ArtbyLea

Lea's Beads

Trenton, New Jersey · 155 Sales

ArtbyLea

Lea's Beads

Trenton, New Jersey 155 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(54)

Shop owner

Lea Novak

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Announcement   It's finally feeling like Summer! Time for open necklines that show off shorter necklaces, bare arms to decorate with bracelets, and a tan that wants lighter colors! You'll find necklaces, earrings and bracelet here with a wide variety of prices, styles, and pieces--all hand made by me.

If you see something you like, but would prefer a different color or length, I'm open to custom orders (however, if you want it for a particular date, I'll need advance warning, in case I need to order parts).

Thanks for shopping here!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 18, 2018

It's finally feeling like Summer! Time for open necklines that show off shorter necklaces, bare arms to decorate with bracelets, and a tan that wants lighter colors! You'll find necklaces, earrings and bracelet here with a wide variety of prices, styles, and pieces--all hand made by me.

If you see something you like, but would prefer a different color or length, I'm open to custom orders (however, if you want it for a particular date, I'll need advance warning, in case I need to order parts).

Thanks for shopping here!

Lea Novak

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Lea Novak

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(54)
Aprilwithfluff

Aprilwithfluff on Apr 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Looks beautiful, just like the photo! Thanks!

Michelle

Michelle on Mar 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This necklace is beautiful. The beads are pretty.

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About

Seduced by Tiny Beads

I started making jewelry when I saw some colorful, sparkly, little tiny beads, and bought a book that showed how to create jewelry using some basic stitches. Seed beads aren't terribly expensive, so I bought more, and then more. I wanted some of every color!
I started with very simple peyote-stitch bracelets, which I gave away to friends. Then I moved on to other patterns--herringbone and St. Petersburg were such fun--and bigger beads, and sparkly crystals! I couldn't get enough from the local craft stores, so I started ordering online. (Yes, this is now getting expensive!) Then I went to my first bead show--heaven on earth! I discovered lampwork beads...little individual works of art with swirling colors and sparkles under clear glass, mmmm, lovely!
Then I became intrigued by simple wire work. After all, I needed earrings to go with the necklaces, right?!
I started beading at lunch with some like-minded individuals, and offered a few short "make it yourself" classes in Christmas earring designs.
Since people were interested, I started bringing completed pieces with me to meetings and gatherings, selling first to people I knew and then branching out to craft fairs. I finally decided I needed to reach a larger audience, and started my shop on Etsy. I hope you like it!

Shop members

  • Lea Novak

    Owner, Maker

    I've been married for 38 years, and create support materials (quick reference cards, online help, web pages, and user guides) for computer systems for a living. I started painting in 2002, then started making jewelry. It's one of the things I do to have fun!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2018
Welcome to Lea's Beads on Etsy! I specialize in beadwork, from woven bracelets and necklaces, to strung pieces, to chain linked pieces. I also enjoy making earrings. Lately, I've been branching out into some wire working.

I generally don't make the same thing more than once or twice (unless I love it, of course!), and if I do make an item again, I use different colors, so each piece is one of a kind. I get my ideas from magazines and patterns, but I don't usually make a pattern exactly as it is shown in a magazine. That wouldn't be any fun!

A note on earrings: I generally don't include ear guards or stoppers with my earrings, but if you have trouble keeping fishhook earrings secure on your ears, just include a note with your order, and I will include small plastic stoppers at no extra cost.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If you are not satisfied with an item, you can return it within 30 days for the full price of the item less shipping & handling. You will need to pay the return shipping.

For sanitary reasons, earrings are the exception, and cannot be returned.
Payment
I accept payments through Etsy and PayPal, at the time of purchase. If you live in New Jersey, I am required to charge sales tax of 6.625%, which will be added to your purchase price. Within 3 business days of receiving payment on your order, I will ship the item(s) via USPS. Note: Custom orders will take longer (up to a week or two), since I will need to make the piece, and if I need to order components, it could take an additional 2 weeks.
If you change your mind, and want to cancel an order, contact me immediately. I can only accept a cancellation if I have not already shipped your item(s).
Shipping
I will insure shipments that cost over $50, and I include tracking in my shipping charges.

I ship through the US Postal Service (USPS). For international shipping I use USPS International. Note that several items shipped to Italy have spent several weeks in Customs, so international customers should be aware that shipping make take longer than expected.

For international shipments (outside the United States), there may be additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees. Import charges can vary widely but are most commonly based on the price and type of item, package weight and dimensions, origin country, and the taxes, duties, and fees of the destination country.

I am sorry, but since sellers on Etsy are unable to predict which of these fees, if any, will be applied, I cannot calculate or collect these fees or taxes; as the buyer, you will be expected to pay any duties, taxes, or customs clearance fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
I try to keep my prices reasonable by using findings that are not as costly as 24K gold and sterling silver. Instead, I usually use gold-filled and silver-filled findings or high-quality plated findings. (The filled findings are coated with a thicker layer of the high-grade metal, which means they show less wear.) I also find that sterling silver seems to tarnish more quickly than many of the high-quality plated findings, which are often given a tarnish-resistant finish.

I pride myself on the quality of my work, but the woven pieces are made with thread, and thread can break. If this should happen, you can return the piece to me and I will be happy to fix it. Do try to return any stray beads, since I can't guarantee that I will still have the same beads.

Contact me before returning the piece, just to be sure I will be able to fix it, and we can discuss shipping charges at that time.