PickledBeads

Personalized Jewelry for Life's Special Moments

Denver, North Carolina
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Announcement    Welcome to my shop where I use the highest quality components to design and handcraft durable, elegant jewelry and keychains to commemorate the special moments in life.


What makes this shop different from all the others?
1. Customer service is a priority. This is my full-time job. I work from 8am until 6pm EST Mon-Fri. Expect slower responses on nights and weekends because - life.

2. Quality components = Quality products. The BEST components are not the cheapest. You get what you pay for. On the children's jewelry, the super durable sterling silver heart-shaped lobster clasp is a very nice finishing touch. Round FRESHWATER PEARLS cost more than Swarovski or Cultura pearls (and last forever!). I use the strongest professional strength jewelry wire on the bracelets and strung necklaces. And ALL of the metal components used in jewelry are either sterling silver or 14K gold-filled (any exceptions are noted in the description of the item).

3. Experience and Perfectionism. I have been in business since 2003 and I'm an expert at my craft. I have strong relationships with my suppliers who help guide me to the highest quality components. This is one job that pays to be a perfectionist! No sloppy, hastily made products come out of my shop. Ever.

4. Gift Packaging. After you have carefully chosen the perfect gift, you want to make sure it presents itself in a way that will light up the eyes of the recipient. All my items are carefully gift packaged and ready for gift giving. The recipient will immediately recognize your gift as something special!
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I love custom requests and I can tweak the design of any of the items in my shop. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, contact me and we will work together to create the perfect piece!

Attention California Residents - Proposition 65 WARNING:

Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some crystal beads may contain lead (The crystal manufacturer that I use is the best in the industry and reformulated their products in 2012 to create lead safe crystal beads.)

Announcement

Last updated on May 18, 2022

Welcome to my shop where I use the highest quality components to design and handcraft durable, elegant jewelry and keychains to commemorate the special moments in life.


What makes this shop different from all the others?
1. Customer service is a priority. This is my full-time job. I work from 8am until 6pm EST Mon-Fri. Expect slower responses on nights and weekends because - life.

2. Quality components = Quality products. The BEST components are not the cheapest. You get what you pay for. On the children's jewelry, the super durable sterling silver heart-shaped lobster clasp is a very nice finishing touch. Round FRESHWATER PEARLS cost more than Swarovski or Cultura pearls (and last forever!). I use the strongest professional strength jewelry wire on the bracelets and strung necklaces. And ALL of the metal components used in jewelry are either sterling silver or 14K gold-filled (any exceptions are noted in the description of the item).

3. Experience and Perfectionism. I have been in business since 2003 and I'm an expert at my craft. I have strong relationships with my suppliers who help guide me to the highest quality components. This is one job that pays to be a perfectionist! No sloppy, hastily made products come out of my shop. Ever.

4. Gift Packaging. After you have carefully chosen the perfect gift, you want to make sure it presents itself in a way that will light up the eyes of the recipient. All my items are carefully gift packaged and ready for gift giving. The recipient will immediately recognize your gift as something special!
***************************************************************************************
I love custom requests and I can tweak the design of any of the items in my shop. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, contact me and we will work together to create the perfect piece!

Attention California Residents - Proposition 65 WARNING:

Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some crystal beads may contain lead (The crystal manufacturer that I use is the best in the industry and reformulated their products in 2012 to create lead safe crystal beads.)

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About PickledBeads

Sales 20,890
On Etsy since 2009

Meet Kris

When my daughter was a baby, there weren't many artisans designing high-quality jewelry for children. Everything was created with cheap looking plastic beads, silver plated metal, and fragile elastic string (the worst!). Frustrated, I began creating little baubles for her using strong, safe components and after several years of perfecting my craft and researching quality suppliers, I decided to open a shop on Etsy to offer classically styled, durable, safe, high-quality children's jewelry. My business eventually grew to include special adult personalized items and traditional pearl wedding jewelry. Now, during the pandemic, I find myself creating a lot of sympathy jewelry and keychains, which completely breaks my heart, so I put extra love into those pieces.

There are a lot of jewelry options on Etsy but this is a craft where my experience, perfectionism, commitment to quality and dedication to exceeding your expectations is absolutely required.

Pickled Beads is a funny name, huh? It came from an inside joke that my late father and I had about pickled beets. I like to think that he is looking down on me, is proud of the business I created, and happy that my kids still love their beets.

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    Owner, Designer, Maker, Photographer, And Everything In-between!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 7, 2022
Hello! Welcome to Pickled Beads Jewelry where you'll find Superior Quality Baby Bracelets, Bereavement Gifts, Name Bracelets, Personalized Keychains, Big Sister Gifts, Mother's Bracelets, Grandmother's Bracelets, Personalized Jewelry, Initial Necklaces, Unique Personalized Gifts and elegant Wedding Jewelry.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me within 5 days of receiving your package to arrange for a return on unworn/unused items.

NON-RETURNABLE ITEMS
* Personalized items with names, initials or birthstones
* Any stamped item (with an initial)
* Earrings are non-returnable (state law)
* Original shipping charges are non-refundable.

All other items are "made to order" to your specific size or details so there is a $15 per item return fee and the buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Qualified items must be received within 14 days of receipt. The return/exchange period is extended for the holidays.

Return Conditions:
* The unpersonalized item must be a standard design without any "by request"
changes made.
* Merchandise must be in the original unused condition and in original packaging.
* Merchandise must be carefully packaged in a padded envelope or sturdy box, as the product may get damaged during shipping. I cannot accept or take responsibility for goods lost, stolen, or damaged in return shipping.

Returns are processed in 3-5 business days

I strive for 100% accuracy. If a mistake of any kind is made during the creation of your item, please notify me immediately. I will work this out with you to your complete satisfaction.

{ JEWELRY CARE } The items in my shop are keepsake quality that you'll cherish forever. Here are some good, standard jewelry care and cleaning tips for your jewelry:

* DO NOT ever use silver cleaner. This will remove the black from the letters.
* To polish your silver jewelry, use a silver polishing cloth only.
* For gold-filled and freshwater pearl jewelry, if handled properly, should only
require light buffing. Buff with a soft cloth or flannel.
* Remove your jewelry when performing tasks that may cause physical damage. i.e.
cleaning, gardening, swimming, working out, etc.
* Avoid exposure to chemicals such as chlorine, bleach, ammonia, etc.
* Put jewelry on after you have applied all cosmetics, perfumes, lotions and
hairspray. These products contain chemicals that can damage your jewelry.
* Remove all jewelry when bathing.
* If the item will not be worn for several days, seal it in an airtight zip top bag.
* Do not store in the gift box or gift pouch.
* Store in a dry place (ie: not in a bathroom)

{ 30 DAY WARRANTY }
Please inspect your item carefully upon receipt. If your item becomes defective due to workmanship or defective materials, you may return your item to me within 30 days for a free repair. After 30 days, there will be a fee to repair your jewelry. Please contact me for a specific repair quote related to your situation.

Also: Please MEASURE for accurate snug wrist sizes whenever possible. When purchasing for someone else and you are unable to measure, I offer one resizing within 14 days. The fee is $22 per strand which covers new materials, and shipping both ways. This applies to US customers only. Contact me if you need resizing and are located outside of the US.
Payment
All credit cards are accepted. I also accept Etsy gift cards!
Shipping
IMPORTANT: Priority Mail is a shipping (transit speed) upgrade, not a creation expedite. After the lead time for creation, allow the following transit times:

DOMESTIC SHIPPING
• Standard: 2-7 business days transit time
• Priority Mail: 2-4 business days transit time (not guaranteed by the USPS)
• Express: 1-2 business days transit time (guaranteed)

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS:
Many countries collect VAT, duty, or tariffs on your parcel prior to releasing it to you. These charges are your responsibility and I do not have information regarding the amount or which countries will collect these taxes.

International parcels from the US take about 2-4 weeks to be received (Canada 1-2 weeks). If you have a deadline date sooner than 4 weeks from SHIP date, you may want to reconsider your purchase. Once the parcel leaves the US, there is absolutely nothing USPS can do to help me track or expedite your package.

{ ITEMS LOST BY USPS }
For items that experience postal delays, and are subsequently lost, a replacement will be shipped once the item has been lost for 30 days post shipment date for domestic orders and 8 weeks for international orders. I cannot be responsible for any parcel that is marked "delivered" per tracking. If the item is marked "delivered" but you did not receive, contact your local post office immediately.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love custom orders! Contact me with any special requests.

PLEASE NOTE: All pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical. That's the beauty of the product! Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in the photos.

Measuring Help: (I measure in US (Imperial) inches) To determine wrist size, you may wrap a string or even dental floss around the wrist and mark the length. Lay this next to a ruler or tape measure to get the size. For children, bracelet should be 3/4" larger than wrist size. Adult sizing can vary, depending on the desired movement and the bracelet design.

Directions for Storage: The items in my shop are keepsake quality that you'll cherish forever. To keep the sterling silver from tarnishing, store the item in a sealed zip top bag. Do not store in the gift bag or gift box. The best way to avoid tarnish is to wear it!

A little about the components that I use:

STERLING SILVER
Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.

HIGH-QUALITY CRYSTALS
The high-end manufacturer that I use is the best and most expensive in the business. Their quality is so far superior to other brands - you deserve the best!

BIRTHSTONE CRYSTALS
If I ever mention birthstones, these are all above mentioned^ crystals. I occasionally use actual gemstones but the description will be very clear when real gemstones are being used.

FRESHWATER PEARLS: Freshwater pearls are a kind of cultured pearl that come from freshwater mussel farms. I am picky about the quality of my freshwater pearls and only use only round or near-round pearls with high luster and a smooth finish. Pearls are a natural product and there may be the occasional bump, blemish, or not perfectly round.

GOLD-FILLED BEADS
My gold-filled beads have a layer of 14 karat gold, not just a microscopic plating. 14k gold-filled is at least 14/20th gold by weight.

Attention California Residents - Proposition 65 WARNING:

Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SUPERVISE CHILDREN WHILE THEY ARE WEARING BEADED JEWELRY. With enough force, some components may become detached and pose a choking hazard. Please do not allow children to play with beads or let them place any jewelry, charms, clasps, etc. in their mouths. Do not allow your child to sleep in beaded jewelry.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, will Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC be liable for special or consequential damages that result from the use of any item purchased from this online store. In no event shall Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC be liable for the injury, damage or expense arising from any item you purchase or receive from Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC.

CUSTOMER AGREES THAT JEWELRY CREATED BY PICKLED BEADS JEWELRY LLC IS TO BE USED UNDER ADULT SUPERVISION ONLY. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT CRYSTALS, BEADS, CHARMS AND OTHER DECORATIONS ON THE JEWELRY CREATED BY PICKLED BEADS JEWELRY, LLC MAY DETACH FROM PRODUCTS AND POSE A CHOKING RISK OR MAY BE HAZARDOUS IF SWALLOWED. CUSTOMER AGREES THAT THE USE OF SUCH PRODUCTS IS ENTIRELY AT CUSTOMER'S OWN RISK.

Feel free to ask any questions.

Privacy Policy:
Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC will not release or disclose any personal data to any person, or to another agency or company, except pursuant to a written request by or with the prior written consent of the individual to whom the record pertains. We may only release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or other's rights, property, or safety. Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC never sees any private credit card information.

Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC is in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act; we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. This website, products, and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

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Last updated on Jun 7, 2022
Frequently asked questions
How quickly will this ship?

Each item has a different lead time and I keep it updated daily - so please check the individual item you are shopping for.

Does the bracelet or necklace size include the extender chain?

The clasp and the FIRST link of the extender chain (the link closest to the beads) IS included in the measurement - that is the size on the smallest setting. Bracelets will be an additional 1/2" on their largest setting and pearl necklaces with an extender chain will be 1" larger on their largest setting. For instance, if you order a 5" bracelet - it will be 5" on the smallest setting and will expand to 5.5" on the largest setting. If you order a 16" pearl necklace, it will expand to 17".

Are the lengths in your size chart bracelet size or wrist size?

All of the lengths in any chart or drop-down menu will be the finished bracelet or necklace size, on the smallest setting.

What do you mean by wrist size?

When you measure for wrist size, measure somewhat tightly around the wrist bone. Do not measure loosely - there should be zero slack. You will add 3/4" (for children) to the true wrist size to determine their bracelet size. For adults, each bracelet listing has specific sizing help. Please read the Description for each bracelet to determine how much to add to the wrist circumference.

Do you use real pearls?

Yes! ALL of the white pearl jewelry in my shop is made with very high quality cultured freshwater pearls.

I also use purply pink, blue and coral freshwater pearls that have been dyed. These pearls are used as charms and are more organic in nature and not perfectly round.

The light pink pearls, however, are made by Sw@r0\/ski. They have a crystal core with a pearl like coating. They are very pretty but not as durable as real pearls.

I have also added Sw@r0\/ski pearl earring studs as a lower price solution - but those are clearly described as faux pearls.

Gift wrapping and packaging

For an additional $4 fee, you will receive my premium gift packaging. This is perfect when shipping directly to the gift recipient. After you click "Add to cart", you'll need to check the "Is this a Gift?" box to see the Gift Wrap option. Use the "Add Gift Message" to add your personal message.

Your item will be placed inside a gift box and tied with satin ribbon. Your personal message will be printed on card stock and tucked beneath the bow. Jewelry storage directions are also included. There will be no receipt.

I ran out of typing space in the personalization box! What do I do?

No worries. If you need more space, go ahead and click "Add to Cart" and you'll see a box that says "Add a note to PickledBeads". You can type more there. I will contact you if I have any questions - so be sure to use an email address or phone number that you check regularly.

Does your sterling silver tarnish?

With proper care, sterling silver is very durable. The more you wear it, the less tarnish will develop.
{ JEWELRY CARE }
*If the item will not be worn for several days, seal it in an airtight zip top bag. Do not store in the gift box or gift pouch.
*To polish your silver jewelry, use a silver polishing cloth to buff away the tarnish. Do not use a liquid or paste.
*Remove jewelry when performing tasks that may cause physical damage. i.e. cleaning, gardening, swimming, working out, etc.
*Avoid exposure to chemicals like chlorine, bleach, etc.
*Put all jewelry on after you have applied makeup, perfume, lotion and hairspray. These products can contain chemicals that can damage your jewelry.
*Store in a dry place (ie: not a bathroom)

Can I include a gift note when shipping directly to the recipient?

Absolutely! After you click "Add to Cart", you'll see "Is this order a gift?". Click that and you'll then see a box to type your gift message. Please do not use emojis, use only the space allotted, and be sure to include who it's from. The message will be printed on regular paper and included with your gift. Do not use the "Notes to Seller" box to type your gift message. Only use the Gift Message box please.

What is your return policy?

Please contact me within 5 days of receiving your package to arrange for a return on unworn/unused items.

NON-RETURNABLE ITEMS
* Personalized items with names, initials or birthstones
* Any stamped item (with an initial)
* Earrings are non-returnable (state law)
* Original shipping charges are non-refundable.

All other items are "made to order" to your specific size or details so there is a $15 per item return fee and buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Qualified items must be received within 14 days of receipt. The return/exchange period is extended for the holidays.