class on Art and Spirituality:

My husband said that he had taken the subject of Art and Spirituality and wanted to know if I would say something about making my beaded jewelry. While I thought I hardly could say No, since I knew this was definitely part of my life with the Lord, I knew immediately that getting the words for this was going to be difficult for me.

I’ve never been able to have the right words to describe my relationship with the Lord. I haven’t been given this gift. I’m able to describe it a bit now only because I’ve been able to get it on paper. But I’ve never been able to speak about it at random. This is something I’ve always wanted to be able to do because the Lord has done great and wonderful things for me. I’ve always wanted to let people know how sweet the Lord tastes, so that they will be encouraged to seek him too.

The Lord has never given me a miracle, in the sense of something suddenly happening to me. I’ve always had to work for it - it’s been very difficult, like pulling teeth.

So it has been with making my jewelry. I’m not a born artist or designer. I’ve never done anything artful. I’ve never been drawn to doing anything artful. It’s always amazed and amused me that I make jewelry when I have worn very little jewelry. But the Lord’s plans are not always my plans.

On first glance, you might think that I get a particular idea, put the beads together and all of it, with the textures, sizes, and colors, is just perfect. But, no, most of the time it’s not this easy for me. I do enjoy very much seeing how the colors and shapes mix, blend, and contrast, and feeling the touch of them as I place them side by side. There have been a few times when everything fits together so very nicely with the first try, and it’s wonderful when this happens.

These are the times when it’s easy to see the Lord’s work within me. This is when he’s clearly telling me that I should have great Hope for going beyond the ordinary.

But usually the process evolves from one try to the next. The Lord has given me Wayne my husband to help me with decisions, because I don’t always know by myself when everything looks good together. I try some beads together, if they don’t work as they are, I add or subtract another particular size bead or color, and work like this until I have finished them.

Sometimes, something sits several days because something’s not right and I don’t know what it is. This is when I begin pondering, as Mary the mother of our Lord did, letting things that I know to be true work together within me. Eventually, I begin the process again, or sometimes I discard the entire thing.

In making my jewelry I knew from the start that I wanted to glorify the Lord. And I wanted each person who bought my jewelry to be blessed by it. I have always known that all I did and all that took place within me in this process was because of the Lord. I knew that if the Lord has created me in his own image, then I must have the potential for being a creator too.

Just a few months ago, I suddenly realized that 4 colors of my beads and their sizes and textures might fit together. They did, after about 3 hours of working and reworking, to get the right arrangement. This was the beginning of seeing my beads differently, with a wider vision than before.

Little by little I can see that my work is evolving into a more satisfying place aesthetically, that one day I might be able to say that I’m an artist. Little by little, the Lord is creating his vision within me.

I wonder if the Lord, when working with his creation of the world, tried a little of this and a little of that, added a color or shape or sound, took away something that he didn’t like, rearranged the pieces, before he got the design just the way he wanted it, so that when he looked at it, he could say as stated in the book of Genesis, “It is very good.”

This is what I am trying to do.

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Last updated on February 10, 2018
Hello, and Welcome to Beads by Design. I hope you can take a few minutes now to come in and look around. I hope you'll enjoy yourself and come again many times. Thank you so much for coming by.


Be sure to visit my other store BEADS by DESIGN hosted by Yahoo! (www.beads-by-design.com <notice the hyphens>) where you will find all of my handmade Anglican and Catholic Rosaries and all of my Handmade Beaded Jewelry with all of the same Prices and Shipping Discounts.


At both Stores I have a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed policy. I want you to be completely happy with your purchase. For further information, refer to my Returns and Refunds policy.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover 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: 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)
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS AND REFUNDS

I have a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed policy. I want you to be completely happy with your purchase.

If you are not completely happy, you may return the items at your expense within 3 weeks of the Domestic Order Date and 6 weeks of the International Order Date for a refund of the listed price plus any tax paid. The shipping cost will not be refunded.

You must let me know by an email that includes: your name, billing and shipping addresses, and Item Titles, Prices, and Numbers.
Payment
Prices are in US dollars.

Through PayPal, we accept PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.

You do not need to have a PayPal account in order for your order to be processed through PayPal.

If you live in the US, please include your Zip code + the added 4 digits.

Texas residents must pay an 8.25% sales tax.


LOCAL CUSTOMERS:

You may contact me for a meet and exchange. You will pay tax but no shipping rates. I will need the Title, the Price, and Item # of each piece. You will need to pay in Cash or with a Local Check that includes all the relevant information.

Also, from November - April, on most Saturday mornings from 8 am-12 noon, you can find me at the Brazos Valley Farmers Market just north of downtown Bryan on West 22nd Street between Main and Bryan Streets as vendor of my handmade rosaries and handmade beaded jewelry. I share a space with my husband, who offers for sale his handmade wheel-thrown stoneware. You will need to pay in Cash or with a Local Check that includes all the relevant information.
Shipping
GENERAL SHIPPING INFORMATION

When you email me with any questions you might have about shipping, I should have an answer for you no later than the next day.

Because I use USPS Domestic First Class for our shipping, it is now possible to track your order.

Paid orders will usually be shipped within 1-2 business days, Monday - Friday.


DOMESTIC SHIPPING

My USPS Domestic First Class Shipping Discount: FREE are the costs of the shipping box ($0.60)and its 3 ounce shipping weight ($2.66/January 2018), valued at $3.26. You will pay only for the costs of the chosen items, their shipping weights, and any applicable sales tax.

I ship USPS Domestic First Class (based on weight and distance) to the US and its Territories, and it usually takes 2-3 days, occasionally longer. It does not have a guaranteed delivery time, since Priority is loaded before First Class.

USPS Domestic First Class now provides tracking for this shipping.

To be mailed as USPS Domestic First Class the weight must not exceed 13 ounces per package. If an order exceeds this weight, I will use multiple boxes and will not charge you for additional boxes.

USPS Domestic Shipping Costs, as of August, 2016:
1-4 ounces (0.06, 0.12, 0.19) $2.66,
5 ounces (0.31) $2.79,
6 ounces (0.38) $2.92,
7 ounces (0.44) $3.05,
8 ounces (0.50) $3.18,
9 ounces (0.56) $3.34,
10 ounces(0.62) $3.50,
11 ounces(0.69) $3.66,
12 ounces(0.75) $3.82,
13 ounces(0.81) $4.10
14 ounces (0.87)$4.38
15 ounces (0.94)$4.66
15.999 $4.94

The next weight will need to be mailed Priority.



INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

MY INTERNATIONAL USPS FIRST CLASS SHIPPING DISCOUNT: FREE are the costs of the shipping box ($0.60) and its 3 ounce shipping weight, valued at $14.25 Australia/ January 2018, $10.60 Canada/January 2018, $14.60 EU/January 2018, and $14.35 NZ and S. Africa/January 2018. Customers will pay only for the chosen items, their USPS First Class shipping weights, and any applicable sales tax

I ship USPS International First Class (based on weight and distance) to Australia, Canada, the member states of the European Union, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

It will usually take a minimum of 2-3 weeks.

As of January 2018:

Australia: 1-8 oz ($14.25), 9-32 oz ($23.50), 33-48 oz ($35.00), 49-64 oz ($52.75).

Canada: 1-8 oz ($10.00), 9-32 oz ($16.00), 33-48 oz ($25.25), 49-64 oz ($37.25).

European Union, including the United Kingdom: 1-8 oz ($14.00), 9-32 oz ($23.50), 33-48 oz ($35.75), 49-64 oz ($51.50).

New Zealand and Africa: 1-8 oz ($13.75), 9-32 oz ($23.25), 33-48 oz ($34.50), 49-64 oz ($55.50).
Additional policies and FAQs
My business email: joanetter @yahoo.com