laurelmoon

Laurel Moon Beads Cabochons and Semiprecious Stone

Clarkston, Michigan · 9609 Sales

Announcement   Thank you for visiting my Etsy jewelry supplies shop! I make my own etched copper charms, pendants and links. I'm also always looking for interesting and unique semiprecious stone beads and cabochons. I love finding fun vintage glass and crystal beads, cabs, and glass gems to share. I hope you enjoy your browsing! Please convo me if you have any questions. I sell my handmade beaded jewelry at http://laurelmoonjewelry.etsy.com/ and my handmade etched copper pendants at http://laurelmooncopper.etsy.com/ . Thank you!

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Last updated on Aug 2, 2018

Thank you for visiting my Etsy jewelry supplies shop! I make my own etched copper charms, pendants and links. I'm also always looking for interesting and unique semiprecious stone beads and cabochons. I love finding fun vintage glass and crystal beads, cabs, and glass gems to share. I hope you enjoy your browsing! Please convo me if you have any questions. I sell my handmade beaded jewelry at http://laurelmoonjewelry.etsy.com/ and my handmade etched copper pendants at http://laurelmooncopper.etsy.com/ . Thank you!

Laurel Moon

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About

Laurel Moon Beads: Hand Selected for Fun and Flavor

I first began selling beads in 1997. At this point I didn't know the difference between Indian and Italian glass, and modern and vintage. I only knew that I liked beads!

I worked for an Italian import company and we stocked many gorgeous Murano glass beads. I made hundreds of pairs of earrings, necklaces, bracelets...and sorted thousands of beads. I began to buy beads and started looking out for beadstores whenever I went on trips. I was hooked!

Eventually I went to work for another bead company and became a sales representative. I sold vintage beads and vintage reproduction beads as well as semiprecious stone and glass. I learned a lot about the history of beads and the modern bead industry.

I decided to start buying closeouts. I thought that even though some beads might not be popular at a store, they might have a bigger audience nationally. I started buying huge lots of beads--the good, the bad, and the sad. I displayed beads at a few of my jewelry shows and sold out of them.

I signed up for bead shows and packaged more beads into dollar bags. I did well, but the downturn in the economy hurt many bead shows, and I downsized a little, and then turned to the internet. In 2005 I began selling beads on eBay, and slowly but surely that has grown into a wonderful venue. I followed suit on Etsy in 2007 and found many wonderful buyers who are looking for the unusual and the interesting.

I began etching copper several years ago and was intrigued by the possibilities. In October of 2015 I began to produce a new line of etchings featuring designs from antique books as well as drawings by talented artists. Each pendant takes considerable work to create. A design is transferred to a copper blank, then etched permanently into the copper, and then there is a long process of cleaning, polishing, patinaing, and lacquering to finish each pendant, all work that I do by hand in my studio.

Fast forward to now! I try to hand-select funky and interesting semiprecious stone beads and cabs. I like to present a varied collection of items so that people have a lot to choose from.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my treasures!

You can find my beaded jewelry at https://www.etsy.com/shop/laurelmoonjewelry and my etched copper pendants at https://www.etsy.com/shop/laurelmooncopper

Shop members

  • Laurel Moon

    Owner, Curator, Photography, Shipping

    I've been creating jewelry since 1996, and selling beads shortly after that. I fell in love with vintage beads right away! They have such character and history. I love organizing them. :)

  • Mr. Moon

    Shipping

    Mr. Moon takes over when I go out of town and handles all of the shipping. He is awesome and has a heart of gold!

Local

Find laurelmoon at the following upcoming market!

  • 22nd Annual Milwaukee Bead Show
    Greenfield Community Center
    7215 W Cold Spring Rd
    GREENFIELD, WI

    Oct 21

    22nd ANNUAL MILWAUKEE BEAD SHOW - Sunday Oct 21, 2018 Greenfield Community Center 10-4 just $2.00 FREE parking. Vendors from across the mid west selling everything beady. There is also a Bead lounge so shoppers can relax between shopping, grab a bite to eat, and of course Bead!

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Tell me more about returns.

If you have a problem with anything you've purchased from me, please do not hesitate to contact me. I want you to be happy with your purchase.

I accept returns within 14 days of receipt. Buyer must notify me before shipping item(s) back. The item(s) must be in sellable condition in their original packaging. Buyer pays return shipping unless the item(s) are defective.

What happens if my package does not arrive?

First Class domestic packages generally take 3-5 days to arrive at their destination. However, keep in mind that the USPS describes the service as taking 2-10 business days (business days do not include holidays or weekends).

First Class International packages generally take 1-2 weeks to arrive at their destination. However, they sometimes can take up to a month to arrive due to Customs delays, etc.

Your best course of action in any situation where a package has not arrived is to contact your local post office first. I do not consider domestic/international packages "lost" until at least a month has passed.

Please contact me if your package is lost and I will do what I can to rectify the situation.

How are my items packaged for shipping?

I ship things securely. That means that they are shipped in a box along with packing material. I do not ship in padded envelopes unless all of the item(s) involved are metal. Shipping & handling costs cover the box(es), the packing materials, the labels, etc.

I generally ship each day Monday through Saturday, though there are exceptions such as holidays and business trips.

Why do you warn about imperfections and chips and scratches? Are your beads damaged or misdrilled?

I usually buy my beads on strands which I cut and then divide into smaller sets. (If there are any that are obviously misdrilled/broken/damaged, I usually cull those first.)

I can either

a) sell only the most perfectly drilled, unblemished, excellent quality beads and charge a higher price per bead

or

b) sell the groupings as they are and charge a lower price per bead

Some people do want perfection, but some are happy to use beads with some slight imperfections, especially if it means a lower price per bead.

I warn for chips/scratches/imperfections simply because nothing is truly perfect. This is why I try to take pictures of everything when I can. Most of the time "what you see is what you get" unless I am selling in quantity.