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Rachel Baron

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Rachel Baron

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About

Support Handmade!

My journey to the love of handmade started many moons ago when I started making jewelry with whatever I could find at craft stores that I thought was pretty--and cheap. When I got into using lampwork beads, I thought it was just to be expected that one or two on a strand would be cracked, or a couple of raised designs would come off...and that they would be coated in dust.

When I took my first lampwork class, I realized that I had been using sub-standard materials! Properly made lampwork should be durable and beautiful! Since that time, I have worked to educate myself about the quality of mass-produced components--some are good, many are not.

I've learned that supporting other handmade artists also helps the local economies by keeping money in the hands of individuals and families--not corporations. I try to use artisan-made components when possible, whether made by myself or another talented individual!

Treat yourself to a piece of jewelry or beads that are handmade by an artist--there is something much more magical and meaningful about holding something that was created out of vision and passion, than in a factory.

Shop members

  • Rachel Baron

    Owner, Designer

    I have been making my own jewelry since about 1997. In 1999, I took a lampworking class, and have been making my own lampwork beads every since. I am a strong supporter of the handmade movement, and try to use handmade components whenever possible!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 28, 2011
Thank you for checking out my Etsy shop! I am a glass artist who has been making her own lampwork beads for over 6 years. I strongly believe in the handmade movement as one that supports local artisans--not mass-produced imports from Asia being re-sold by someone who lives in the US.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will be happy to issue a refund for the purchase price, minus shipping, as long as you contact me about the refund within 2 weeks of your receipt of the item. (This date is established according to postal records).
Payment
I happily accept Paypal, credit cards (through Paypal, but you don't need a Paypal account to use this option), postal money orders & cashier's/bank checks.
Shipping
I ship my beads in protective mailers, and always wrap them in additional bubble wrap to protect them. I try to ship within 48 hours of receiving payment. If there is any type of delay, I will let you know ASAP.