loulabelle parsnips on Sep 29, 2016
Gorgeous lovely vintage beads! Great site to shop on and you'll receive your order quickly. I've shopped with Toby many times and have always been extraordinarily pleased! She's reasonable and level headed and organized and is a pleasure to do business with. (:-) And she gives you little sweet gifts. *I'd LOVE to give you 10 STARS Toby!!!* T.Y. kindly, Lou P.
loulabelle parsnips on Sep 29, 2016
Oh i do so LOVE getting beads from TobysArtwear! Opening that ( really well wrapped (:-) ) little package of beautiful vintage beads is SO much FUN. Fast shipping AND she gives you some lovely extras! I feel at home shopping here... all my best to you Toby, Loula
Extraordinary and intense. I have lots of these now but i'm going back for the last one! I Love them with clay, red, gold, and bright lime green. This site, Tobysartwear is very nice - offering up lovely items and Toby is a learned person to do business with. I would leave 10 stars if i could. (:-) Lou
Beautiful luscious color and the handmade look of these, make them highly desirable. Thanks for extra beads too! Everything was perfect as usual. :-)
You'll be wonderfully pleased when you get your 1st order from Toby! (:-) Of all the purchases i've made on-line, shopping at TobysArtwear is the most fun and satisfying! Toby has a taste for the beautiful and that makes all the difference!! Perfect service and lovely extras too ~Thanks so much again, *Loula P.
Love this adorable vintage bead. The AB finish and the slightly squashed shape draw you in. Small, delicate and a lovely light green! Everything i order from Toby has left me happy and purring like a kitten! She has a real eye for vintage and is scrupulously honest. She also sends along extra beads with your order!!! (:-)) The BEST site for vintage beads/vintage jewelry i've come across. Thank you kindly Toby. Loula
Jennifer Hudson on Sep 17, 2016
A passion for art, color, and treasured found objects.
I have been collecting beads for many years, mostly vintage, to use in my jewelry designs and creations some of which I sell in my shop, TobysArtwear on Etsy.
In addition to my own handcrafted jewelry I also sell some vintage jewelry pieces and some of the surplus of fabulous, unique and interesting beads that I have collected over the years.
I find this to be great fun.
It is wonderful to connect with others who love all the many forms of jewelry and, especially, beads, their beauty, their universality, history and all things related!
Please check out my listings to see what I’m currently offering. Thanks
I am an unapologetic beadaholic and jewelry designer and have amassed a great inventory of vintage beads, vintage jewelry, parts, and supplies, gemstone beads, and, of course, my own handmade creations.
My beads are primarily vintage glass from Japan, West Germany, Czechoslovakia and the Far East. However, having a wide range of related interests, I have collected plastic, metal and gemstone beads, jewelry and parts from many other areas of the world.
I do my best to include some photographs utilizing a ruler or dime for measurement purposes and to describe all listings as accurately as possible, including any flaws. However, vintage and antique items are usually not in new or in ‘perfect’ condition. They may have some wear and tear, patina or age related elements/charm. Keep this in mind when considering a purchase and don’t hesitate to ask questions.
I do my best to add listings every week so please feel free to visit often and it never hurts to let me know if there is something you are looking for as I just might have that something, or something similar, stashed away and ready to be found!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Please note that New York state residents will need to pay sales tax.
I will gladly consider a reserved listing for a period of 3 days, however, after that, if the item is not paid for, it will be relisted.
All items are shipped 1-2 days after payment is made. Your purchase will be carefully packed in a box or wrapped in bubble wrap and sent in a bubble envelope.
Items shipped to a confirmed domestic address will be shipped USPS first class with delivery confirmation if they weigh under 13 ozs. and USPS Priority Flat Rate Mail or Parcel Post if heavier or very large.
If you have multiple purchases, I will combine shipping whenever possible.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the item does not meet your expectations you may return it within 10 days of receipt for a full refund less the cost of shipping. Goods must be returned in the original condition and packaging they were sent in. Returns are for refunds only at this time and they will be made in the same manner as your payment.
Please contact me right away if you wish to return an item or for any concerns or questions you may have. I endeavor to respond quickly and certainly within 24hrs. to any convo. through Etsy. Thanks!