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Boveda Beads

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2010

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Boveda Beads

Portland, Oregon | 146 Sales

Announcement    07/16/18: BOVEDA BEADS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The arthritis in my hands makes me unable to make rosaries in a timely manner anymore. If I manage to get things under control, I'll be back. In the meantime, thank you for eight years of awesomeness! Blessings, Marisa~

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Last updated on Jul 16, 2018

07/16/18: BOVEDA BEADS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The arthritis in my hands makes me unable to make rosaries in a timely manner anymore. If I manage to get things under control, I'll be back. In the meantime, thank you for eight years of awesomeness! Blessings, Marisa~

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    About bovedabeads

    Sales 146
    On Etsy since 2010

    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 November 22, 2017
    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 and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns and exchanges
    Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
    Ship items back within: 30 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
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    Returns and exchange details
    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!
    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.