Beaders Secret Thread & Supplies, Chic Timeless Jewelry

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2008

8,946 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Beaders Secret Thread & Supplies, Chic Timeless Jewelry

Portland, Oregon | 8,946 Sales


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About PatriciaSaabDesigns

Sales 8,946
On Etsy since 2008

Beaders Secret Thread and Supplies, Eye-catching Pearls and Gems

Patricia aka Pattye (that's me!) lives a life driven by creativity, encouraged early on by my Mother, an accomplished weaver, fiber artist and colorist.

A fascination with exotic gems of the sea began with my grandfather's gift of shells to me as a toddler. These vintage conch and iridescent abalone shells sometimes appear as props in listing photos!

Finding polished agates in the dry creek on my family farm piqued my interest in gemstones, which I pursued as a hobby. My interest in jewelry was for many years secondary to the decades of practical experience and formal training (teacher) analyzing fabric, fibers and threads through University and beyond, studying design, clothing construction, tailoring and sewing professionally.

In the '90s I worked as a Fine Jewelry Specialist for Nordstrom, selling diamonds, gems and Mikimoto Pearls. Intriguing as the first Chinese freshwater strands were, of course, I had no idea where it would all lead.

My passion for pearls included studies with GIA (Gemological Institute of America) resulting in a Graduate Pearls Degree, all the better to bring you exceptional, beautiful, affordable pearls.

Please join me on forum where I've been a contributing member since 2005. We discuss all things pearl, including tips and techniques for stringing pearls and gemstones! It delights me each time someone posts a photo of their first successful knotting project!

In 2012 I was pleased to introduce BEADERS SECRET brand thread on Etsy to stringing professionals and crafters. With over 55 colors in 3 weights specifically chosen to compliment pearls, gemstones and beads, almost every need can be met. This thread offers strength, silkiness, drape and ease of use right from the card or spool, making it a favorite of professional jewelers and stringers coast to coast and worldwide!

I love the antiqued dark patina on sterling silver chain and findings, which I hand apply and polish. To me, the contrast with pearls and gemstones looks informal, chic and a bit edgy.

Custom knotting, restringing and restyling are available by request. Questions are welcome, too.

Shop members

  • Patricia Saab

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    "Mother Nature is the Original Artist." Her inspiring textures and colors are everywhere in the beautiful NW states of Washington and Oregon, evolving into whimsical, sentimental, boutique-style jewelry, with lustrous pearls and organic gems.

  • Mark Saab

    Business Consultant

Shop policies

Last updated on August 12, 2019

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS: Buyer will pay return shipping including tracking and insurance. If the returned item is in original condition, I will issue the refund, minus original shipping fee.

TEMPORARY STRANDS: Both pearl and gemstone, may be returned if they have not been altered.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Returns are at the discretion of Patricia Saab Designs.
PayPal, Credit Cards through PayPal, or through Etsy Checkout are accepted. Layaway can be arranged.
UNITED STATES: Items ship USPS first class with tracking, $3.00 flat fee or more rarely USPS priority mail with tracking and signature confirmation. Within the US, first class is often as fast as priority mail. Flat fee for Canada, $10.00 and International, $13.50; if free US shipping, Canada is $7.00 and International $10.50.

COMBINED SHIPPING: Multiple items now ship for one flat fee!

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Duties and taxes vary and are the responsibility of the buyer. Processing time through Customs can cause delays. We hate it when that happens.