RoseCityBeads

Rose City Beads

Sherwood, Oregon | 20 Sales

RoseCityBeads

Rose City Beads

Sherwood, Oregon 20 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Welcome to your Etsy source for one-of-a-kind beaded lanyards, earrings, and eyeglass leashes from the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Stones, glass, and acrylic beads are the medium for these gorgeous statement pieces.

I'm currently learning some new jewelry techniques that involve wire and home-tumbled semiprecious gemstones, both necklaces and earrings. Check back for these designs,

Shop, ask questions if you have any, and just enjoy poking around the goods. :-)

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 27, 2016

Welcome to your Etsy source for one-of-a-kind beaded lanyards, earrings, and eyeglass leashes from the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Stones, glass, and acrylic beads are the medium for these gorgeous statement pieces.

I'm currently learning some new jewelry techniques that involve wire and home-tumbled semiprecious gemstones, both necklaces and earrings. Check back for these designs,

Shop, ask questions if you have any, and just enjoy poking around the goods. :-)

Kerri Russ

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Kerri Russ

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About

Add a touch of whimsy with Rose City Beads!

I love the unexpected and whimsical we find in the world. I believe everyone needs some whimsy, be it a splash of color or interesting design, in both the world of work and the world of play.

After raising my son for 10 years and trying my hand at medical transcription at home, I had to return to work in an office, and when I did, my employer issued a photo badge to wear. How to wear this thing? I'm no fashionista... I like necklaces and scarves, earrings and designs that add that splash of unexpected color.

I found some interesting ribbon lanyards with team names, fun colors, or cartoon characters, but I still wondered how I could wear my badge on a necklace so I could wear both at once. It hit me that I could try making a necklace out of beads with a hook on the end and Rose City Beads was born.

I worked with plastic beads and some odd glass beads at first, then branched out to semi-precious stone beads, fancy glass beads, cats eye and acrylic beads. I love the feel of the stone beads and the weight of them keeps the lanyard hanging nicely. Adding metal beads and glass seed beads gives the lanyards color, interest, texture, and yes, whimsy. I have made matching earrings for some lanyards as well.

I've added some new items to my collection as well! Regular necklaces without the lanyard hook, earrings with semi-precious stones and glass beads, along with home-tumbled semi-precious stones wrapped in wire and hung from suede cord.

I'm tumbling and polishing new stones all the time:
* Beautiful pink rose quartz
* Deep blue sodalite with white marbling
* Cloudy green aventurine, with great shine
* Petrified wood in many shades from many areas
* Deep red brecciated jasper with black marbling and sometimes more black marbling than red
* Green unakite with pretty orangy pink sprinkled throughout
* Moonstone that seems to glow through a cloud
* The mysterious labradorite that hopefully will display some gorgeous blue and green coloring when tumbled
* Purple and clear amethyst

So please explore the store. It's never too late to have fun!

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  • Kerri Russ

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Add a little whimsy to your day... that's my motto. I wear a cute pair of Hello Kitty earrings or colorful cat socks. Something to make me smile and maybe put a smile on someone else's face. I hope my creations can be YOUR bit of whimsy.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2015
Welcome to Rose City Beads, your source for one-of-a-kind beaded lanyards, earrings, eyeglass necklaces, and rosaries. We welcome inquiries for custom projects, so if you'd like specific colors or types of beads, I'll do my best to make it happen.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment is due upon purchase.
Shipping
Shipping to the US only with calculated shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Don't see a color or bead combination you'd like? Please drop me an email and we can talk about what you need and want. I'm all about getting what you want for that touch of whimsy.