PickledBeads

Personalized Jewelry for Life's Special Moments

Denver, North Carolina 10029 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (1615)

PickledBeads

Personalized Jewelry for Life's Special Moments

Denver, North Carolina | 10029 Sales

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Kris

Announcement    The lead time for creation is 3-4 business days.

I specialize in memorializing special occasions with jewelry. Personalized gifts are always the best and I put my heart and soul into making something special for you.

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. FRESHWATER PEARLS cost more than Swarovski or Cultura pearls (and last forever!). I use only STERLING SILVER components, including the alphabet beads.

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 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. High Quality 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 of my items are gift packaged and ready for gift giving. I spare no expense in making sure you are proud of your gift when you present it. 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, 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 Feb 23, 2020

The lead time for creation is 3-4 business days.

I specialize in memorializing special occasions with jewelry. Personalized gifts are always the best and I put my heart and soul into making something special for you.

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. FRESHWATER PEARLS cost more than Swarovski or Cultura pearls (and last forever!). I use only STERLING SILVER components, including the alphabet beads.

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 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. High Quality 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 of my items are gift packaged and ready for gift giving. I spare no expense in making sure you are proud of your gift when you present it. 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, 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)

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About PickledBeads

Sales 10,029
On Etsy since 2009

Meet Kris

I first started making jewelry in 2003 as a fun creative outlet. My daughter was a baby and there weren't many artisans designing high-quality jewelry for children - everything was created with plastic beads, silver plated metal and just cheap looking and not made to last. After several years of perfecting my craft and researching quality suppliers, I decided to open a shop on Etsy and focus mainly on classically styled, high-quality children's jewelry. My business eventually grew to include special adult personalized items and traditional pearl wedding jewelry. There are a lot of jewelry options on Etsy these days 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, Creator, Designer

    Designing and creating jewelry since 2003. I put all of my heart and soul into creating high-quality personalized gifts that help you celebrate life's special moments ♥

Shop policies

Last updated on February 17, 2020
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.

Accepted payment methods

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 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 return fee and buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. Qualified items must be received within 14 days of receipt.

Return Conditions:
* 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
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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.

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{ 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, it 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 can 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. Prices below are for US customers.
Typical Re-stringing Charges:
Single Strand Bracelet: $15.00
Double Strand Bracelet: $25.00
Triple Strand Bracelet: $35.00
Necklace and Earring repair prices vary.
Shipping not included. Does not include replacing beads that may be missing.

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 $15 per strand which covers new materials, and shipping both ways. This applies to US customers only. Contact me if you need resizing and live outside of the US.
Payment
All credit cards are accepted. I also accept Etsy gift cards!

Cancellation of order will be accepted as long as creation has not begun on your item and if your order was not "custom".
Shipping
IMPORTANT: Priority Mail is an shipping upgrade, not a creation expedite. After the lead time for creation, allow the following transit times:

DOMESTIC SHIPPING
• Standard: 2-5 business days transit time
• Priority Mail: 2-3 business days transit time (not guaranteed by the USPS)
• Express: 1-2 business days transit time (guaranteed)

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS:
{ DUTY }: 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.

{ SLOW! } International transit from the US can be quite slow, sometimes taking 4 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 the US, there is absolutely nothing USPS can do to help me track 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 14 days post shipment date for domestic orders and 6 weeks for international orders. I can not 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 1/2" - 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.

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 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.

Since September 2012, Swarovski has modified the way they make their crystal beads and components to allow them to offer the same brilliant cuts and reflection but using a crystal glass that is greater than 99% lead-free. Even though I use these new Advanced Swarovski Crystal beads, 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.

More information

Last updated on Feb 23, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How quickly will this ship?

The lead time for creation is 3-4 business days. Please contact me if you are in a rush and I'll try my best to help.

Does the size include the extender chain?

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 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" closed on the smallest setting and will expand to 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 - 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. Most are perfectly round without any flaws - gorgeous!!

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 Swarovski. 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 Swarovski pearl earring studs as a lower price solution - but those are clearly described as faux pearls.

Gift wrapping and packaging

For an additional $3 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.

All items except necklaces will first be placed in an organza pouch. Chain necklaces are placed on a velvet necklace card. These items are then placed inside a lovely gift box and tied with ribbon. Your personal gift note will be tucked beneath the bow. Jewelry storage directions are also included. Bookmarks cannot be gift wrapped - but the free gift bags are cute :) 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)