Beader's Secret Supplies, eye-catching pearls and gems

Portland, Oregon · 5153 Sales


Beader's Secret Supplies, eye-catching pearls and gems

Portland, Oregon 5153 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Beader's Secret Thread and Supplies, Eye-catching Pearls and Gems

Where DOES it all start? In my busy home studio where luminous pearls, organic gemstones and Beader's Secret thread find each other with a little help from me. Matchmaker~that's my role.

Beader's Secret thread evolved in 2011 (I was stringing professionally) when searching for a thread stronger than silk but offering a wide choice of colors. This thread is a favorite of professional knotters/stringers as well as those learning to knot. My work with jewelry came after decades of practical experience and extensive formal University training: analyzing fabric, fibers and threads, studying design, clothing construction, tailoring and sewing professionally. This side of the business has grown to include premier quality knotting and stringing supplies-needles, french wire (gimp) and PowerPro braided line.

Whether knotting pearls into long ropes or wire wrapping simple, balanced pieces of jewelry, my goal is to engage you and hope you find a piece to compliment your collection.

Luminous pearls and organic gemstones have a magnetic appeal, enchanting the eye with their subtle colors, glowing from within, holding us spellbound by slight differences, as only gifts from Mother Nature can.

The dark charcoal/black patina on sterling silver chain and findings is hand applied and polished. The contrast with pearls and gemstones looks informal, shiny and rich, too, quite different from the oxidation of tarnished silver.

Custom knotting, restringing and restyling available by request.

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  • Patricia Saab

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    "Mother Nature is the Original Artist." Her inspiring textures and colors are everywhere in the beautiful NW states of Washington and Oregon, evolving into whimsical, sentimental, boutique-style jewelry, with lustrous pearls and organic gems.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 21, 2017
What will you find here that "speaks" to you? Mostly bold jewelry in adjustable and longer lengths, unique pearls and gems! Updated classics, well-made jewelry, comfortable to wear, one-of-a-kind pieces, hand knotted or wire wrapped by me, expressing your style and personality.

Complimentary gift wrap available, just mention it in "message to seller" when you check out!
BEADER'S SECRET SUPPLIES, thread, french wire, powerpro, needles available here for your stringing, beading, knotting needs!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
RETURNS: Please notify me within 7 days of receiving your item(s) so I will know to expect the return. Buyer pays return shipping with tracking and insurance. Upon receipt of the returned item in original condition, I will issue the refund, minus original shipping fee.

DIY STRANDS, both pearl and gemstone may also be returned if they have not been altered. Please follow the above policy to notify me of the return.

CUSTOM ORDERS, customized or altered jewelry pieces are not returnable, but I will work with you to be sure you are satisfied.
PayPal, Credit Card through PayPal or Etsy Checkout are accepted at this time, thank you. Layaway available for large purchases. Please contact me with other requests.
UNITED STATES: Items ship USPS first class with tracking or more rarely USPS priority mail with tracking and signature confirmation. I've found that first class, in most cases, is almost as fast as priority mail. If the actual shipping is less than the amount paid by more than $1.00, I promptly refund the difference.

COMBINED SHIPPING: Small cards/bobbins of thread $0.10 (10 cents) each additional, no shipping charge when needles are ordered as an additional purchase.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Costs are as specified on each listing. Please understand I have no way of knowing what duties or taxes you might be charged. Costs for international priority or express vary, but can be added at your request.

Additional policies and FAQs
I am delighted to consider custom orders!