PickledBeads

Personalized Jewelry . Handcrafted . Superior Quality

Charlotte, North Carolina · 5625 Sales

PickledBeads

Personalized Jewelry . Handcrafted . Superior Quality

Charlotte, North Carolina 5625 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1078)

Shop owner

Kris

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Announcement   Lead time for the creation of most items is 2-3 business days - Monday-Friday.

TRANSIT TIMES: Standard U.S. shipping takes 2-5 days transit. Priority Mail (2-3 days TRANSIT after creation) is available at checkout. Purchasing Priority Mail does not expedite the creation of your order (it just helps the USPS get it there faster!) INTERNATIONAL shipping to Canada and other countries can take 2-6 weeks.

I specialize in memorializing special occasions with jewelry! Personalized gifts are always the best!

What makes this shop different from all the others?
1. Customer service is a priority. This is my full-time job. I work from 7am until 5pm EST Mon-Fri. Most nights and weekends too - but expect slower responses on nights and weekends since I'm trying to enjoy some family time :)

2. Quality components = Quality products. The BEST components are not the cheapest. You get what you pay for. On the children's jewelry, the durable sterling silver heart shaped lobster clasp is a very nice finishing touch and the sterling extender chain on every bracelet is substantial enough to withstand a toddler's tugs. FRESHWATER PEARLS cost more than Swarovski or Cultura pearls (and last forever!). I use only STERLING SILVER components, including the soft-edged alphabet beads.

3. Experience and Perfectionism. I have been in business since 2003 and I am an expert at my craft. I have strong relationships with my suppliers who help guide me to the strongest, 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. Deluxe Packaging. After you have carefully chosen the perfect gift, you want to make sure it arrives intact and presents itself in a way that will light up the eyes of the recipient. All of my bracelets and key chains are placed in an organza gift bag. Necklaces and earrings are placed on sturdy display cards. These are then tucked inside a high-quality gift box with my logo. The gift box is then tied with ribbon and placed in a strong corrugated shipping BOX so that the gift box is protected. I spare no expense in making sure you are proud of your gift when you present it. The recipient will immediately recognize this gift is 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, just contact me.

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 Swarovski crystals may contain lead (Swarovski has been creating lead safe beads since 2012)

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 6, 2017

Lead time for the creation of most items is 2-3 business days - Monday-Friday.

TRANSIT TIMES: Standard U.S. shipping takes 2-5 days transit. Priority Mail (2-3 days TRANSIT after creation) is available at checkout. Purchasing Priority Mail does not expedite the creation of your order (it just helps the USPS get it there faster!) INTERNATIONAL shipping to Canada and other countries can take 2-6 weeks.

I specialize in memorializing special occasions with jewelry! Personalized gifts are always the best!

What makes this shop different from all the others?
1. Customer service is a priority. This is my full-time job. I work from 7am until 5pm EST Mon-Fri. Most nights and weekends too - but expect slower responses on nights and weekends since I'm trying to enjoy some family time :)

2. Quality components = Quality products. The BEST components are not the cheapest. You get what you pay for. On the children's jewelry, the durable sterling silver heart shaped lobster clasp is a very nice finishing touch and the sterling extender chain on every bracelet is substantial enough to withstand a toddler's tugs. FRESHWATER PEARLS cost more than Swarovski or Cultura pearls (and last forever!). I use only STERLING SILVER components, including the soft-edged alphabet beads.

3. Experience and Perfectionism. I have been in business since 2003 and I am an expert at my craft. I have strong relationships with my suppliers who help guide me to the strongest, 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. Deluxe Packaging. After you have carefully chosen the perfect gift, you want to make sure it arrives intact and presents itself in a way that will light up the eyes of the recipient. All of my bracelets and key chains are placed in an organza gift bag. Necklaces and earrings are placed on sturdy display cards. These are then tucked inside a high-quality gift box with my logo. The gift box is then tied with ribbon and placed in a strong corrugated shipping BOX so that the gift box is protected. I spare no expense in making sure you are proud of your gift when you present it. The recipient will immediately recognize this gift is 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, just contact me.

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 Swarovski crystals may contain lead (Swarovski has been creating lead safe beads since 2012)

Kris

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1078)
delewis621

delewis621 on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

I was initially surprised by the size of the bracelet (it looked a bit more substantial online) and wondered if it would fit. it fit perfectly and our Mother/Grandmother loved it.

Brittany Buchanio

Brittany Buchanio on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

I love the necklace that was made for my niece's baptism!! And it shipped to me within the week I ordered it. I am extremely happy with this purchase!

swseaborn1

swseaborn1 on Jun 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

The necklace was perfect for my 9 year old granddaughter's first communion. It added a nice classic touch. The necklace arrived on time and was nicely packaged. I didn't even have to wrap it!

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About

Meet Kris

I first started making jewelry in 2003 after "retiring" from 10 years in a highly stressful corporate sales environment. Jewelry design started out as my creative outlet/hobby with adult personalized items that I created as gifts, but as my baby girl got older, I started creating little things for her and realized that there weren't many artisans designing high quality jewelry for children. In 2009, I decided to open a shop on Etsy as a full time job and focus mainly on classically styled children's jewelry. (Back then - there were only 2 of us creating jewelry for children on Etsy!!) I still love the special adult personalized items, too...since that's where it all began.

Pickled Beads is a funny name, huh? It came from an inside joke that my late father and I had about pickled beets. Naming my business after a "play on words" that reminds me of Dad means a great deal. I like to think that he is looking down on me and is proud of my little shop (and happy that I'm putting my Business degree to good use).

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  • Kris

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Designing and creating jewelry since 2003. This started as a creative outlet and way to work from home while still spending quality time with my family. My business has grown a lot since those simple days and I'm so thankful ♥

Shop policies

Last updated on June 6, 2017
Lead time for the creation of most items is 2-3 business days. Rosaries or items made with non-birthstone colors may require more time.

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

Free Deluxe Gift Packaging!! All items are placed in a lovely jewelry gift box with my logo on the outside and then tied with coordinating ribbon. (Bracelets are first placed in a pretty organza gift bag.) Multiple purchases will be placed in one gift box unless otherwise requested. I'm happy to ship your order directly to the gift recipient and include a free gift note. Just let me know!

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
All credit cards are accepted. I also accept Etsy gift cards! Sales tax of 6.75% is added to orders shipped to North Carolina.

Cancellation of order will be accepted as long as creation has not begun on your item and if your order was not "custom".
Shipping
Lead time for the creation of most items is 2-3 business days. Rosaries or items made with non-birthstone colors may require more time.

IMPORTANT: Priority Mail is a shipping upgrade, not a creation expedite. After the lead time for creation, Standard Shipping is 2-4 days transit (US), Mon-Sat. Priority Mail within the US is 2-3 business transit days and is available at checkout.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS:
{ DUTY }: Many countries collect 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 other countries will collect these taxes.

{ SLOW! } International transit from the US is quite slow, sometimes taking 4-6 weeks to be received. If you have a deadline date sooner than 4 weeks from SHIP date, you may want to reconsider your purchase. Once the parcel leaves my hands, there is absolutely nothing the USPS can do to help me track your package. I am not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged packages.

{ INSURANCE }
Amount for Merchandise Insurance Coverage Desired
Covers $ 0.01 to $50 Price is $2.40
50.01 to 100 Price is $2.95
100.01 to 200 Price is $3.65
200.01 to 300 Price is $4.70
300.01 to 400 Price is $5.85
For example: if you are ordering $150 worth of merchandise, it will cost you $3.65 to insure the shipment. Priority Shipping includes $100 worth of merchandise coverage at no extra charge.
If insurance is not purchased, I cannot be responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be tickled with your Pickled Beads Jewelry purchase. If for some reason you are not completely happy, please contact me. Returns must be made within 14 days of receipt. Due to the personalized nature of the items, you will receive a store credit for your returned merchandise. The shipping and handling charge is not refundable and you are responsible for return shipping.

Conditions:
* Merchandise must be in the original condition. Used items will not be accepted.
* 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 or damaged in return shipping.

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 } Many of 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 zip top bag. Do not store in the gift bag or gift box for extended periods of time. The best way to avoid tarnish is to wear it!

{ 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. Prices below are for US customers.
Typical Re-stringing Charges:
Single Strand Bracelet: $15.00
Double Strand Bracelet: $20.00
Triple Strand Bracelet: $30.00
Necklace and Earring repair prices vary.
Shipping not included.

Also: Please measure for accurate wrist sizes whenever possible. The sizing chart is the "average" size, but not every child is average in size. I do offer ONE "free" resizing within 30 days. All I ask for is $5 which covers shipping and handling. Maximum additional length added will be 1". If I add over 1" to any bracelet, restringing charges will apply. This applies to US customers only. Contact me if you need resizing and live outside of the US.
Additional policies and FAQs
Lead time for the creation of most items is 2-3 business days. Rosaries or items made with non-birthstone colors may require more time.

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 1/2" - 3/4" larger than wrist size. Adult sizing can vary 1" to 1 1/4" larger, depending on the desired movement.

Directions for Storage: Many of 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 zip top bag. Do not store in the gift bag or gift box for extended periods of time. 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.

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS
Genuine "Strauss" crystal from Swarovski of Austria. These are more expensive than other crystal types and have the best sparkle.

BIRTHSTONE CRYSTALS
If I ever mention birthstones, these are all Swarovski Crystals. I occasionally use actual gemstones but the description will be very clear when gemstones are being used.

FRESHWATER PEARLS: Freshwater pearls are a kind of cultured pearl that come from freshwater mussels. I am picky about the quality of my freshwater pearls and only use only round pearls with high luster and a smooth finish. Pearls are a natural product and there may be the occasional bump or blemish.

GOLD-FILLED BEADS
My gold-filled beads have a layer of 14 karat gold, not just a microscopic film. 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.

There had been a lot of discussion about the lead found in Swarovski crystals. In 2012, Swarovski began creating Advanced Crystal Beads, which are considered lead safe. Even though I use Advanced Swarovski Crystal beads, IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SUPERVISE CHILDREN WHILE THEY ARE WEARING BEADED CRYSTAL 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 or inability to use the materials from this online store. In no event shall Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC be liable for the injury, damage or expense arising from any materials 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. Please see PayPal's privacy policy when paying by credit card.

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.

More information

Last updated on Jun 21, 2017
Frequently asked questions

How quickly will this ship?

Lead time for most items is 2-3 business days - Monday thru Friday. Rosaries, special orders or non-birthstone colors may also require more time.

Does the size include the extender chain?

No. Bracelets will be an additional 1/2" on their largest setting and necklaces that include 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 5.5" on the largest setting.

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. You will add 3/4" (for children) to the true wrist circumference to determine the bracelet size. For adults, each bracelet listing has specific sizing help. Please read the details for each bracelet to determine how much to add to the wrist circumference.

What is the most important data required to place an order?

Your email address!!! 80% of orders are submitted without all of the personalization information I need to complete the order. If I don't have a way to quickly contact you to fill in the blanks - your order cannot ship. I do not use your email address for any other purposes. To avoid issues, simply follow the "How To Order" instructions listed in the details of each item.

Do you use real pearls?

Yes! ALL of the white pearl jewelry is made with very high quality real freshwater pearls. The pearl stud earrings are saltwater pearls. I also use purply pink, blue and coral freshwater pearls that have been dyed. The light pink pearls, however, are Swarovski crystal pearls.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I can ship directly to the gift recipient and include a gift note from you. Use the "Add a note to PickledBeads" box at checkout to tell me what the gift should say. Each item comes in an elegant jewelry gift box tied with ribbon.