classicbead

unique clay creations by tracee

Missouri, United States · 1948 Sales

classicbead

unique clay creations by tracee

Missouri, United States 1948 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 will receive the combined shipping discount. Leave me a message at check out and I will refund $3 of your shipping charge the day I ship!

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 Aug 27, 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 will receive the combined shipping discount. Leave me a message at check out and I will refund $3 of your shipping charge the day I ship!

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
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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 August 27, 2016
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

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  • Pay with iDeal
  • 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
All orders over $60 will ship Priority Small Box Flat rate which guarantees your shipment is insured!
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.
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: I am no longer shipping out side of the United States
If you have ordered from me previously I may make an exception... please contact me.
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!!