artisanbeadsplus

Artisan Beads Plus

New York, United States · 2879 Sales

artisanbeadsplus

Artisan Beads Plus

New York, United States 2879 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2055)

Announcement   Thank-you for stopping my little bead and jewelry shop. If you are local, my jewelry can also be found at Gallery 54 in Skaneateles and Cinch Art Space in Cortland. Everything you see here was 100% hand-crafted by me. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message. Thanks!! MaryAnn

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 19, 2016

Thank-you for stopping my little bead and jewelry shop. If you are local, my jewelry can also be found at Gallery 54 in Skaneateles and Cinch Art Space in Cortland. Everything you see here was 100% hand-crafted by me. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message. Thanks!! MaryAnn

MaryAnn Carroll

Contact shop owner

MaryAnn Carroll

View all 30 items

About

Forever Shifting Gears

I first discovered Etsy back in 2008, a couple of years after my jewelry creating began. At first, I was pretty clueless as to what to do in terms of selling anything. I had started a website http://artisanbeadsplus.com, which still exists, but was not practical for selling.

My jewelry making eventually led me to creating beads. I started off creating earthenware, and graduated to porcelain. I also have the opportunity three to four times a year to create wood-fired beads. That is a very unique opportunity since there are limited wood-fire kilns in the US and I happen to have an artist husband who built one on our land http://splitfirepottery.com.

From my ceramic bead making, I shifted into enameling beads, which is also something I love to do. I am an artist who stays interested and motivated by switching it up every now that then. That is why you will find a variety of items in my shop.

Related websites-

SHOP
http://etsy.com/shop/artisanbeadsplus

BEADS AND JEWELRY GALLERY
http://artisanbeadsplus.com

FACEBOOK
http://facebook.com/splitfirepotteryandartisanbeadsplus

WOOD-FIRED POTTERY
http://etsy.com/shop/splitfirepottery

FOLLOW OUR LMAJ GROUP BLOG:
http://lovemyartjewelry.blogspot.com

Tweet
Shop members
  • MaryAnn Carroll

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have been creating beads since 2008. You will find stoneware, porcelain, wood-fired and enameled beads. My wood-fired beads are very rare. Just search for wood-fire beads online to see for yourself! Learn more at http://artisanbeadsplus.com.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
I believe in quality. I am very conscientious about everything that I make. My wish is for the buyers to open their package after it arrives home and be thrilled with what they have purchased. I charge fair prices for the time and effort that I put into my bead making and jewelry making. I hope that when you receive your beads, you will agree.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept paypal, personal check or money order. If payment is not made on the same day or arrangements made on the same day, I will attempt to convo you to work something out. If I don't hear back from you within 3 days, I will cancel the order. Thanks.
Shipping
SHIPPING TIMES: Due to the fact that I close up shop at 9pm Eastern Standard Time to package beads for next day shipping, anything ordered after that will go out the following day. I use the paypal service for shipping unless it is an international order. I strive to get my orders out as quickly as possible.

INTERNATIONAL: I will refund any significant overcharges after I ship your item. I am finding that I can't really average any overseas shipping as I can in the US. I'm sorry for any inconvenience.

RECEIPTS: If you need a printed receipt, please convo me with that request. I am trying to cut down on the amount of ink and paper (being green) that I'm using. Thanks.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind everything that I make. I have not had any complaints so far :O) That doesn't mean that it can never happen. For that reason, please let me know if you are unhappy with your purchase and I will refund your money or exchange for beads at an equal value. I ask that shipping costs be covered by the buyer. Thanks!
Additional policies and FAQs
To the best of my knowledge there is no lead in any of the glazes that I use. I mainly use commercial glazes sold by Mayco and Coyote. On occasion, I purchase glazes made in a ceramics supplier in Syracuse, New York who has told me that they are lead free. I do not purchase glazes that list lead.

With all that said, please remember that beads are not intended for children. It's not uncommon for children as old as 14 to put the necklace parts (ie. pendant) that they are wearing in their mouths. As a middle school teacher for 20 years I've witnessed girls and boys putting necklace parts in their mouths while in class. Please keep that in mind when purchasing any jewelry for children.

Thank-you.