Lampwork, crystal & vintage bead jewelry by April Quick

Austin, Texas · 164 Sales


Lampwork, crystal & vintage bead jewelry by April Quick

Austin, Texas 164 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by....I will be back soon with many new items!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 2, 2016

Thank you for stopping by....I will be back soon with many new items!

April Quick

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Barbara Lembo

Barbara Lembo on May 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

April's Violets made me a gorgeous pair of earrings to help me replace a pair of hers that I had previously purchased but lost. She was so helpful and willing to work with me. I really appreciated her professionalism and friendliness. And I got earrings that I love again. I have received many compliments when I wear them. Don't hesitate to buy from her store!

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Beads travel through time and distance to tell their stories...

It all started when I was a girl, with long beaded necklaces and embellished jeans. Somehow during these hobby years, my love and fascination for beads became serious. As I learned how beads have traveled through history to come into our hands, I became fascinated and started a serious bead collection. My vintage beads are at least 50 years old, some are a hundred years old and more.
I love Swarovski crystal, new and vintage, and like to work with the amazing handblown lampwork beads of my favorite contemporary bead artists.
Added to these are gold vermeil, sterling silver, wood, and gemstone beads.
I hope that my creations will speak to you when you hold them in your hands.....it is my hope that they, too, will travel with you through the years!

Shop members

  • April Quick

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Vintage Bead Collector

    I have been working with vintage, rare, antique and new fine beads for over 30 years, and have had my work represented in galleries, boutiques, and museum shops nationally. All crafting is done by my own hands, designed from my own imagination.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 4, 2014
Welcome to my shop!

My business relies on word-of-mouth recommendations and loyal repeat customers, so I do everything in my power to make sure that you are delighted with your purchase and your experience with my shop.

Some of my vintage beads are over 200 years old, and no two lampwork beads are identical, as they are painstakingly handmade by real artisans. Most of my lampwork beads are at least 60 years old, and have never been previously used.

My crystals are new and vintage Swarovski elements, and in metals I work with gold vermeil (gold over sterling silver) and sterling silver. Some of my fancy earring posts are made with gold or sterling over pewter. All my metals are nickel-free.

All the items in the shop have been made by me, personally, by hand.

Please let me know if you need a different kind of post or wire; usually I can convert the earrings at no cost.

I welcome your contact and love to talk about beads...feel free! I do many custom and modified orders.

Slight color variations between our monitors and devices are normal. I photograph on white backgrounds in natural light to help show glass colors as truly as possible.
You can also find color information in the item description. If you would like more information about an item, or need additional pictures, contact me.

All orders arrive wrapped in a ribboned box, ready to enjoy or to give.
Your item will be insured against loss or damage in transit.
If there is any problem with your purchase, please contact me so that we can find a resolution that makes you happy.

Jewelry designs, photographs, and written content protected by copyright: all rights reserved by the artist.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment by Paypal, Etsy Gift Card, or Visa/Mastercard at time of purchase.
Your item will be gift boxed, wrapped with tissue, and mailed in one business day in a USPS Priority Mail Box...I pay for insurance.
Canadian buyers, I ship in a box, and use First Class Mail. Please allow me an extra 2 business days to get your item in the mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
All my shipments are insured against loss or breakage or disappearance during transit.

I believe in providing you with the best in customer service. To do my utmost to make you happy is my pledge. If there is something wrong with your item, I will make it right upon return. If you are unhappy with your purchase, for any reason, please let me know within 14 days of receipt. This has not happened yet, but if it does, I will be AWESOME! :)