classicbead

unique clay creations by tracee

Kansas City, Missouri 2231 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (1242)

classicbead

unique clay creations by tracee

Kansas City, Missouri | 2231 Sales

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Tracee Dock

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Tracee Dock

Announcement    I am currently working on offering up orphans and other ceramic work uncovered in my recent move so enjoy the bargains. If you need help coordinating linen or leather colors from my sister shop please ask!
Joining us on Facebook: The Classic Bead or Instagram: ClassicBeadLady where updates and new work show up first!
Please take time to visit my sister shop http://ClassicElements.Etsy.Com which is alive and well with leather, African beads, unique gemstone beads, & other elements for your creative endeavors.

Come back often or join me at The Classic Bead on Facebook 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!

ClassicBead and ClassicElement shops are your source for unique quality stoneware pendants and buttons, cording, Czech glass beads & buttons, African beads, and unique findings from Nepal and around the world.

I love the friendships from all over the world that I have developed from my shops here on Etsy. Please reach out... share your work and experiences.
thanks for shopping by!!!
Gratefully...
Tracee

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 15, 2019

I am currently working on offering up orphans and other ceramic work uncovered in my recent move so enjoy the bargains. If you need help coordinating linen or leather colors from my sister shop please ask!
Joining us on Facebook: The Classic Bead or Instagram: ClassicBeadLady where updates and new work show up first!
Please take time to visit my sister shop http://ClassicElements.Etsy.Com which is alive and well with leather, African beads, unique gemstone beads, & other elements for your creative endeavors.

Come back often or join me at The Classic Bead on Facebook 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!

ClassicBead and ClassicElement shops are your source for unique quality stoneware pendants and buttons, cording, Czech glass beads & buttons, African beads, and unique findings from Nepal and around the world.

I love the friendships from all over the world that I have developed from my shops here on Etsy. Please reach out... share your work and experiences.
thanks for shopping by!!!
Gratefully...
Tracee

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About classicbead

Sales 2,231
On Etsy since 2008

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

Shop members

  • 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 July 14, 2019
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 and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be pleased with your purchase. Prior to leaving a negative response on the feedback, please CONVO me through Etsy along with a picture of the item and packaging to address issues or other uncharted problems. I would be glad to look at any issue that may arise.
Payment
Paypal funds or direct check out via Etsy. (USD only).
Please complete payment upon checkout.
Etsy notifies me when the sale goes through and the shipping process begins. We ship FAST many times within hours after receiving the order. It's a good idea for you to stay tuned to your Etsy convos and or the email address you supply to your account so I can reach you if necessary. It is certainly best to ask questions first before placing your order. We are quick to respond in both of our shops.
Shipping
Please select the Priority upgrade for orders over $100. Your package is insured and receives Priority treatment throughout the process and the packaging offers a higher level of security as well.
All items are packaged in a cello bag with a product card. then wrapped in tissue or bubble wrap and shipped in either a padded envelope.
Regardless, I receive delivery confirmation on all shipments from the USPS. Please be sure your address is correct and that you have adequate space in your receiving box for packages. We are not responsible for packages once they are marked delivered.

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. Upon special request I will ship to Canada and reserve right to bill for additional postage due above and beyond what we have quoted. In return I will refund any overages.
Additional policies and FAQs
Though sturdy....please remember stoneware and porcelain 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!!

More information

Last updated on Jul 14, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

We will add a simple tie bow if you desire to your package. We do not supply formal gift wrap. Most people are purchasing supplies and therefore we are not set up for this additional task.

Custom and personalized orders

We are not taking custom or personalized orders at this time.

Can I return earrings

Due to health concerns earrings are not returnable.

Custom and personalized orders

It is not my policy to accept returns and forced returns are against Etsy policy. If a situation arises that we agree upon buyers are responsible for return postage should an exchange or return be agreed upon. I do my best to insure customer satisfaction first time around and I encourage you to ask questions and be satisfied before you purchase. I respond quickly to convos in both shops nearly every day.