bluemarblebeads

Vintage Beads and Findings

Wethersfield, Connecticut · 62079 Sales

bluemarblebeads

Vintage Beads and Findings

Wethersfield, Connecticut 62079 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(31100)

Announcement   Welcome to Blue Marble Beads! ♥ For order of $50 or more, please enjoy the coupon codes below for extra savings!

$51-$100, excluding shipping charges, 5% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay5.

$101-$150, excluding shipping charges,10% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay10.

$151-$200, excluding shipping charges,15% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay15.

$201-299.99, excluding shipping charges, 20% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay20.

$300.00 and above, excluding shipping charges, 25% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay25.

Please note that the discounts are restrictive and will not work unless you have spent the minimum amount required in merchandise. Shipping charges are separate and do not count towards the minimum requirements. Daily discounts are for use when no other sales are going on in the store or if your total merchandise purchase exceeds the current sale discount level.

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Current Shipping Charges:

United States $4.75 flat rate shipping regardless of how many items ordered!

Canada $10.00 for first item and $0.25 for each additional item.

Everywhere Else $15.00 for first item and $0.30 for each additional item.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: DUE TO THE HIGH INCREASE IN SHIPPING CHARGES, IF I HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY OVERCHARGED YOU FOR SHIPPING, I WILL REFUND YOU AFTER YOUR ORDER HAS BEEN WEIGHED AND PROCESSED.

Please allow 1-2 business days for me to process and ship your orders. Please consult your invoices for expected ship date. If you have an immediate need, please notify me in the note to seller box and I will do my best to accommodate your request. Thank you!

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This store houses a hand picked collection of unique un-circulated vintage beads and findings that were manufactured between 1920's-1980's. The selection is forever changing but the quality of beads remain the same. Most of the vintage lucite that I carry was at one time custom made for Monet, Vivendi and other high end designers back in the 1980's. I buy directly from the manufacturer's overstock so you will rarely see these beads anywhere else. I carry beads from all over the world. Japan, Africa, Philippines, Thailand and West Germany to name a few. I will always choose quality over quantity which means that I will have a limited quantity available in some of the beads that I offer. For that reason, I recommend purchasing items when you see them as I am not always able to restock items.

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Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to convo me at anytime. I am on site throughout the day.

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To view or purchase my finished designs, please visit me at bluemarblebeading.etsy.com and boudoirbijou.etsy.com .

Thank you for stopping by! Sue ♥

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 18, 2018

Welcome to Blue Marble Beads! ♥ For order of $50 or more, please enjoy the coupon codes below for extra savings!

$51-$100, excluding shipping charges, 5% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay5.

$101-$150, excluding shipping charges,10% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay10.

$151-$200, excluding shipping charges,15% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay15.

$201-299.99, excluding shipping charges, 20% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay20.

$300.00 and above, excluding shipping charges, 25% discount. Use coupon code EveryDay25.

Please note that the discounts are restrictive and will not work unless you have spent the minimum amount required in merchandise. Shipping charges are separate and do not count towards the minimum requirements. Daily discounts are for use when no other sales are going on in the store or if your total merchandise purchase exceeds the current sale discount level.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Current Shipping Charges:

United States $4.75 flat rate shipping regardless of how many items ordered!

Canada $10.00 for first item and $0.25 for each additional item.

Everywhere Else $15.00 for first item and $0.30 for each additional item.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: DUE TO THE HIGH INCREASE IN SHIPPING CHARGES, IF I HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY OVERCHARGED YOU FOR SHIPPING, I WILL REFUND YOU AFTER YOUR ORDER HAS BEEN WEIGHED AND PROCESSED.

Please allow 1-2 business days for me to process and ship your orders. Please consult your invoices for expected ship date. If you have an immediate need, please notify me in the note to seller box and I will do my best to accommodate your request. Thank you!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This store houses a hand picked collection of unique un-circulated vintage beads and findings that were manufactured between 1920's-1980's. The selection is forever changing but the quality of beads remain the same. Most of the vintage lucite that I carry was at one time custom made for Monet, Vivendi and other high end designers back in the 1980's. I buy directly from the manufacturer's overstock so you will rarely see these beads anywhere else. I carry beads from all over the world. Japan, Africa, Philippines, Thailand and West Germany to name a few. I will always choose quality over quantity which means that I will have a limited quantity available in some of the beads that I offer. For that reason, I recommend purchasing items when you see them as I am not always able to restock items.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to convo me at anytime. I am on site throughout the day.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To view or purchase my finished designs, please visit me at bluemarblebeading.etsy.com and boudoirbijou.etsy.com .

Thank you for stopping by! Sue ♥

Sue Raybine

Contact shop owner

Sue Raybine

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(31100)
doster50

doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot tell you how much I love lucite and the beautiful creations it can inspire. In this case, the lucite perfectly mimics and reproduces an agate slice with perhaps, miraculously the pearlescent interior of a shell as well. This component is marvelous in scale and superior in quality. I am thrilled. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These astounding lucite faux marble beads are just glorious. The marbling of the umber and ivory colors exactly mimic nature and reproduce it in awe of the organic original. The matte finish is appealing and the entire impression in these beads is just to die for, without the weight of the stone itself. I can imagine these marvelous beads used in many different settings. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These beautiful grey nugget beads are absolutely gorgeous and this is my second order of them. I love all of the characteristics of these beads - amazing color, quality craftsmanship, arresting shape and size. I adore gray as a color and these beads really illustrate my affair with this color. I am one happy camper. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These matte finished glass beads are a marvelous addition to corded necklaces I have recently been creating. The larger hole allows me to include them in these necklaces and the wonderful frosted matte finish makes them terrific accents for these pieces. i am so glad to have found them. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These bamboo/skeleton beads are just a hoot and I love them. The quality craftsmanship of the beads is just stunning and the underlying humor of the beads themselves lets them find the delight in the creations they inspire. A great find. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this collection of small glass beads of multi-colored hues and others mostly aqua in color. The quality is superb and the colors provide a rainbow of little highlights for a necklace. A triangular shape further heightens the visual interest and I am thrilled. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I have already gushed excessively over these magical green striated lucite lovelies and was fortunate to be in time to receive another lot. These beads are marbled with lustrous, subtle colors and just gleam with color and light. Remarkable quality of production. Yes, I will say it yet again, I am thrilled! Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These black glass beads are a scrumptious irregular shape with a high gloss finish making the black seem bottomless to contemplate. The interest of the shape, finish and quality craftsmanship of these beads make them stunners and commanding of visual attention. I am very pleased with this find, indeed. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Terrific deep blue with tiny shell inclusions to give these lucite beads glints of extra light within its ocean of blue. These double holed connectors are just the high quality craftsmanship and beauty that I love to find and include in my necklaces and earrings. Tiny but perfect details that raise the level of a piece. Love these little guys. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I was ecstatic to find another lot of these exquisite black and white lucite beads. The interior of the material displays a beautiful marbled black and white matte layer existing beneath the glossy black exterior finish of the bead. These are gorgeous, lucite at its very best and I am thrilled. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These horn/antler pendants are just exquisite. The finish on the horn itself brings out the innuendos of color hiding within the darker exterior and makes the highlights of lighter color really appear in high contrast to the dark surface. Completely striking pendant - sophisticated and yet organic as well. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I demand quality in each and every bead and element in my creations and these beautiful little purple glass beads exactly fill that purpose - small and yet superbly crafted beads to play a supporting role in a necklace. I am a happy camper indeed. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

doster50

doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

All of the colors in these faux stone beads exactly mimic the wonders of nature herself. Those Italians really know how to make a superior lucite bead combining tiny bits of color in an ivory resin mixture. Absolutely gorgeous in craftsmanship, size and shape. These beads will stop the show. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These deep blue vintage Lucite beads are a beautiful universe within each bead with deeper blue, lighter blue and black speckles blended together give the overall look of a solid blue, but on deeper inspection the individual aspects of the color is teeming with life. Outstanding quality of craftsmanship and vibrant with interest. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

doster50

doster50 on Apr 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous amethyst/purple glass faceted rondelle beads. The quality of the beads is outstanding, as is the case with EVERY bead or component I have ever purchased from BlueMarbleBeads. The facets pick up every tiny beam of light and the glint is just beautiful. I am thrilled. Thank you for carefully packaging my purchase to arrive in a timely manner and undamaged by the rigors of travel. I will certainly be back soon.

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About

Enjoying The Journey

Life has taken me down many roads. I started out like many artist do, experimenting with creativity through different mediums. I dabbled in many other art forms such as stained glass, painting, writing and singing. I always ended up gravitating towards jewelry design. Maybe it's the Magpie in me, or maybe it's just my "true north".

I am a self taught artist. My designs have been featured in Arts On Liberty art gallery in NC. as well as local boutiques. My bead shop has been featured in many major beading magazines over the years.

I believe in giving back to the community. I teach jewelry design to local teenagers. I believe that creativity is as essential to life as taking in nourishment. It needs to be shared and passed on. I love watching that first spark in a new designer's eye. That first flame of passion for the craft. It's a beautiful thing to behold!

Oh, the kid in the picture? He's mine. Amazingly and wonderfully mine. He's the reason behind all of this!

Sue & David ♥

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Last updated on Dec 16, 2017
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Wholesale availability

I am happy to work with companies that require wholesale accounts. Please contact me directly for more details.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping, gift card and packaging is available upon request. Please contact me directly for pricing and options.