CharmingBead

Charming Bead

Newberg, Oregon 23 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (6)

CharmingBead

Charming Bead

Newberg, Oregon | 23 Sales

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Charming Bead

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Charming Bead

Announcement    This year’s 2018-2019 Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet will be revealed later today! Thank you for your patience. Free Gift Wrapping, Unique Gifts, Custom Orders, Repairs & Match creations for your jewelry without a mate, ongoing Sale Items, charity work, and more. I look forward to helping you with your next treasure!

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Last updated on Oct 29, 2018

This year’s 2018-2019 Breast Cancer Awareness bracelet will be revealed later today! Thank you for your patience. Free Gift Wrapping, Unique Gifts, Custom Orders, Repairs & Match creations for your jewelry without a mate, ongoing Sale Items, charity work, and more. I look forward to helping you with your next treasure!

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About CharmingBead

Sales 23
On Etsy since 2012

From playing with Grandma's coffee can full of buttons, to becoming a true bead-a-holique, I absolutely enjoy making jewelry pieces come to life.

I started Charming Bead shortly after visiting a local glass blowing store in LaVerne, California, back in 2002. A friend and I went to this store on our lunch hour since she already knew they had a beading area in the back, where people could make jewelry. It was on that very lunch hour that I began my passion for beads and buttons and making jewelry.

I already loved buttons, because I used to go through my grandma's coffee can full of old buttons that she had collected over the years. When our family would visit, while the adults were chatting at the kitchen table, I would grab that coffee can full of old buttons and dump them out onto the carpet to organize them by size and color and shape, until each button had a pile. I would, then, put them all back in the can and save them for another visit. [Incidentally, "Buttoned Up" is a new earring line I created that's coming out soon.] Make sure to sign up your email in the Newsletter Sign Up Box in the upper right hand corner, if you're interested in receiving ongoing information about anything that's new with Charming Bead.

So, needless to say, when my friend and I started to select beads for our respective bracelets, from the vast selections of beads in this blown glass store's back room, I couldn't seem to contain myself. I kept picking out really unique and colorful beads, until my first string of beads was over a foot long! Much too long for a bracelet, wouldn't you say?

When I came home, that very same day, I took out all of my own jewelry and started weeding through everything until I identified bracelets and necklaces that I didn't really wear anymore. I took then all apart and arranged all of the components to see what I had, then ended up making 4 new bracelets that I still wear today. I guess it's a humble reminder of where I began and where the bead-aholic in me was born!

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  • Kristin Dayton

    Owner, Designer

    I am a sole artisan who enjoys finding unique, colorful beads to make beaded jewelry. Let me know how I can help you to realize your vision for your next one-of-a-kind statement piece.

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