bovedabeads

Boveda Beads

Portland, Oregon · 134 Sales

bovedabeads

Boveda Beads

Portland, Oregon 134 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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(51)

Announcement   Handmade traditional and alternative rosaries and necklaces: Orishas, Saint Expedite, Evil Eye! Created with love by a priest of Yemaya in the Lukumi tradition.

We offer FREE FIRST-CLASS SHIPPING to anywhere in the US, and only $7 internationally!

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 16, 2016

Handmade traditional and alternative rosaries and necklaces: Orishas, Saint Expedite, Evil Eye! Created with love by a priest of Yemaya in the Lukumi tradition.

We offer FREE FIRST-CLASS SHIPPING to anywhere in the US, and only $7 internationally!

Marisa Young

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Marisa Young

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5 out of 5 stars
(51)
Rakiem9

Rakiem9 on Sep 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great seller and fast shipping

James-Michael Fleites

James-Michael Fleites on Aug 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very fast shipping and great communication.

yolandac415

yolandac415 on Jul 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful piece! Love it! Great service, great seller!

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About

Beads for the Orishas

Beads have always fascinated me. I learned to make inexpensive plastic rosaries for the missions many years ago, and that led to the desire to make nicer ones for friends and family. When I was initiated as a priest of Yemaya in the Lucumi tradition, I discovered that I had joined, among other things, a grand community of beaders. Godparents create elekes, the beaded orisha necklaces, for their godchildren all the time. I knew that old-school santeros still honored the saints that were long associated (I avoid the word "syncretized") with the orishas after the first slaves were brought from Africa to Cuba; Santeria was born of necessity. I seem to have a special resonance with the saints, and the germ of an idea was born. Why not create traditional five-decade Dominican rosaries dedicated to a particular saint, but in the colors of the orisha with whom that saint is associated? For instance, a rosary for Yemaya would feature images of La Virgen de Regla, but would be composed of beads in her colors of blue, white and silver. And so, Boveda Beads was born.

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  • Marisa Young

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Marisa lives in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon with her husband and cat. She was initiated into the Lucumi religion as a priest of Yemaya in 2009.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 13, 2012
Thank you for shopping at Boveda Beads! We offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the US and only $7 per order (no matter how many items you order) to ship internationally!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal is my preferred method of payment. You can use PayPal for credit/debit card payments and also directly from your bank account. Due to an unfortunate incident with an unscrupulous buyer, I no longer accept money orders. Please, no personal checks!
Shipping
I ship twice a week for orders in the US and once a week for international orders. Insurance is optional but recommended for international orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns will be accepted for damaged merchandise only. If something needs repair, please let me know and we'll see if I can fix it!
Additional policies and FAQs
I do custom orders! Please convo me for details.