PrettyBeadedJewelry

Handcrafted and Customizable Beaded Jewelry & Charms

Nashville, Tennessee

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Announcement    Perfect fit and quality guarantee for all of our designs.
All orders can be personalized and customized further than the options shown. Feel free to email or text me anytime!

Your Size and Satisfaction is Guaranteed
We will gladly re-size your bracelet for free in the event that it doesn't fit within 30 days of purchase (you only shipping). Beyond 30 days there will be a $10.00 restringing fee (plus shipping). We will repair or replace any of our bracelets if they contain defective components or manufacturing defects within 12 months of purchase.

Our Return Policy
Since each piece is personalized and / or custom made, just for you, when you place your order we do not offer refunds. However, I will exchange a bracelet if you don't like the design someone else picked out for you if it isn't hand-stamped. Please call us and let us know why you are returning the item and let us know which item you would like to exchange it for. NOTE: We can not give credit for returns lost or damaged during shipment so please insure your package. It is very important that you package your item in a box to return it so that beads don't get damaged. There will be additional fees if we need to replace beads or clasps damaged during shipping. There are no returns or exchanges for special orders e.g. personalized or customized handmade designs or hand-stamped designs.

Please note: If you need to send an item back please put it in a box with some tissue or bubble wrap around it. If you mail it back in a flat letter sized envelope the item will get damaged.

♥♥♥ Thank YOU ♥♥♥

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer 14k solid gold beads?
Yes, we offer 14k solid gold beads but we only use them in our name necklaces. We offer 14k gold-filled beads for bracelets. The 14k gold-filled are stronger because the gold is laid over sterling silver.

What are the 14k gold plated beads made out of?
"The 14K GF also known as 14K/20 is basically a 14K gold layer bonded by heat and pressure to a base metal (usually brass) core. Because of thickness or gold layer and the process of bonding creates a long lasting gold layer. By the way, /20 means that the part has 20th (1/20 i.e 5%) gold content in there. By definition of GF the gold layer has to be at least 10K gold. So 14K is far superior to the minimum required by law of 10K."RG

Where can I get 14k gold block letters?
We offer 14k gold block letters but our supplier is discontinuing them and we have not been able to find them anywhere else. "Material of the 14k gold block letters: .925 Sterling Silver Plated with 14K Gold (Vermeil)" CF

How long will it take to get my Mother Bracelet or Mother Necklace?
If you pay by Credit Card, online, it generally takes 1 business day to create and send your personalized mother bracelet or mothers necklace. See our shipping options. If you pay by Echeck it takes longer because E-checks can take up to 6 days to clear.

Can I wear my sterling silver bracelet 24 hours a day?
No. You shouldn't wear any valuable jewelry, shoes or clothing while cleaning, bathing, swimming or sleeping etc... My designer bracelets are handmade with, in many cases, handmade beads. My 2 favorite bracelets I have worn every day for 3+ years and they still look fabulous. The oldest bracelet I have restrung, so far, was 5 years old. If you properly care for sterling silver and gold, it can last a lifetime!

How do the cheaper Pewter beads hold up?
I started carrying Pewter as an affordable alternative to sterling silver. The Pewter beads are less expensive metal and thus a lower quality metal. Some of my alphabet letter blocks are Pewter. The pewter bracelets are much cheaper and the description WILL SAY pewter, if they are pewter. Pewter is a more affordable alternative to sterling silver but it will darken with time. The time will vary depending on wear and the amount of contact with water, oils, lotions, sprays etc. As with the sterling, you cannot wear any handmade jewelry 24 hours a day.

How do I know what size to order?
Mothers Bracelets: If you are unsure about the bracelet size to order measure your wrist and add 3/4" to 1" for bracelets. FYI - 85% of all bracelets are 7 1/2".
Mother's Necklaces: The 18" necklaces will not hang down very far. A 36" necklace would be a necklace you would wear similar to a charm necklace or a prayer box necklace over a big sweater.

How many names can I get on one Mother's Bracelet?
You can have up to five strings per Mother's Bracelet and up to four names per string. If your children's names are only 3-4 letters long I can get 4 names on most bracelets but you will NOT have many other pretty beads on there. Technically, you could have 20 names on a 5 string bracelet (if the names are only 3 letters each). On Mother's Necklaces you could have up to 20 names!

Can I add another name later?
Yes, you may add additional names later (space permitting). You will need to send the bracelet back to me to add additional strings or additional names to existing strings.

How do I know I am getting a quality product?
We use "professional grade" strong, flexible & kink resistant stainless steel beading wire. The wire we use actually has 49 strands (7 bundles of 7 wires) twisted together. We also use high-quality sterling silver, 14k gold-filled beads, true Swarovski crystals (R) and other semi-precious gems stones in products.We have now started carrying Pewter to offer our customers an affordable alternative to the skyrocketing prices of sterling silver (and gold). Pewter is a much less expensive metal and as such, not as durable as the sterling and gold we have carried for 12+ years.

Do you offer numbers? Could I have my baby's name and birthdate on the bracelet?
Yes! You would just order a 2 string bracelet for one child, or a 4 string bracelet for 2 children. You could put both name and date on one string (space permitting) but you will pay extra for every letter or number over 9 letters per string. I only carry numbers in sterling silver. I don't have numbers in my gold or pewter alphabet block letters.

Is there lead in the crystal beads? I thought lead was dangerous as the body can absorb it.
Yes, there is lead in true crystal beads. This lead is what gives the bead a lot of its sparkle. The lead is processed into the glass, making it crystal. Swarovski crystals are now called Swarovski "Elements" because they took out the lead but they still sparkle!

I have an estimate you gave me last month. Is it still good?
Written estimates are good for 10 days due to the fluctuating sterling and gold markets.

I have additional questions. How do I contact you?
You may call or email us with your questions or special orders! Email is always the quickest way to reach me.

Will there be sales tax added to my order?
Only if you live in North Carolina. The NC sales tax is 6.75-7% (depending on the county you live). That is only items shipped to North Carolina. All other states will not have sales tax applied.

When did you start your business?
I started my business soon after my first child was born in 2001.

Child Sized Bracelets: These bracelets are not intended for young children who put things in their mouths. I use professional grade beading wire which is 7 strands bundled together with 7 additional bundles for a total of 49 strands but sometimes they do break and a child could choke on a small bead. Please monitor all children who are wearing bracelets with beads.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 27, 2017

Perfect fit and quality guarantee for all of our designs.
All orders can be personalized and customized further than the options shown. Feel free to email or text me anytime!

Your Size and Satisfaction is Guaranteed
We will gladly re-size your bracelet for free in the event that it doesn't fit within 30 days of purchase (you only shipping). Beyond 30 days there will be a $10.00 restringing fee (plus shipping). We will repair or replace any of our bracelets if they contain defective components or manufacturing defects within 12 months of purchase.

Our Return Policy
Since each piece is personalized and / or custom made, just for you, when you place your order we do not offer refunds. However, I will exchange a bracelet if you don't like the design someone else picked out for you if it isn't hand-stamped. Please call us and let us know why you are returning the item and let us know which item you would like to exchange it for. NOTE: We can not give credit for returns lost or damaged during shipment so please insure your package. It is very important that you package your item in a box to return it so that beads don't get damaged. There will be additional fees if we need to replace beads or clasps damaged during shipping. There are no returns or exchanges for special orders e.g. personalized or customized handmade designs or hand-stamped designs.

Please note: If you need to send an item back please put it in a box with some tissue or bubble wrap around it. If you mail it back in a flat letter sized envelope the item will get damaged.

♥♥♥ Thank YOU ♥♥♥

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer 14k solid gold beads?
Yes, we offer 14k solid gold beads but we only use them in our name necklaces. We offer 14k gold-filled beads for bracelets. The 14k gold-filled are stronger because the gold is laid over sterling silver.

What are the 14k gold plated beads made out of?
"The 14K GF also known as 14K/20 is basically a 14K gold layer bonded by heat and pressure to a base metal (usually brass) core. Because of thickness or gold layer and the process of bonding creates a long lasting gold layer. By the way, /20 means that the part has 20th (1/20 i.e 5%) gold content in there. By definition of GF the gold layer has to be at least 10K gold. So 14K is far superior to the minimum required by law of 10K."RG

Where can I get 14k gold block letters?
We offer 14k gold block letters but our supplier is discontinuing them and we have not been able to find them anywhere else. "Material of the 14k gold block letters: .925 Sterling Silver Plated with 14K Gold (Vermeil)" CF

How long will it take to get my Mother Bracelet or Mother Necklace?
If you pay by Credit Card, online, it generally takes 1 business day to create and send your personalized mother bracelet or mothers necklace. See our shipping options. If you pay by Echeck it takes longer because E-checks can take up to 6 days to clear.

Can I wear my sterling silver bracelet 24 hours a day?
No. You shouldn't wear any valuable jewelry, shoes or clothing while cleaning, bathing, swimming or sleeping etc... My designer bracelets are handmade with, in many cases, handmade beads. My 2 favorite bracelets I have worn every day for 3+ years and they still look fabulous. The oldest bracelet I have restrung, so far, was 5 years old. If you properly care for sterling silver and gold, it can last a lifetime!

How do the cheaper Pewter beads hold up?
I started carrying Pewter as an affordable alternative to sterling silver. The Pewter beads are less expensive metal and thus a lower quality metal. Some of my alphabet letter blocks are Pewter. The pewter bracelets are much cheaper and the description WILL SAY pewter, if they are pewter. Pewter is a more affordable alternative to sterling silver but it will darken with time. The time will vary depending on wear and the amount of contact with water, oils, lotions, sprays etc. As with the sterling, you cannot wear any handmade jewelry 24 hours a day.

How do I know what size to order?
Mothers Bracelets: If you are unsure about the bracelet size to order measure your wrist and add 3/4" to 1" for bracelets. FYI - 85% of all bracelets are 7 1/2".
Mother's Necklaces: The 18" necklaces will not hang down very far. A 36" necklace would be a necklace you would wear similar to a charm necklace or a prayer box necklace over a big sweater.

How many names can I get on one Mother's Bracelet?
You can have up to five strings per Mother's Bracelet and up to four names per string. If your children's names are only 3-4 letters long I can get 4 names on most bracelets but you will NOT have many other pretty beads on there. Technically, you could have 20 names on a 5 string bracelet (if the names are only 3 letters each). On Mother's Necklaces you could have up to 20 names!

Can I add another name later?
Yes, you may add additional names later (space permitting). You will need to send the bracelet back to me to add additional strings or additional names to existing strings.

How do I know I am getting a quality product?
We use "professional grade" strong, flexible & kink resistant stainless steel beading wire. The wire we use actually has 49 strands (7 bundles of 7 wires) twisted together. We also use high-quality sterling silver, 14k gold-filled beads, true Swarovski crystals (R) and other semi-precious gems stones in products.We have now started carrying Pewter to offer our customers an affordable alternative to the skyrocketing prices of sterling silver (and gold). Pewter is a much less expensive metal and as such, not as durable as the sterling and gold we have carried for 12+ years.

Do you offer numbers? Could I have my baby's name and birthdate on the bracelet?
Yes! You would just order a 2 string bracelet for one child, or a 4 string bracelet for 2 children. You could put both name and date on one string (space permitting) but you will pay extra for every letter or number over 9 letters per string. I only carry numbers in sterling silver. I don't have numbers in my gold or pewter alphabet block letters.

Is there lead in the crystal beads? I thought lead was dangerous as the body can absorb it.
Yes, there is lead in true crystal beads. This lead is what gives the bead a lot of its sparkle. The lead is processed into the glass, making it crystal. Swarovski crystals are now called Swarovski "Elements" because they took out the lead but they still sparkle!

I have an estimate you gave me last month. Is it still good?
Written estimates are good for 10 days due to the fluctuating sterling and gold markets.

I have additional questions. How do I contact you?
You may call or email us with your questions or special orders! Email is always the quickest way to reach me.

Will there be sales tax added to my order?
Only if you live in North Carolina. The NC sales tax is 6.75-7% (depending on the county you live). That is only items shipped to North Carolina. All other states will not have sales tax applied.

When did you start your business?
I started my business soon after my first child was born in 2001.

Child Sized Bracelets: These bracelets are not intended for young children who put things in their mouths. I use professional grade beading wire which is 7 strands bundled together with 7 additional bundles for a total of 49 strands but sometimes they do break and a child could choke on a small bead. Please monitor all children who are wearing bracelets with beads.

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About PrettyBeadedJewelry

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Designing is what I love to do. Before I had children I designed $1,000,000+ seed processing plants all over the world, for an engineering company. Then after 8 years, I was laid off, right after I came back from maternity leave with my first child. A coincidence? I'll let you decide ;-) A blessing in disguise? YES! I love designing, anything really, buildings, homes, jewelry, websites, play houses, landscapes, interiors, clothing... So, I combined that with something I could do while my newborn was napping. With a lot of hard work and perseverance it has turned into more than I ever imaged. Thank YOU!

I am very proud of my designs and the quality of my work and LOVE getting feedback so if you get a extra minute, during your busy day, please let me know what you think!

Leigha Montigue,
Jewelry, Furniture and Art Designer

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My daughter, Zoey, age 9, has started her own line of jewelry (because I will not give her an allowance). I knew she was creative, now she gets to explore her own creativity and design her own website. She has her own link on the left side of my SHOP page. Let her know what you think!

Shop members

  • Leigha Bitz

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Leigha has been creating unique, beautiful and customizable designs out of her home since 2001.

  • Zoey Hunt

    Designer, Creator, Assistant

    Zoey Hunt is following in her mother's footsteps. She started taking an interest in designing jewelry, while her mother worked, when she was 6 years old. At 9, she started her first line.

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Last updated on Apr 25, 2016
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We cannot accept Exchanges or Returns on any personalized items. All of my items are personalized.