ChainOfBeing

Beauty in Science. Solar System Jewelry & More!

Boulder Creek, California | 3438 Sales

ChainOfBeing

Beauty in Science. Solar System Jewelry & More!

Boulder Creek, California 3438 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Yes! The Original Solar System Jewelry featured by The Planetary Society, BuzzFeed, MAKE:, NASA, and NPR's Science Friday! Etsy Bestseller & Over 650 Five-Star Reviews! Science-Themed Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings - Smart Infographic Jewelry for Any Occasion: Every Bead has Meaning

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Last updated on Dec 3, 2018

Yes! The Original Solar System Jewelry featured by The Planetary Society, BuzzFeed, MAKE:, NASA, and NPR's Science Friday! Etsy Bestseller & Over 650 Five-Star Reviews! Science-Themed Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings - Smart Infographic Jewelry for Any Occasion: Every Bead has Meaning

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Latitude necklaces, 1 bead = 50 miles! the full Northern Hemisphere set, with list of landmarks on each necklace and bracelet. Available individually or as a set purple_heart
Just added some pics of our packaging! MiniVerse Solar System Bracelet, with informational diagram, 1 bead = 50 million miles!
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Chain of Being - Beauty in Science - Every Bead Has Meaning

Yes! Our Solar System Jewelry has been featured by BuzzFeed, NPR's Science Friday, MAKE:, NASA, and Carl Sagan's Planetary Society!

Beauty in Science - Every Bead has Meaning
Every bead has meaning! For example, in our MiniVerse Solar System Bracelet, each bead represents ~40 million miles; in our Latitude pieces, each bead is ~50 miles.

Our Story - Bringing Meaning & Intention into Jewelry.
We have both loved Arts & Crafts since we were kids, and in 2009, we started making jewelry together. We became intrigued by Catholic and Buddhist prayer beads, how each bead has a meaning and intention, and we wondered how Science, Nature, or Mathematical concepts could be translated into beads. Our first design was an "Astronomer's Rosary": a Solar System themed necklace with beads measuring each planet's distance from the Sun.

Our Solar System Jewelry series was immediately a hit with Science enthusiasts everywhere, earning mentions by BuzzFeed, NPR's Science Friday, MAKE:, NASA, and Carl Sagan's Planetary Society. In 2010, NASA even used our piece to create a tutorial! :)

Since then, we've expanded our Solar System Jewelry line to include necklaces and bracelets about specific Planets and Moons. We've also as well as other Infographic and Science-Inspired themes; Earth's Latitudes, Anatomy of the Veins and Arteries, and Layers of the Atmosphere.

We use gorgeous high-quality Natural Gemstones and Jeweler's-grade materials to make beautiful durable jewelry that you can enjoy for many years.

Drawing and painting have been passions for both of us for most of our lives as well, and we love translating our drawings into wood, acrylic, and metal, so that they can become jewelry pieces too.

We also love making jewelry that is simply decorative, celebrating the beauty of natural stones, wood, and glass. We design for a rugged and elegant look, hoping to create a piece perfect for your next black-tie luau or punk-rock opera.

We research each design concept extensively before we release a new piece, so we can bring you something you won't find anywhere else.

Thanks so much for visiting, and have a beautiful day in the Universe!
- Laura and Jeremy
Chain of Being

Read More About Us . . .

MiniVerse Bracelet featured on BuzzFeed:
"33 Gifts For Anyone Who F*cking Loves Science"
http://www.buzzfeed.com/esraerol/keep-an-ion-your-electron

Veins & Arteries Necklaces on BuzzFeed:
"23 Products That'll Make You Look Smart"
https://www.buzzfeed.com/christinalan/are-you-as-smart-as-you-pretend-to-be

Interview with The Planetary Society:
"The Solar System, in Jewelry Form"
http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002565/

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Shop members

  • Laura Cesari

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Laura is committed to making beautiful magical objects, especially ones you can wear

  • Jeremy Richardson

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Jeremy makes savage and debonair jewelry for bros and dudes.

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Last updated on Sep 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Beware of Counterfeits

Imitation is flattery, they say! However, please beware of counterfeits! Since NASA made a tutorial based on our MiniVerse Necklace in 2010, we have seen shops creating copies of our work, using cheap, low-quality materials. Some even try to copy the names of our pieces. We have also seen re-sellers, selling our items for very high prices, usually around the holiday season. We are not affiliated with these sellers or their products, and can't make any guarantees about them.

The only places to get the REAL THING are:
- Our ETSY shop: chainofbeing.etsy.com
- Our AMAZON shop: www.amazon.com/shops/chainofbeing
- Our Website: chainofbeing.us

Custom and personalized orders

We take requests!
Please ask about custom designs, custom lengths, or custom clasps.

We can make any size bracelet, to fit anyone!
Send a conversation through Etsy or at checkout,
if you need a specialized length or clasp for any item.

Most necklaces can be made as a bracelet or anklet, and vice versa,
and most items can be made with a lobster-claw or toggle clasp.

Please note that custom orders may take up to an additional 1-2 weeks.

Please note, if you order a regular item and then ask for a customization,
your item will be considered a custom item and will take up to an additional 2 weeks to complete.

Care instructions

We use durable, high-quality Jeweler's-grade beads and wire.

We test everything, and our jewelry should last a long time under normal fashion jewelry wear conditions.

But, please note, our items are not "indestructible" :)

We recommend removing your jewelry before bathing, swimming, sports, or any activity that will place unusual stress on your jewelry.

These items are not designed to go in the washing machine, dryer, microwave, or dishwasher.

These items are not designed to be load-bearing (please do not hang anything from them or tie them around something).

Bulk Discounts & Wholesale

We can often give a discount if you are buying 3 or more of the same item.
Please send a conversation through Etsy if you are looking for a wedding set, a group costume, or a small number of items for a special occasion.

Most items are available Wholesale in lots of 20 or more,
please send a message via Etsy if you are interested in Wholesale orders.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item includes a small folding card with a description of the item and space to write.

Most items are shipped in a small cardboard jewelry box, stamped with our logo.

Please send us a note if you would like to include a gift message with your order!

Materials & Variations

We use high-quality Natural Gemstones. Please expect variations in Gemstone texture and color. We prioritize quality and color rather than needing to find a specific gem.

Our products are made in California, and our materials comply with California's safe materials standards :)

Occasional variations in stones, clasps & findings may occur, based on trends and availability.

Rush Items

*We can’t always rush items, but we’ll try!*
If you need something to arrive by a certain date,
such as a birthday, holiday, anniversary, or special occasion,
please let us know and we'll do our best to get it there on time.

(Please note, we do not “expedite” orders - your order will still be processed in the order received.)

We thank you in advance for your patience!
We are a small, 2-person shop,
and we make everything ourselves,
so our process can be delayed
by emergencies and unforeseen events,
competition between in-person and online sales,
or high volumes of orders due to good reviews and holidays.

If for some reason your order is delayed,
we will do our best to contact you as soon as we can.