Beads for your Spiritual Journey & Personal Delight

Auckland, New Zealand · 963 Sales


Beads for your Spiritual Journey & Personal Delight

Auckland, New Zealand 963 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   PraiseBead. Beads of praise, recovery, encouragement and peace. Beaded gifts for your spiritual journey & personal delight - from my hands to yours, handmade in New Zealand,


Last updated on Feb 21, 2018

PraiseBead. Beads of praise, recovery, encouragement and peace. Beaded gifts for your spiritual journey & personal delight - from my hands to yours, handmade in New Zealand,

Kati Brown

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Kati Brown

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Becki on Apr 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully wrapped, took longer than I expected lesson learned. Order earlier.


claire on Apr 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, simple and meaningful for the person who received it. Amazing customer service from the seller, very attentive to detail ensuring I was able to collect it. Very impressed.


claire on Apr 16, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

Liked this item, it meant a lot to the person who received it. It was a little smaller than I expected but very detailed presented beautifully in a gift box.

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Welcome from Auckland in New Zealand.

Kia ora! Hello from New Zealand. I live and work in Auckland, which is the biggest city in New Zealand. I am lucky to live on a secluded property on the fringes of the city so I have peace and quiet and an abundance of nature's sights and sounds to keep me inspired in my work of creating beautiful beads of praise.

I come from a long line of jewelers and people clever with their hands in all sorts of ways, so I grew up surrounded by wonderful things made by the hands of people I loved. I'm pleased to carry on the tradition of handmade, and I know that every handmade thing carries an essence of its maker in its lines, colors and contours. I love taking a pile of materials and components and turning it all into something else - I hope you find something in my work that you enjoy too, and which could become a spiritual companion on your daily walk.

My sister Deborah shares my workroom, and together we make prayer beads, jewelry and rosaries for many faiths. We both support our families through this full-time work, and love that we can share our love of handcrafted meditation and prayer beads with people all around the world.

Attention to detail is of prime importance to me, and you will find that all my prayer and meditation beads are smooth and comfortable to hold in the hands and are well-made for regular use - by rugged hands as well as children. It gives me so much pleasure to imagine my beads of praise traveling to new homes worldwide - from my hands to yours.

DISCOUNT OFFER: A lot of my customers are far away from me, in countries all around the globe. I know that delivery cost is important with online purchasing, and so offer a discount if you are purchasing two or more items. Enter the discount code DISCOUNT12 when you go through checkout for a 12% discount off your entire order (excluding the shipping cost).**

This Etsy store showcases my Anglican and Christian beads of praise, as well as Recovery Beads, Prayer & Meditation Beads and personal jewelry. Sean, another family member, helps with photography and computer issues. I couldn't resist the opportunity to put up photos of the art dolls I made of us!

You can see Deborah's Catholic rosaries in her Etsy store, One Day's Grace, just follow this link:

** Discount code DISCOUNT12 applies to two or more items purchased at the same time with a combined value over $35.00 and sent in the same parcel. A set of two bracelets listed as a "set" is a single purchase for the purposes of this discount. This discount cannot be used at the same time as any other discount. **

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Shop members

  • Kati Brown

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

  • Debbie

    Maker, Designer

  • Sean

    Curator, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on November 17, 2017
Welcome to Praise Bead's store policies. I want your purchase from me to be as memorable and as easy as possible, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions that aren't answered here.

Accepted payment methods

  • 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)
If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact me within 14 days of receipt so that we can work together to ensure your satisfaction.

Please be aware that if you have paid VAT or GST, or other custom or import fees, I cannot refund those payments to you. The amounts paid for Government taxes in your own country are not paid to me, they are paid to your Government. Contact your own Government services for more information on refunds of those amounts.

If a product is faulty, a full refund or replacement will be made immediately upon the return of the faulty item, and any shipping costs incurred will be reimbursed. If the item is damaged in transit, please keep all wrapping materials as we may require photographs of it in order to make an insurance claim, as well as photos of the damaged item. A claim cannot proceed without photographs.

If your purchase is not what you imagined it would be once you hold it in your hands we are happy to offer a refund, exchange or store credit (your choice) upon receipt by us of the item in its original condition and packaging.

We are online shoppers too, and know that occasionally a purchase can seem different in your hands than it did on the screen - we are always willing to talk. In most cases if you are returning a purchase for these reasons, we will ask you to cover the cost of the shipping. Upon receipt of the returned item, we will immediately process a refund, exchange or store credit to the value of your original purchase price.

If your parcel is not delivered at all (lost in transit) we will do everything we can to help with a claim with your mail service provider. We can only track items as far as the border to your country, so once a parcel has entered into your country it is your local post carrier that the claim is made with. They may require an affidavit or statement from you before considering any claim for reimbursement.

For lost items, a replacement or store credit is usually not an option so a refund will be made when the claim is accepted by the carrier.

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Buyers outside New Zealand are responsible for all duties and taxes that may be payable in their own countries. These are taxes charged by some countries on some goods imported into the country over a certain threshold in value. They may include VAT, GST and import or customs fees.

Every country has different regulations and different values for these taxes, which are levied by the Government on the residents of the country. They are not part of shipping costs and are not charged by me, the NZ Government or by Etsy, and (if assessed or payable) are the responsibility of the purchaser to pay in their own country. Please contact me before purchase if you have any queries about these costs, or refer to your own Government's information services, or this website may be helpful to you:

Please contact me before purchase if you are unsure what these charges mean for you.

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Worldwide shipping is by international airmail from New Zealand. Most packages will arrive at their destination within 7 to 20 business days from being sent. I use New Zealand Post priority international airmail. Tracking for this service is not available.

SHIPPING UPGRADES are available as an additional purchase in your cart. Upgraded shipping is by courier with full online tracking. Delivery target is 3 to 5 business days from when the item is sent. If you have already completed your purchase and now want to upgrade shipping to faster tracked courier delivery, you can do so here: Shipping upgrades:

Delays in international airmail delivery can occur. I use an international mail alert service to check for known delays each day, but there can be problems around the world. If you need your purchase quickly, please upgrade to the courier shipping option in your cart.

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Additional policies and FAQs

To get the best fit for your bracelet, measure your wrist with a soft tape measure, or use a piece of string and make a mark where the string crosses over then measure between the marks with a ruler.

Add 1 inch (2.5cm) to that length for a relaxed fit for adults, or add just 1/2 inch (1.5cm) to the measured length for a baby or child.

You can choose the length bracelet you want from a drop-down menu before checking out. Remember the wrist size and bracelet length are not the same thing, so don't forget to add the extra allowance to your wrist measurement.

Most of my adult bracelets can be made in lengths between 6" and 9". Smaller and larger sizes are available, but may require some design changes to make sure the overall look is balanced. I do not charge extra to make your bracelet in the perfect size just for you - please don't hesitate to ask.

Am am happy to add a short extension/growth chain at the clasp of any of my bracelets for no extra cost. Bracelets with a toggle clasp cannot have an extension chain added. If you want an extension chain, you will need to have a spring action lobster clasp which can do up into any link on the chain.


Stretch bracelets are designed to be a snug fit on your wrist. Measure your wrist where you want to wear the bracelet and order that size for a snug fit. If you want a loose fit, order the next size up.

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Sure! I am happy to make a custom item for you along the lines of the items you see in my store. Most of the beads, medals and charms you see in my shop are available for customized items. Contact me and let me know what you are looking for and I will tell you if I can make it for you.

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No they do not. GST and VAT are taxes your Government imposes on residents of your country. They are not set by me and I do not collect them from you for your Government. If your purchase is assessed for GST or VAT tax, you will need to pay the amount in your own country before you can take delivery of the parcel.

In the case of refunds, I cannot refund any tax or fee paid to your country's Government. Tax and fee money is not paid to me, it is paid to your Government. Contact your Government services for more info.

If a parcel is returned to me because you have not collected it and paid the tax/fee assessed in your country, I cannot refund the shipping cost of sending it to you. That money has gone to the Post Office and they will not refund it if you refuse or fail to collect a parcel.