Vintage beads for jewelry making and also some unique bead jewelry

New York, United States · 1019 Sales


Vintage beads for jewelry making and also some unique bead jewelry

New York, United States 1019 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

bowkerdee on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful lovely vintage beads, i've had my eye on these for some time. Like ballet dancers twirling on a grand stage, they are elegant! And they're PINK! (:-) Thank you Toby, for these and the extras you always send my way. ~ Best wishes


bowkerdee on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous feminine vintage beads remind me of spun sugar at the county fair! Love these old fashioned sweet beads. Really gorgeous! Thank you for all the little extra presents too. Always a pleasure to do business with you Toby:)

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A gift bag of sample beads with every $12 vintage bead order.
Love those tiny blue micro seed beads?


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


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Shop policies

Last updated on May 11, 2015
Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my shop, TobysArtwear. I hope you have some fun browsing through it and please convo me with any questions.

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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept PayPal and major credit cards through Etsy direct checkout.

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.
At this time, I only ship Domestic, i.e., within the United States.

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
Your satisfaction with your purchase is very important to me.

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!
Additional policies and FAQs
My handmade creations are offered as one-of-a-kind and therefore I do not accept custom orders to duplicate a listing, however, you could contact me if you would like me to come up with a matching pair of earrings for a necklace that you buy from me and if I still have some of the beads, I will do my best!!