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Susan Luce

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Susan Luce


My passion for beads

I started my shop in 2009 after a close friend of mine (a seasoned Etsy seller) gave me a push to join this fast moving, inspiring website known today as Etsy. My friend and I together shared vendor spaces at Street Fairs all over Manhattan in the 90's, prior to becoming Etsy sellers.

Over a 13 year period living in NYC, I combed the Chelsea Flea Markets most weekends searching to uncover vintage beads or necklaces that I could pull apart and use in my own interpretive jewelry pieces. What developed from all of those vintage beads I collected over time, was a line of jewelry that is
feminine and delicate in flavor.

In the 90's I made my way to Venice, Italy where I fell in-love with Venetian glass beads. I think the bead collection I purchased on the island of Murano weighed more than my original luggage over. (that might be a slight exaggeration, or was it merely wishful thinking?) I have been designing jewelry from Venetian glass beads since then.

Leading up to today...Many, many craft shows, here in Vermont (where I reside now) and many, many one-of-a-kind pieces deigned from my vast collection of beads. And still through it all, I love what I do and hope to continue for many years to come. My studio, which is the top floor of my house, is what "calls" me out of slumber each morning.
The sun coming in from the skylights, my cats along side me, VPR on the radio, surrounded by beads and's the closest thing to heaven that I can think of.

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2013
Welcome to my Etsy Jewelry shop. Here you will find jewelry designed and made by me. Whenever possible I like to use vintage beads in my creations. I like combining these vintage beads with the very best beads of the present. Many pieces will be One-Of-A-Kind. When you purchase from my shop you will receive your pieces uniquely packaged and tucked into a complimentary gift box, ready to give as gift or to keep for your very own self.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
It is my goal to have satisfied buyers; I want you to feel happy about your experience shopping in my Etsy store. If you are unhappy with your purchase or your item arrives damaged, let me know as soon as possible and I will do what I can to make it right. If I can make the same piece again (not always possible with vintage beads), I will. If I can't replace your item, I will refund your purchase through PayPal, or by check (if you made your purchase by check).
I accept payment through PayPal and Personal checks. Orders through PayPal will be shipped out within 1-2 business days of receipt. For Personal checks, I will ship your order out within 1-2 business days of check clearing through the bank.
I generally ship using First class mail. If you need your order quicker, I am happy to upgrade to Priority Mail for an extra 3-6 dollars, depending size and weight of package. For more details, feel free to send me a Convo.