Meredithbead

unique handcrafted jewelry gems pearl crystal feather

Placentia, California · 438 Sales

Meredithbead

unique handcrafted jewelry gems pearl crystal feather

Placentia, California 438 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(168)

Announcement   One size never fits all! Neither does one style.

Meredithbead is about creativity and expression, individuality and celebration. My jewelry is unique, and so are you!

Lovingly created and meticulously constructed, my handcrafted jewelry features semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearl, Austrian Swarovski crystal, feathers, wire, glass, wood and anything else that strikes my fancy. Designs range from high fashion to ethnic fusion. I never run out of ideas -- just time.

Special orders gladly taken. Longer, shorter, different gemstones, different color, different center bead, different matching earrings, different earring findings, different hooks, different metals, matching bracelet, different matching bracelet -- did I leave anything out? Convo me! All earrings can be changed to non-pierced, clip or screw-back, no extra charge.

Items are shipped from California, USA. International orders welcome!

If you're new to Etsy, please read this tutorial on purchasing:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339?ref=help_search_result

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Visit my second shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/meredithbead2 for items $30 and under!
A third shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/UpcycleVintageJewels offers upcycled and vintage jewelry, geekery, and hand-painted vintage.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 8, 2016

One size never fits all! Neither does one style.

Meredithbead is about creativity and expression, individuality and celebration. My jewelry is unique, and so are you!

Lovingly created and meticulously constructed, my handcrafted jewelry features semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearl, Austrian Swarovski crystal, feathers, wire, glass, wood and anything else that strikes my fancy. Designs range from high fashion to ethnic fusion. I never run out of ideas -- just time.

Special orders gladly taken. Longer, shorter, different gemstones, different color, different center bead, different matching earrings, different earring findings, different hooks, different metals, matching bracelet, different matching bracelet -- did I leave anything out? Convo me! All earrings can be changed to non-pierced, clip or screw-back, no extra charge.

Items are shipped from California, USA. International orders welcome!

If you're new to Etsy, please read this tutorial on purchasing:
https://www.etsy.com/help/article/339?ref=help_search_result

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Visit my second shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/meredithbead2 for items $30 and under!
A third shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/UpcycleVintageJewels offers upcycled and vintage jewelry, geekery, and hand-painted vintage.

Meredith Laskow

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Meredith Laskow

Pewter Hamsa earrings with gemstone
Pewter Hamsa earrings with gemstone
$15.00
Chinese coin prosperity bracelet red beads
Chinese coin prosperity bracelet red beads
$18.00
mother-of-pearl seashell peach pearl earrings
mother-of-pearl seashell peach pearl earrings
$30.00
Kuan Yin Heart Earrings gemstone
Kuan Yin Heart Earrings gemstone
$15.00
Bone or black horn Goddess Chinese coin earrings
Bone or black horn Goddess Chinese coin earrings
$16.00
Tree of Life earrings pewter, obsidian, amber
Tree of Life earrings pewter, obsidian, amber
$24.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(168)
Julien Bugada

Julien Bugada on Feb 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase
anneward224

anneward224 on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

The earrings are beautiful and I know my sister will love them. They arrived very quickly and with a coupon towards a future purchase.

Mary N. Brust

Mary N. Brust on Nov 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

I love these earrings!! They are so full of light and color. Arrived safely today. Thank you.

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About

Art is life.

I start from the center and work out.

When I create jewelry, I start from the center — a beautiful pendant, unique beads, a design template — and spiral out to the finished product. I add more — beads, colors, details — until the piece radiates a calming beauty. I don’t always know what an item of jewelry will look like when I begin assembling components, but I start from the center and trust that my aesthetic instinct will follow the path that the beads need to take.

I start from the center and work out.

When I write poetry or essays, I start from the center — an emotion, an event, an idea — and let the words wrap around the core until they say what I need to. My writing process is similar to creating jewelry — I’m not afraid to embellish when it furthers the logical conclusion, and equally not fearful of removing elements that detract from the intrinsic design.

I start from the center and work out.

For seven years I taught a free weekly exercise class for breast cancer survivors, as my way of giving back to the community. Our community is the next layer out from self.

I start from the center — my heart, my soul — and work outwards, to create art, to describe my world, to touch the people around me.

— a radical concept for someone who spent most of her life standing on the periphery and yearning for an inner circle that seemed so far away.

I start from the center and work out.
An epiphany, almost.

The journey home.

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Shop members

  • Meredith Karen Laskow

    Owner, Designer, Expert Jeweler

    Old hippie Renaissance woman -- poet, artist, essayist, designer, jeweler, philosopher, spiritual being and unrepentant nerd girl.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 31, 2014
My jewelry carries a lifetime guarantee on labor and normal wear-and-tear. That means — if an earwire breaks, or a cord frays 5 years from now — if you care enough to mail it back to me, I care enough to make it right.

All of my gemstones are natural, not reconstituted, and undyed, except for opals which are laboratory-grown. Pearls are real freshwater, but bronze and green colors are dyed. Pearl colors are stable. No mystery-metal earwires. If an items says “sterling” (or whatever) then all metal components are made of that metal unless stated otherwise.

One of the great lessons of life is: One size DOES NOT fit all. Unless an item is described as “one-of-a-kind” — in which case no changes are possible — my jewelry comes in whatever size you are.

Most designs can be made with a different color crystal or gemstone, or with another center bead.

Gold-filled is more expensive than sterling. Other changes may or may not incur additional charges.

Please convo!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
If you don't pay for your item within one week, the sale will be canceled and the item relisted.
Shipping
Shipping is based on weight and actual postage costs (including supplies.) Insurance and/or priority mail are also available, but please convo me first so I can change the shipping price to include these options.

If you're purchasing items from both my shops on the same day, please include this in "notes to seller" so I can mail all items together and give you the shipping discount! After both orders are paid for, I'll issue a refund through Paypal for the difference.

International orders welcome! I ship via USPS (United States Postal Service.)

If you live in an extremely remote area, yak delivery will incur an additional surcharge. Contact Express-Yaks-R-Us for further details.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for any reason you don't like it, send it back. Full refund will be issued for the item, but not postage. If you wish to exchange, I'll pay postage (from my end) for the second item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Alchemy and custom requests -- Just write! I'm easy to work with :-)

All items created in a smoke-free environment.