Vintage Glass Beads And Jewelry Supplies

4145 Sales


Vintage Glass Beads And Jewelry Supplies

4145 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Last updated on Aug 8, 2016

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Love For The Old

Welcome to PickleValentine! I love vintage beads and sharing them! I grew up on a lake surrounded by woods in the Kettle Moraine area of Wisconsin. I have always cared for the environment and vintage beads are certainly part of that.

I love vintage for many reasons. The beads are rare, often handmade with older methods, frequently of higher quality than new beads, and are perfect for those of us who are ecologically conscious. I also happen to believe they are more beautiful and I love their irregularities.

I have been a bead person ever since early childhood. My introduction to fine art glass was a Hungarian baby-sitter who became a third grandmother to me. She had a collection of beautiful beaded art glass and crystal rosaries from Europe, going back to before the first World War. She would hold them up in the sunlight and I was mesmerized. It's one of my first memories. I got my first beads at 3 or 4 when someone broke a necklace. I was apparently old enough not to stuff them up my nose or try to eat them. After that, my bead addiction was born.

I can't say I am an historian, but it is one of my hobbies, especially when it comes to beads. I try to include what I've learned in my listings. I believe all of us who love vintage beads deserve to know their history.

Most of my items are never used, completely mint, but when I salvage great beads, I sometimes will pass them on. I will let you know where they have come from. Some of my best beads, including trade beads, had been used in jewelry or collected before they came to me. Every bead has a story.

Questions are always welcome. Thank you for reading and Happy Beading to you!

Shop members

  • Libby

    Owner, Curator, General Factotum

    I love collecting vintage beads and feel great joy in sharing them with you, my wonderful customers. I hand pick every item in my shop and only sell what I would use in my own creations. If you need something or have questions, I'm glad to help.

  • Dana


    Mail helper and dh.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 9, 2016
Welcome to PickleValentine! I love beads, particularly vintage beads, and enjoy sharing them with you. If you are looking for a special item, please feel free to ask me. I have a gigantic stash and probably have less than five percent of it listed, so if you are looking for something specific, I may be able to help you.

I love to talk beads and vintage jewelry, so please feel free to contact me anytime.
~~~ Libby

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
Returns and exchanges
If you feel an item is significantly not as described, please contact me here and return the item in the same manner it was shipped to you with tracking and insurance within 3 days of receipt. I will make it right with either a refund or replacement after I receive the items. I want you to be delighted with your purchases.

I track all packages and contact the post office whenever things get "stuck." It always works, so far, anyway.

Please write me if your items were damaged in the mail and keep the items, envelope, packing and I will contact the insurance company. The company will send you an affidavit to sign and return.

If an item is lost in the mail, we have to wait for thirty days and then file with the insurer. I will take care of all that for you.
Payment is only through PayPal, unless we make other arrangements. Your PayPal address must be confirmed and must match your Etsy information. Echecks are fine and I will hold your items until your Echeck clears.

Reserved items: Payment is expected within 3 days unless we have made prior arrangements.

I am no longer shipping internationally.
I try to ship within one to three business days. If your item will be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, I will write you to let you know when to expect it.

I also offer a priority (2 to 3 day) shipping upgrade.

If you need your items express, please contact me as soon as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have another account at onlythebeautiful