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| Charlotte, North Carolina
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Announcement    ►Production time: 5-7 **BUSINESS** DAYS. except for Ready to ship section! Rush orders are only available with permission. See shipping options in cart. ♥ We recommend FedEx shipping for all time sensitive orders, the $7.95+ option in your cart.


Last updated on Sep 17, 2021

►Production time: 5-7 **BUSINESS** DAYS. except for Ready to ship section! Rush orders are only available with permission. See shipping options in cart. ♥ We recommend FedEx shipping for all time sensitive orders, the $7.95+ option in your cart.


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Actual convo I had with myself today:
“Dang it, I can’t remember where I put my brain.” stuck_out_tongue_winking_eyejoy
Thanks for the kind words! ★★★★★ "Obsessed with how everything turned out!! So easy to work with and quick to respond." Marissa B.
Our Rather Be Hiking keychain got a makeover with a sporty font and a glorious mountain snow_capped_mountain scene! Great gift for the hiking obsessed.
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About riskybeads

Sales 59,696
On Etsy since 2007

Welcome to my brain. You're in the gift shop.

Hi, I'm Lori, the owner and designer behind Risky Beads. My interest in jewelry making began by accident. In 2006, a friend of mine was in town, and we decided to stroll into a random bead store. We spent over three hours in that store, drove 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. 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, learning and making.

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.

We've also run 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

    As the owner of Risky Beads, I design, create, photograph and market our inventory. I like being able to combine my love of words and language with a craft like hand stamping.

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Last updated on May 5, 2020
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.

We also offer a fancier gift wrap at checkout for an additional fee. Please note that gift wrap applies to one piece or the entire order. If you need multiple pieces gift wrapped separately, there is an additional fee for each piece.

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.

Our items come gift bagged automatically, however, we also offer a fancier gift wrap at checkout for an additional fee.

Where do I add personalized info when I order?

All personalized info goes in the personalization box on the item page. Please give us info in a list format, not one long paragraph.

Request symbols in ( ), example: (heart, #84)

Note that if you are ordering a piece with symbols & wording shown in our listing, be sure to tell us whether you do or don't want those symbols or what wording at checkout.


A keychain says:

I LOVE YOU (INFINITY SYMBOL, #185) but you want to change the wording. Tell us like this:





Leave a cell # so we can text you if have questions.

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 1-1.5 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.

Do you ship internationally?

Not right now due to COVID.

We resume shipping as mail begins to move freely again. We typically ship to the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Greenland, Guam, Jamaica, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Philipines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand,The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the US Virgin Islands.
We have stopped shipping to Germany.

Please note that some countries charge VAT (customs) fees on imported items. These fees are solely the customer's responsibility.