laurelmoon

Laurel Moon Beads Cabochons and Semiprecious Stone

Michigan, United States · 5775 Sales

laurelmoon

Laurel Moon Beads Cabochons and Semiprecious Stone

Michigan, United States 5775 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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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/ . Thank you!

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Last updated on Apr 27, 2016

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/ . Thank you!

Laurel Moon

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Laurel Moon

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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.

Nowadays I buy vintage whenever I can, and I also 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!

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  • 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!

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