Beads from around the world made into everyday luxuries

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About KoiBeads

Sales 124
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I believe in everyday luxuries

Koi Beads is a handcrafted artisanal jewelry line made with gemstones and glass beads from around the world based in Kingston, NY, in the Hudson Valley, where I live.

I have had a lifelong passion for gemstones, glass, and jewelry, and all of those come together in Koi Beads. The centerpiece design of Koi Beads is the 'wristlace,' a versatile design that can be worn both as a wrap bracelet and as a necklace -- because it is strung on stretch cord, you can easily loop it many ways, wearing it as a short necklace, a wrap bracelet, a layered long necklace and more.

All designs feature glass seed beads from Japan and the Czech Republic, where the art of glass seed-beed making has been passed down in families for generations. I also searches for vintage glass beads, gemstones, charms, and other treasures from craftsmen around the world.

Before I started Koi Beads, I was a longtime magazine editor (Marie Claire, Redbook, Modern Bride) where I worked within the fashion, home design, and jewelry markets around the world. And after making beaded pieces for myself for many years, that people were always asking to buy, I launched Koi Beads in July 2019.

WHY KOI? In Asian cultures (both Japanese and Chinese), the koi is a revered symbol representing strength, resilience, and love, and is a talisman that has long played a role in my life, particularly as a historic design motif that my mother loved (which eventually led to a koi pond in the backyard of her childhood home). Koi Beads designs are a celebration of resilience -- quite literally, as the stretch cord is the anchor of all Koi designs -- and the unique style and grace we each possess.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
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Custom and personalized orders

I absolutely love to do custom and personalized work, whether you want to add tassels and charms to an existing Koi design, shorten or lengthen a piece, or want to make up something completely brand new.

Sizing details

In general, these designs will "fit" best if I have your wrist measurement, which is why I ask for it for each order. For the Gemstone Bracelets, wrist measurement is required. If you purchase an item that doesn't fit correctly -- is too tight or too loose when worn as a wrap bracelet -- I will be happy adjust the fit for you (but you have to cover shipping costs, except for orders over $100).

Gift wrapping and packaging

I have two gift-packaging options: Option 1 ($2) is a Koi Beads "pillow box," which ships flat in the envelope with your Koi Beads piece, along with a length of teal ribbon. You pop the box into shape, slip the design into the box, seal, and then tie the included ribbon around the box. Voila! Option 2 ($3) is a small Koi Beads box, 3.5 inch x 3.5 inch, lined with cotton, shipped with a length of teal ribbon.