The Unusual Bead And Vintage Jewelry

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 660 Sales


The Unusual Bead And Vintage Jewelry

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 660 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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From Ceramics To Beads

I originally was a ceramist/potter and attended The Philadelphia College of Art (now, The University of the Arts) from 1980 - 84, majoring in ceramics.
After graduation,  I showed in many museum and gallery shows all over the United States.  Unfortunately, in 1990, because of an accident, I had to give up pottery because of its great physical demands.
Several years later, I walked into my first bead store and fell in love with all the different beads hanging all over the walls  and that was the beginning of my 2nd art career....making necklaces.
Soon my friends wanted to buy what I was making, and eventually, I was asked to be in different shows in the area. It has been an exciting adventure.  The beads still inspire me and when I bring some new ones home, I never know where they will take me.


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Last updated on September 2, 2016

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The Unusual Bead accepts payment from PayPal or by credit card through direct checkout.
Standard shipping for small items, like supply beads, is USPS 1st Class in a padded envelope,with tracking, or Flat Rate Priority, depending on the size of the shipment.

I insure any packages that are over $15.00. This will be included in the shipping price.

We do ship internationally. If your country isn't listed on the item or items you want, please contact us and we'll add the shipping fees for you.

***INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE:**** Customs forms will be completed with your purchase price. Buyers are responsible for paying any Customs import taxes, duties, tariffs, VAT, or other charges assessed by their countries, and should check into those charges before making a purchase.***
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns will be accepted if we are notified within 3 days of receipt, and shipped back within 3 days. Items must be returned in the condition in which they were received by you, in the original packaging or equivalent packaging, well protected, and with tracking. I will refund for the item cost, but the buyer is responsible for all shipping costs unless there is some kind of fault with the item.