classicbead

unique clay creations by tracee

Missouri, United States · 1917 Sales

classicbead

unique clay creations by tracee

Missouri, United States 1917 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Don't miss my sister shop: http://ClassicElements.etsy.com (you can easily combine shipping when purchasing from both shops at the same time) Join me on Facebook (The Classic Bead) where I usually announce and show pics of new work as it comes out of the kiln.
Find the perfect finishing touch or the point of inspiration for your new design!

The Classic Bead is your source for unique quality stoneware pendants and buttons, cording, and associated findings.

African beads, pewter findings, leather, linen & more are in my sister shop: http://ClassicElements.etsy.com If you order from both shops at the same time you may use coupon code COMBINESAVE3 in this shop to get your combined shipping discount. YOU MUST LEAVE ME WORD at both checkouts and this is only for combined shop orders. Need help or have a question regarding colors just convo me!!

I love the friendships from all over the world that I have developed from my shop here on Etsy. I am so inspired by my customers and looking forward to being back in touch with everyone.

thanks for shopping by!!!
Gratefully...tracee

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Last updated on May 19, 2016

Don't miss my sister shop: http://ClassicElements.etsy.com (you can easily combine shipping when purchasing from both shops at the same time) Join me on Facebook (The Classic Bead) where I usually announce and show pics of new work as it comes out of the kiln.
Find the perfect finishing touch or the point of inspiration for your new design!

The Classic Bead is your source for unique quality stoneware pendants and buttons, cording, and associated findings.

African beads, pewter findings, leather, linen & more are in my sister shop: http://ClassicElements.etsy.com If you order from both shops at the same time you may use coupon code COMBINESAVE3 in this shop to get your combined shipping discount. YOU MUST LEAVE ME WORD at both checkouts and this is only for combined shop orders. Need help or have a question regarding colors just convo me!!

I love the friendships from all over the world that I have developed from my shop here on Etsy. I am so inspired by my customers and looking forward to being back in touch with everyone.

thanks for shopping by!!!
Gratefully...tracee

Tracee Dock

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Tracee Dock

FOUR Ply Pick 3 Colors Waxed Irish Linen Thread
US$6.99
Rustic ZEN Pendant
US$6.95
Rustic ZEN Bracelet Bar
US$7.95
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About

The Need to Create

I've always been a 'dabbler'...even before I earned the Girl Scout badge that said so. I can thank my father for this trait. Sewing and embroidery were my first crafts for which I can thank my mother hence my passion to create buttons along with my jewelry components. I have enjoyed doll making, needlepoint, and quilting where I studied Elizabeth Bradley and Kaffe Fasset designs...both, masters of color.

I'm happiest with my head down over both the clay table and my glazing station. I keep my dry erase board and notebook handy for design ideas and listen to my customer comments for a nudge as to what to create.

I have tools everywhere and am a gadget girl!
~Tools in my garage for projects around the house!
~Tools in my office for labeling, shipping and packaging and in my basement for clay production and kiln firings.
~Then my studio....Tools for glazing at one end, tools for sewing at the other. And in between, my photography set up, a roll top desk for jewelry design and my work table where the latest firings are sorted for Etsy, bead store sales, and trunk shows. Oh and then there are the nights in front of TV with trays of product and my laptop for listing, communication, and networking. fFind the latest news and such on Facebook 'The Classic Bead' (the links are below!)

REWARDS??
The notes and comments from my customers are the biggest reward I receive. And for that...I thank you.

Welcome to one of my two shops here on Etsy. ClassicBead and ClassicElements.

Gratefully,
tracee

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  • Tracee Dock

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    That's me and my granddaughter, Allison! I am a midwest native from Kansas City. Crafting before crafting was cool. Embroidery, sewing, needlepoint, doll making, and finally my hands landed in the clay where they stay most of the time. Welcome!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 13, 2015
Every piece of my work that leaves my studio bears with it a little of my soul.

Often times, my inspiration is related to seasonal cycles and the beauty of nature's life force. Other times it is derived from sources such as other's passions, beliefs, or lifestyles such as the pieces in my Simply Yoga collection. It is a natural reaction for me to want to share the emotions brought forth by these inspirations. I have done my job of conveying these emotions if YOU receive inspiration from wearing my jewelry designs, using my components in your own creations, or hanging a piece on a wall in your home. Any of these is an honor I do not take lightly and for that I thank you.

My ceramic buttons and pendants begin from a block of clay and are handformed using a variety of techniques including original molds and stamps I have created. All pieces are kiln fired a minimum of two times. Many pieces will incorporate three or more different glazes on one piece. I feel these glaze combinations are what make my pieces unique and so versatile when it comes to coordinating bead selections.

I work from my home where I rush through my other responsibilities in order to get to "studio time" where I am my most content.

Please visit my website which is always a work in progress.
The link is: www.theclassicbead.com
Here you can see examples of finished pieces that contributing designers, including myself have done in addition to other information regarding my product, recent press and publication news, and where it can be found.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal funds or direct check out via Etsy. (USD only).

PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT have to have a Paypal account to pay with Paypal. JUST proceeed through the Paypal process and it will give you an option to pay with a card...very easy!

Please complete payment upon checkout.

If funds are not transferred within two days of purchase, the sale will be canceled,removed from both of our accounts, and relisted for sale.

I usually send a convo if I notice payment has not cleared as I myself have gotten interrupted in the middle of the Paypal process and failed to complete it and forgotten. It can happen and I understand!
Shipping
*************INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BELOW!!! ******ITERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BELOW!!!

$25 minimum......you may combine from both shops to meet the minimum.

You must purchase shipping insurance if you want to insure against shipping damages or loss during shipping as I cannot be responsible for any postal service mishandling. A recent order to Canada insured for $150 cost around $3.

All orders over $50 will ship Priority Small Box Flat rate which is insured for $50!
Orders over $150 will be insured at my cost.

My packaging is secure...all items are packaged in a cello bag with a product card then wrapped in tissue and shipped in either a padded envelope or cardboard mailer, but to insure or not insure is YOUR decision and responsibility to inform me.

Regardless, I receive delivery confirmation on all shipments from the USPS.

All Classic Bead product is shipped within 24 - 48 hour from the time payment is received. I will notify customers if I deviate from this standard.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: You MUST check out using "Etsy's direct check out" as we now can print your shipping label and postage, saving a timely and costly trip to the post office. If there is an issue please let me know. As mentioned above you may combine orders from both shops to meet the $25 minimum...if you need assistance with combining shipping charges please just send me a convo!!

I have done my best to cover the cost of shipping in my listings. I reserve the right to notify you if postage should exceed the amount quoted and bill accordingly. I hope you understand, but I have done this to save time quoting international rates.

I SO enjoy sending product to Europe and elsewhere...it is an honor to know my product has made it that far in this world.


INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please be aware any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred are the buyer's responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be pleased with your purchase. Prior to leaving a negative response on the feedback, please CONVO me through Etsy to address issues or other uncharted problems. I would be glad to look at any issue that may arise.
Additional policies and FAQs
Though sturdy....please remember these pieces are ceramic and can break or chip and will have sharp edges that could cut you if they do, so please use care with your pliers and avoid tile floors though I've had pieces survive worse!!