Handmade Beaded Jewelry and Accessories

York, Pennsylvania

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Last updated on Jul 28, 2019

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About playnwithbeads

Sales 119
On Etsy since 2008

Handmade beaded jewelry and accessories.

I’ve enjoyed being creative and making things for as far back as I can remember. I started doing embroidery when I was in college but I always picked large pieces that took forever to finish. I found that beaded jewelry was faster to make and I soon fell in love with freeform peyote. No patterns, no counting- just pick some pretty colored beads and start beading. I enjoy taking classes to learn new skills but I rarely follow patterns. I have a personal challenge to myself to just take the raw materials I have on hand and try to create something that is pretty and useful.

I started making eco-friendly crafts by using recycled raw materials. My ribbon skirts, made from ribbon scraps, are my most popular items at the craft shows I do. I also make Scrappie ornaments out of recycled popcorn and cookie tins and various other recycled metal. I’m always picking up interesting “trash” from the streets. My Beadustrial jewelry is made from pieces of hardware and beads.

Everything in both my Etsy shops is handmade by me. My “studio” is our guest room/studio. I do a lot of packing up and putting away supplies because someone is coming to visit. With little projects tucked all over our house I can keep busy crafting regardless of where I’m at. I even do beading in the car.

My other shop has my recycled crafts-
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Shop members

  • Dawn

    Owner, Designer, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on January 11, 2016
I am trying to be "green" and help the environment by recycling gently used boxes and packaging. If you would like a new box with your purchase please let me know when you place your order.

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Accepted payment methods

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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: 21 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 and exchange details
If you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me within 7 days of receipt. A refund for the cost of the item only will be given after the item is returned to me at your expense.

If an item is damaged when received please send me a picture of the damaged item and I will determine whether a repair or replacement is needed.
I accept Paypal, Credit Cards, and Etsy Gift Cards.
6% sales tax will be added to PA sales.
Orders will be shipped within 3 business days, after payment is received- unless the order is a custom order that requires a longer processing time. All orders will be shipped First Class unless otherwise stated in the item description. I will refund any excess shipping charges over $2.00

On international orders the customer is responsible for all duties and taxes.

Please let me know if you want your package insured and I will add the additional fee to your invoice.
Additional policies and FAQs
All custom orders require a deposit of 50% of the purchase price.