Announcement We're on a short vacation, thanks for your patience! :) Hooray! Our Solar System Jewelry has been featured by BuzzFeed, NPR's Science Friday, MAKE:, NASA, and Carl Sagan's Planetary Society!
We're on a short vacation, thanks for your patience! :) Hooray! Our Solar System Jewelry has been featured by BuzzFeed, NPR's Science Friday, MAKE:, NASA, and Carl Sagan's Planetary Society!
Laura Merivale on Feb 3, 2017
Annika on Feb 1, 2017
Looks great! Perfect nerdy present
Chloe on Jan 23, 2017
Chain of Being - Unique Infographic & Decorative Jewelry
Yes! Our Solar System Jewelry has been featured by BuzzFeed, NPR's Science Friday, MAKE:, NASA, and Carl Sagan's Planetary Society!
We focus on creating unique pieces we've never seen before, and using quality Jeweler's-grade materials to make durable, fun jewelry that you can enjoy for many years.
We have both loved beadwork since we were kids, and in 2009, we started making jewelry together. In our beading conversations, we started thinking about how we could bring scientific or mathematical concepts into our jewelry.
One particular jewelry style stood out from the rest of our designs: a Solar System necklace and bracelet, with glass seed beads and natural stones measuring the distances of space!
The 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.
Since then, we've developed our Solar System jewelry line to include other celestial phenomena, and started new lines with other infographic themes, representing Earth's Latitudes, Anatomy of the Veins and Arteries, and Layers of the Atmosphere.
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.
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"
Veins & Arteries Necklaces on BuzzFeed:
"23 Products That'll Make You Look Smart"
Interview with The Planetary Society:
"The Solar System, in Jewelry Form"
Owner, Designer, Creator
Laura is committed to making beautiful magical objects, especially ones you can wear!
Owner, Designer, Creator
Jeremy makes savage and debonair jewelry for bros and dudes.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
Frequently asked questions
Counterfeits & Re-sellers
Imitation is flattery, they say! However, please beware of counterfeits and re-sellers. We have seen shops creating copies of our work, using cheap, low-quality materials. We have also seen re-sellers, selling our items for very high prices, usually around the holiday season.
We are not affiliated with any other jewelry shops, and, although we generally like to help people, we cannot guarantee quality or provide customer service for items bought from other sellers.
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.
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
All items arrive gift-wrapped! Each item includes a small folding card with a description of the item and space to write.
Please send us a note if you would like to include a gift message with your order!
Materials & Variations
We use natural, quality gemstones & Jeweler's-grade materials:
please expect variations in gemstone texture, color.
Occasional variations in stones, clasps & findings may occur,
based on trends and availability.
*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.