Geometric and Scientific Beadwork and Tutorials

San Diego, California

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Announcement    Welcome! I create geometric and scientific beadwork, and I write detailed beading patterns so that you can create them too.

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Last updated on Jan 30, 2018

Welcome! I create geometric and scientific beadwork, and I write detailed beading patterns so that you can create them too.

To learn more about me, please visit my website at



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About beadorigami

Sales 861
On Etsy since 2009

Turning beads and science into beautiful jewelry

Cindy Holsclaw has dabbled in crafts for longer than she can remember, but she’s always been most fond of geometric structures. After many years of exploring these mathematical forms in modular origami, in 2006 she learned that these structures could also be made with beads. From then on, she was hooked! In 2009 Cindy started writing patterns for her own beading designs, and in 2012 she dove into designing and teaching beadwork full-time.

With a background in academia and a doctorate in biochemistry, Cindy takes an analytical approach to her design style; she likes exploring different bead shapes and variations on the established beading techniques, and she’s constantly thinking of new ways to put beads together. Biochemistry and mathematics continue to inspire her and often show up in her finished work. As an educator, Cindy challenges her students to learn something new in every class, while giving them the tools they need through her very detailed beading patterns.

In 2015 Cindy was named Designer of the Year by Beadwork Magazine, and a series of her beading videos were published by Interweave in the same year. Cindy has taught at the Bead & Button, Bead Fest, and BABE! shows as well as at several bead stores and bead societies around the country. When not on the road, Cindy makes her home in San Diego, California with her musician husband and baby daughter.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 30, 2018

Accepted payment methods

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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: 21 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
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
For Physical Items:

If you are not satisfied with your jewelry purchase, contact me within 14 days to arrange a return. Do not ship your return before hearing back from me. Items must be returned in their original condition to be eligible for a refund.

The buyer is responsible for the return shipping costs. The original postage costs and Etsy fees are nonrefundable.

For Digital Items:

Sorry, there are no returns or refunds on beading tutorials.
I accept payment through Etsy's Direct Checkout as well as PayPal. All items must be paid for at the time of purchase.

Items shipped to a California address must be charged 7.75% sales tax (San Diego rate, effective 1/1/17).
For Physical Items:

All of my pieces are packaged in a small jewelry box which is mailed in a bubble-lined mailer. I ship via USPS First Class Mail within 1-3 working days. If you would like to use another shipping method, just let me know and I will send you an adjusted invoice.

Insurance is optional and is paid for by the buyer. If you would like me to insure your item, please let me know.

For Digital Items:

Tutorials are delivered electronically as PDF files, and are available for download immediately after confirmation of payment. Questions? Please visit this article for more information:
Additional policies and FAQs
Care Instructions:
I take great care to make my work sturdy, but it is not completely unbreakable! Treat it with care and it will last.

Unless otherwise noted, all designs, images, photos, and text in this shop (that are not copyright by Etsy) are copyright by Cindy Holsclaw, 2009-2018. All rights reserved.