IntricateBeads

Intricate Beads by Heather

Croton, Michigan · 141 Sales

IntricateBeads

Intricate Beads by Heather

Croton, Michigan 141 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(57)

Announcement   Beaded hair barrettes is what got me hooked on beads. Wire wrapped cuffs, pendants and earrings to match are our newest items. Follow us on Pinterest www.pinterest.com/intricatebeads

Become a Facebook fan http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Grand-Rapids-MI/Intricate-Beads-by-Heather/79349882384 and stay up to date on what we are up to.

I am always looking for new color schemes, so please send me a message if you would like to offer color suggestions or to request a custom order.

See our feedback received from my clients. Some are repeat customers!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 8, 2017

Beaded hair barrettes is what got me hooked on beads. Wire wrapped cuffs, pendants and earrings to match are our newest items. Follow us on Pinterest www.pinterest.com/intricatebeads

Become a Facebook fan http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Grand-Rapids-MI/Intricate-Beads-by-Heather/79349882384 and stay up to date on what we are up to.

I am always looking for new color schemes, so please send me a message if you would like to offer color suggestions or to request a custom order.

See our feedback received from my clients. Some are repeat customers!

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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(57)
Sandra Carter

Sandra Carter on Dec 24, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

The ONLY reason I didn't give a five, since the barrette is awesome and lovely, is that the end circles silvery beads didn't show up in the photo--they looked more white with touch of silver and I would have liked that better. On the other hand, really good craftswomanship and I'll use this for years!

Sandra Carter

Sandra Carter on Dec 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This barrette is quite lovely and I am so thrilled I was able to help select beads for it to be exactly what I wanted! Thanks so much for beautiful work!

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Updates

Just received 8mm faceted crystals in the mail... Time to make more bracelets and earrings.
Sitting at the dinner table with the family and building inventory for our beaded circle rosette hair barrette clips. This is my beading tray.

About

Our great addictions in the crafting world

My daughter was two years old and my husband and I were having great difficulty making ends meet. I had seen a barrette beading kit that I thought "with some work" would help us get out of this tight spot that we were in..... yes... I am a dreamer. We talked it over and decided that even though it would be hard to come up with, I could use some of the money we had so I could give it a shot.

The barrette turned out beautiful and I fell into a new kind of love. That barrette never sold, I still have it years later, however I took really good photos of it and listed it on Ebay. My one single barrette was selling!!!! I used the money to get more beads and made more barrettes of different color schemes. They started selling too. Time to get a license and registered name.... Intricate Beads by Heather.

Now it was time for the big question.... would companies be interested? I made up some inventory and used it to asked others if they would like to sell my barrettes in their gift shops or stores. I made alot of phone calls and drove to different places and I got my first order at a hospital gift shop. They bought all of my inventory.

Now.... could I expand and make other jewelry? I started looking at how other jewelry was made, such as earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Our living situation has greatly improved so my husband and I talked it over. He agreed that so far this is just a hobby, but I enjoy beading and my barrettes are selling on Ebay and at the hospitals. He didn't mind me venturing off and beading other items.

I made everything and made some more calls again. My family has always gone camping and Fuller Resort agreed to sell my items in the camp store. They bought all of my inventory!!! Largest order yet!!

Now years later, I have multiple websites for all of my handmade items. My barrettes have sold to almost every state and even some outside countries. I have also decided to start knitting.

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  • Heather VandenBos

    Owner, Designer

    Married for 20+ years with 3 daughters, a grandson and 3 fur~babies. I live in the most inspirational area, in the forest on the river where wildlife is endless and bright fresh colors are everywhere!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2016
Intricate Beads by Heather was created shortly after the birth of our first daughter... 19 years ago. I started beading hair barrette clips and have expanded to other types of jewelry. Beading is the style that I seem to stick with. I love beading with intricate detail in mind. I do my best to create items that will last a long time.

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Paypal.com and Amazon.com are both acceptable methods of payment. Payment should be made within 2 days of purchase as I do my best to create the most perfect item for you.

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Shipping will be done through USPS within 7 business days of purchase as each item is created at the time of purchase. If this is a gift, I do ship to the giftee's address.
I have an option to upgrade to Priority Flat rate mailing in my listings description.
Refunds and Exchanges
My products are created with great care to detail. In all of my years, almost 2 decades of creating, I have never had an item become damaged due to my craftsmanship. I only repair or replace items that were damaged during shipping. I do not accept returned custom items.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you want an item custom made, please let me know of the color choice upon purchase.

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