gemstone beads, glass beads, jewelry making supplies

Decorah, Iowa
28,183 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

RiverSongBeads is taking a short break


Note from shop owner River Song Beads is closed up June 7 - June 23 for summer family time! 🌞🌈💕
See you soon!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 7, 2021

River Song Beads is closed up June 7 - June 23 for summer family time! 🌞🌈💕
See you soon!

Karn, owner at River Song Beads

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Karn, owner at River Song Beads


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About RiverSongBeads

Sales 28,183
On Etsy since 2010

It all started with my grandmother's collection of necklaces...

I've loved beads since I was a little girl. I remember spending hours exploring the drawers of my grandma's jewelry chest, admiring all the pretty things she had. I was always most drawn to her gemstone necklace strands. I would layer myself with necklace upon necklace and sit criss-cross under the dining room table intently inspecting the earthy colors and interesting patterns of each stone. Those memories always bring a smile to my face.

Since then, I've been a bit of a rock and bead hound. Whenever I go hiking, I always seem to find a couple of pebbles that I have to tuck in my pocket to take home. And passing by a bead shop door without going in is impossible for me. I'm continually pulled towards pretty little stones I can hold in my hand and marvel at.

A few years ago, I decided that opening a bead shop would be a good excuse to continue my bead collecting... you know... buy beads with the plan to "share with others" and end up keeping quite a few along the way. 😉
Our family goal was to earn enough money to pay for a family vacation each year. The amazing thing is that the shop has grown and grown and is now my full-time job. The opportunity to be a small business owner doing something I love is very exciting! The fact that I can do it from home, in a way that is family-friendly, is the icing on the cake!

I feel passionate about beads and sell what I love. Hopefully, as you wander through my shop, you'll find something that you love too!

Proud to say that my shop has been featured in the following places:
October 2014 issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Want to connect?
You can find me here:
Wanelo: wanelo.com/riversongbeads
Twitter: twitter.com/RiverSongBeads
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/RiverSongBeads
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RiverSongBeads

Shop members

  • Karn

    Owner, Buyer, Photographer, Listing Creator, Packaging Expert, One-woman-show!

    About me: bead collector… proud momma x 3… happy wife… road tripper… nature lover… thrift shop scavenger… music addict... joke cracker…

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Last updated on Apr 16, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer discounts?

YES! The more you buy, the more you save!
♦ orders over $75: use coupon SAVE5 for 5% off
♦ orders over $150: use coupon SAVE10 for 10% off
♦ orders over $300: use coupon SAVE15 for 15% off

Discount given on purchase total, does not include shipping.
Coupon code must be used at the time of order to receive the discount.

Will I get the exact beads pictured?

Maybe. To keep my beads affordable, I do everything I can to keep my overhead costs down. This includes using my own stock photos in my listings. All photos used in my listings have been taken by me and represent the lot of beads I have in stock. You will get a similar bead strand to the one in the picture, but it may not be the exact one. If you want more specific pictures you are welcome to ask.
Occasionally full strands will be shipped as 2 half strands.

What if I want a larger quantity than what is available?

I restock items regularly. If you want more than the quantity available for purchase, just send me a quick message. I am happy to order beads especially for you. I generally restock every 1-2 weeks, so you shouldn't have to wait very long.

Find out about special sales and new bead offerings at River Song Beads here:

newsletter signup: http://eepurl.com/i8y4z
facebook: www.facebook.com/RiverSongBeads

Safety Statement

All my beads and supplies are purchased from reputable wholesalers within the US, who comply to all applicable state and federal laws concerning the safety of consumer products. All products have been tested and meet all applicable requirements for lead and other regulated material levels as required by California's Lead-Containing Jewelry Law, California's Proposition 65, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Please do not allow children to handle or play with beads from this shop. None of the beads in my shop are intended for children under 14 years old.