Blown Glass, Jewelry, Lampwork Beads, Stoneware Pottery

Pocahontas, Arkansas

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Note from shop owner Will reopen Sunday Thanks!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 7, 2020

Will reopen Sunday Thanks!

Amanda Tinker

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Amanda Tinker


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About blackriverbeads

Sales 4,702
On Etsy since 2007

We try to make everything by hand, we mean everything!

We work in the Old City Hall in downtown Pocahontas, the building was built in 1939 and is perfect for an art studio as it includes the old jail which is great for glassblowing and pottery. We renovated the building doing all the work ourselves, only hiring a plumber to run a waterline from the meter to the building.
Here are some of the things we make by hand:
Stoneware Pottery, Blown Glass, Lampwork Beads, Jewlery, Copper work, Candles, Soap, Knitting, Recycled wine bottles in many forms, the list goes on. We really love handmade!!! Our store has been around for 14 years now and we keep growing. Our brick and mortar store (not on Etsy) also features over 20 local artists.

Shop members

  • Amanda Tinker


    Amanda studied pottery at Arkansas State University, James taught her glass bead making.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2016
We have been professional lampworkers for 14 years. Our beads have been featured in Bead-Patterns Magazine, and Step by Step Beads, Have Been Worn to the Oscars, and Have Been Worn on National Television (One of our Sea Turtles can be seen on the current season of Aqua Kids TV). We are Self Representing Artists Member #20.

James has been making pottery since 1994 and Amanda since 2000.
We love all things handmade and our goal is to bring our Brick and Mortar Store to the Web.

For our supplies category, I may have more available than listed. If you need more, send me a convo.

For more information about our work, please visit

Closed on Saturday.

We close our shop every Friday evening until Sunday morning for religious reasons. Sorry about the inconvenience.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Items may be returned by customer if the customer is not satisfied with the item. There is a 14 day deadline for this. We appreciate an explanation for the return because this allows us to serve our customers better in the future. Refund is given as money back, minus any shipping charges.
We accept Paypal or Etsy Direct Checkout, Payment is expected within 7 days of purchase. Sales Tax is charged for purchases mailed to Arkansas. We are willing to make payment plans for customers with purchases over $100. Items will be shipped when items are fully paid for.
We ship by First Class Mail USPS unless another service is requested. Delivery Confirmation is included for US orders. Other services will cost more and quotes are available by sending us a conversation. Insurance is recommended & may also be requested by sending a conversation. We are not responsible for lost packages that did not purchase insurance. Insurance for International packages is not available. We are not responsible for lost international packages. Pick up at our local store in Pocahontas, Arkansas is free.