DedeLeupoldJewelry

Metal, Gemstones and Clay

Sequim, Washington

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Announcement    Follow my Instagram page @dedeleupoldjewelry where I post my new jewelry first and sometimes it gets snapped up before making it to my shop here on Etsy. You will also see process pictures and videos.
I like making jewelry...all kinds, which you will see as you explore my shop. To learn how I make my millefiori designs in polymer clay, see my About page.

I also have another shop with my beads and buttons and some of my destash items. Here is the link to get you there: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BumblebeadsButtons?ref=pr_faveshops

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 28, 2020

Follow my Instagram page @dedeleupoldjewelry where I post my new jewelry first and sometimes it gets snapped up before making it to my shop here on Etsy. You will also see process pictures and videos.
I like making jewelry...all kinds, which you will see as you explore my shop. To learn how I make my millefiori designs in polymer clay, see my About page.

I also have another shop with my beads and buttons and some of my destash items. Here is the link to get you there: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BumblebeadsButtons?ref=pr_faveshops

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About DedeLeupoldJewelry

Sales 775
On Etsy since 2009

My Life Long Obsession With Little

My infatuation with little started at a very early age. I could hardly wait to get home from school to work on one of my "on going" projects. I inherited back one of those projects that I think I made when I was 12, which was a little purse that I macramed with little tiny string. It had a bazillion knots and took me a month of working on it almost every day after school. I was going to sell it at our local bazaar for the sum of $8, but my mother intercepted and bought it instead.

When I was a young mother I looked for ways to add to our income and stay at home. For a while I made little Tea Cup Teddy's and Coffee Cup Kittie's that had movable arms and legs from ultra suede and shaved sheep skin. The littlest being only 3/4 of a inch tall when sitting.

In 1990 my husband, I and our two girls moved from the Seattle area to Bend Oregon. It was there that we acquired some polymer clay to make Barbie doll food. We got pretty good at making it look like the real thing (and so little) and ventured out to make beads imitating some of the old glass millefiori beads that I had collected growing up in Seattle in the 60's. It was then in 1991 our little homeschool business Bumblebeads was born, with the first production making childrens necklace bead kits....and little earrings.
Our girls have grown and have families of their own but I continue to explore with polymer clay using it in combination with some of my metal work, always striving for the little details that make my work unique. The little bee that I have always used as a makers mark has come to represent that the impossible may just be (or bee) possible since bee's are not designed to be able to fly!
When my nest became empty I returned to my love of working with metals. It was then I went to work with two very talented jewelers in Bend and learned much in the 8 years I was with them.

After 22 years of living in Bend we made the move back to our home state, Washington. Now living in the little town of Sequim on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. We bought a little house in the forest with a little studio for me. There was a door to a porch deck from my little studio and we were able to make it into a room where I can do my stinky stuff like soldering and baking my clay pieces. It’s my favorite room where deers come right up to the windows!

I have sold my work through galleries in Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and California. I also have enjoyed doing many art shows through out those states. In the past I have been privleged to win awards for my polymer millefiori designs and have work published in five books.

Visit my other shop here on Etsy where I have my polymer clay buttons, beads and scarf pins. Give it a look at BumblebeadsButtons.Etsy.com

Thank you for shopping on Etsy! You are what keeps us creating!

Shop members

  • Dede Leupold

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have always loved to make things. My parents generously supplied me with art materials and patiently put up with beads in the vacuum, wax in the carpet, and ate around my clay projects at the dining room table! My dad was very creative in his wood shop and invited me into it to create things from the scrap bin. Art was always encouraged in my house and I continued to do the same with our two girls by starting this business originally with them.

  • Sami

    Helper

    He had his paw in it..unfortunately he is no longer with me. I miss my little helper!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2021
Every piece that I have in my shop is something that I have made, I take pride in quality workmanship and integrity. I really appreciate and encourage communication, for I look at you as not only my customers but as friends too!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I will accept returns/refunds if notified within 3 days of receiving your package. It must be returned in the original package and show no signs of abuse. No returns on custom personalized jewelry.
I guarantee my work and if there is a failure on my part in craftsmanship. I will replace or repair at no charge.
Payment
I will ship 1-3 business days after receiving your payment. Made to order pieces take 3-5 days. I will notify you if there is some kind of hang up.
I will reserve an item for 48 hours, or unless other arrangements have been made. Please use the Pay Pal or Direct Check Out, making it easy to use your credit card.
I do not include a invoice with your order, but you can print one from your orders once your item has been shipped. If you can't do that and would like me to send one please let me know.
Shipping
Shipping costs are calculated by Etsy at the current rate. Sometimes there is overages with multiple items. I usually refund part of the shipping if this is the case or bump shipping up to priority. There is tracking that comes with it if you are in the USA. I add insurance if it is over $100.

It seems as if shipping policies are an ever changing process. And with the COVID pandemic things are unpredictable. Usually within USA, first class w/delivery confirmation. It will reach you in 3-6 days if you live on the east coast.
Within USA for priority mail, but you get it in 3 days. Etsy makes this easy so you can choose priority shipping option at check out.
International Shipping:
Customs procedures are different in every country. They tell me it would take no less than 10 days to get there.
Once a package leaves the US boarder there are no guarantees. I have so far never had a problem getting it to a destination. It is beyond my control but I will do my best if a package goes missing to see where it is and get back to you.