riskybeads

Personalized Jewelry / Personalized Accessories

North Carolina, United States · 30694 Sales

riskybeads

Personalized Jewelry / Personalized Accessories

North Carolina, United States 30694 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   ♥ PRODUCTION TIME = 5 BUSINESS DAYS for orders to leave our studio. ♥ Rush orders are available in your cart. ♥ Please read the entire listing before purchasing so you know how to order. Thanks!
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Last updated on Jun 14, 2016

♥ PRODUCTION TIME = 5 BUSINESS DAYS for orders to leave our studio. ♥ Rush orders are available in your cart. ♥ Please read the entire listing before purchasing so you know how to order. Thanks!
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Lori

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A volleyball keychain bulk order is dressed up and ready to ship out! Contact us about your senior athletes today!
Our volleyball team key chains are in season right now! They make great team gifts - coaches included. smile
These new pewter blanks are the perfect canvas for our rustic date necklace, and are perfect for men, too! What a great way to let him keep a special date (anniversary, sobriety, graduation, etc.) close to his heart.
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Welcome to my brain. You're in the gift shop.

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Current production time is 5 BUSINESS DAYS to ship out.
Rush orders are available in your cart. A rush order ships in 2 biz days vs. 5.
PLEASE read the item details for all ordering info.
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Hi, I'm Lori, the owner and designer behind Risky Beads. My interest in jewelry making began by accident. Years ago, a friend of mine was in town, and we decided to go spend a beautiful October day in Chapel Hill, NC, home of my alma mater. We ate lunch and then wandered into a bead store. We knew nothing about making jewelry save what we thought we knew. We spent over three hours in that store, drove the thirty minutes back home, and decided to start making all of the marvelous things we’d pictured in our heads. Even though we had no clue what we were doing, we had an absolute blast. The fruits of our labors that day weren’t exactly phenomenal, but we were utterly stoked about the very real chance of reaching our delusional potential. We went back to that store the next day. My friend flew home that Sunday, satisfied with her crafty indulgence. But I wasn’t. I kept going. And going. And going.

Risky Beads, accessories with issues, started out as stories told through bead work--featuring The Leftovers Series, Death of a Snowman, and the misadventures of Little Red Riding Hood. It continues today with hundreds of hand stamped sentiments and growing--from the personal to the tongue-in-cheek. You can find custom gifts for everyone on your list--him, her, and your furry friends.

As of June 2013, we are a 2-3 person operation!

We've also opened a second shop devoted to all things BDSM & Fetish. It's called...The Twisted Screw. Visit here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thetwistedscrew

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  • Lori Ward

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I like to combine my love of writing with the art of hand stamping. I can say what I mean in a million different ways and offer personalized keepsakes at affordable prices!

  • Shantel Clewell

    Creator, Customer Service, Production Manager

    Shantel helps with order processing & confirmations, customer communication, quality control, and shipping. She also does hand stamping and helps make our jewelry. Shantel became a new mommy to Roman in July 2014.

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Last updated on Jul 12, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What is your process (AKA what is hand stamping)?

We make each piece one-at-a-time using a process called 'hand stamping.' Every letter, number, and symbol you see on our pieces is hand stamped using steel font sets and symbols in set sizes and a hammer. Hand stamping forms a much deeper impression than engraving and due to hammering each letter, alignment will not be perfect. These factors contribute to the uniqueness of each piece we make.

How will my order be packaged?

All of our pieces are packaged for gift giving the moment you receive them. They come in a fabric back, typically with our logo, that doubles as a gift bag.

Will you send a gift on my behalf?

Sure! We'd love to. Please put the giftee's address in the 'ship to' box when checking out and let us know who to say it's from. Please keep the note short so we can fit it on a business card sized gift card.

Where do I add personalized info when I order?

All personalized info goes in the blank white box in your cart. Some items have drop down menus as well that allow you to make certain choices.

Do you accept wholesale or bulk orders?

We do a ton of bulk orders! Many of our listings have bulk pricing built in, but if it isn't there, feel free to ask. We can handle orders of any size.

We are not accepting new wholesale or consignment accounts at this time.

Can you stamp the backside of the metal?

Sometimes. We can backside on certain types of aluminum keychains only, and if backside wording is permitted, then the listing will say so *and* will specify how many characters are allowed on the back. We cannot stamp the back of non-aluminum pieces.

Because hand stamping is done by hammering letters/symbols into the metal, impressions are left on the reverse side. This means that we can only permit backside stamping when we're able to hide those impressions. This also means that the backside wording needs to be shorter than the front side wording.

Do you accept rush orders?

Usually, yes. We have a standard production time (typically 1-2 weeks which varies depending on time of year), and when we're not completely busy, we allow rush orders for an additional fee. A rush order ships out in 2 **business** days vs. our standard production time. Rush orders are available in your cart.

Please note that none of our rush options offer overnight delivery.

Are your items already made?

We typically hand stamp each order as it comes in because much of our work is custom or personalized. *Sometimes* we may have a certain design in stock, but this is not the rule.

What countries do you ship to?

As of 6/25/16, we are no longer shipping to some countries due to lost packages. We currently ship to the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Guam, Jamaica, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Philipines, Portugal, Puerto Rica, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand,The Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA, and the US Virgin Islands.