Rocks and Beads

Corning, New York On Etsy since 2013

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Rocks and Beads

Corning, New York | 388 Sales

Announcement    I do payment plans, convo me. Ask me about layaway or reserving an item. I will arrange that. Thank you for visiting my shop!


Last updated on Feb 28, 2018

I do payment plans, convo me. Ask me about layaway or reserving an item. I will arrange that. Thank you for visiting my shop!


Anastasia Alper

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Anastasia Alper


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About rocksnbeads

Sales 388
On Etsy since 2013

Art Meets Jewelry. Unconventional jewelry, artwork, made with love, one at a time, and most can never be reproduced.

Growing up as a young girl in Russia, I dreamt of becoming a jeweler, but I did not know how. My folks weren’t into it and didn’t feel it was as important as math. Only years later I was able to pursue my dream and opened a small jewelry store on Etsy called rocksnbeads. The best Christmas gift I ever got was my new and bright studio - all set up with a new workbench my husband and son made for me. I call it “The Dungeon” and this is where all the magic happens. I found there is always more to learn and I learn and improve my craft. I studied jewelry and metalwork at MassArt, The Massachusetts College of Art and design in Boston. I am a member of the Plymouth Art Guild and you can see and buy some of my items in the Plymouth Center for the Arts.

All my items I design myself and make by hand, one at a time, so no two pieces are ever the same. I work in my home studio I call "The Dungeon" in Brant Rock, Massachusetts, right on the ocean next to the seawall. I work with precious and semi-precious stones, rare and unusual gemstones, sterling silver, copper and brass. I use traditional metalworking techniques like cutting metal by hand with a jeweler's saw, soldering, filing and sanding, hammering and stamping, oxidizing and polishing, making stone settings and chains. I enjoy making beaded jewelry as well. I find it that beading is like painting and metalworking is like sculpting. As I work I take pictures of the progress on each item and post them live on Instagram and at the end of the day on Rocks 'n Beads Facebook page. You’ll have fun following me and you’ll know how I make each piece. Once a piece is finished I take pictures of it outside in natural light. I have customers all over the United States and by now also in Canada, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Israel and Russia. My store policy is to ship within 3-5 business days from the date of your order but I usually ship next day unless something unforeseeable happens. I always insure packages for loss or damage and there is a charge for that but it gives me and you piece of mind.

Shop members

  • Anastasia Alper

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    What inspires me? Well, everything! I am very impressionable. And as I transform my experience into jewelry I am very excited that people all over the world will share it by wearing a piece of my art.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 20, 2014
Every Piece: One of a Kind. Every Stone: Hand selected. Each Has a Story to Tell... Ask Them.

Whether you're looking for something casual or exquisite, eclectic or primitive, bohemian or tribal, post-apocalyptic or fanciful, “Rocks ’n Beads" has an original, one-of-a-kind, unique and unreproducible creation for you.

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Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges

Contact me, to resolve any problems with you order. Often, we can swap or redesign your jewelry.

We accept returns within 14 days of delivery. We will refund your purchase price minus a 15% restocking fee.

For custom orders, please double check all details, before you finalize your purchase. We do NOT take returns on custom orders. We can make modifications and design changes for an additional 20% change fees.

You are responsible for additional shipping fees.

If we are unable to complete an order, we will notify you and cancel the order.

L O S T    O R    D A M A G E D    O R D E R S

All shipments are fully insured. For damaged or missing items contact us immediately. For lost parcels please wait at least 21 days before you contact us.

YOU MUST CONTACT US NO LATER THAN 85 DAYS FROM THE SHIPMENT DATE, to allow us time to create the claim.

U-PIC will request some additional documents during this process, including a signed affidavit of loss from you. You will be refunded as soon as U-PIC processes the claim.

For more information see:
We accept credit cards, debit cards, PayPal and Etsy gift cards.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. On the right hand side of the next page you will see the second option is to pay using a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

If you have any issues with PayPal, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will assist you in anyway that I can.

Customers world wide may pay using Western Union in US Dollars, please contact me directly if you want to use this method.

Massachusetts Residents pay 6.25% sales tax.

Rocks 'n Beads ships with in 3 to 5 days worldwide via First Class mail through USPS TO THE ADDRESS YOU HAVE ON ETSY.

If you wish to upgrade to priority or express or if you prefer another shipper such as Fed Ex or UPS or to have your item shipped to a different address contact me in advance.

You wish to add an international tracking for $13 USD please contact me.


I can include a personal message card from you for no extra charge. Just write your short message in the "Note to rocksnbeads" during checkout.


Items are shipped in a "Rocks 'n Beads" cotton muslin bag & shipped in an "indestructible" shipping box.

G I F T - W R A P

FREE gift wrapping is available on request.

C U S T O M S - F E E S

"Rocks 'n Beads" can not be responsible for customs fees, and is not allowed to prepay customs fees. Here are some links to more information on customs fees.

C U S T O M S    F E E S - B Y - C O U N T R Y
Additional policies and FAQs
C U S T O M - O R D E R S

I love custom orders! Please feel free to contact me with your needs and I look forward to working with you on your one of a kind design.

W H O L E S A L E & C O N S I G N M E N T

I accept wholesale orders of 10 pieces or more, please contact me for more information.

O T H E R - P O L I C I E S - A N D - I N F O

If you have any questions about any of my items or policies please do not hesitate to contact me either by sending an Etsy conversation or by email to info [!at]