susanlloyd

Affordable Semi-Precious Gemstone Creations for You

Illinois, United States · 4746 Sales

susanlloyd

Affordable Semi-Precious Gemstone Creations for You

Illinois, United States 4746 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1850)

Announcement   Welcome! Welcome to my Etsy shop! Please step in and browse around. You'll find unique handmade items using a variety of semi-precious gemstones and beads such as prayer beads, worry beads, jewelry, bolo ties, tie bars, and key rings.

Gift giving is easy as many items can be used by men or women. Due to choking hazards, etc. my items are not appropriate for children under 12 except for the crocheted items.

You can send gifts to multiple destinations in one order. Just let me know which item goes where. Shipping charges will be billed to you for each additional address via PayPal invoice.

Custom orders are always welcome. I know that strings and cords wear out eventually so I offer free re-stringing for items purchased in my shop.

I am sincerely grateful for your positive feedback - thank you for taking the time to let me know what you think about your purchase.

I'd like to hear your ideas on ways to improve my Etsy shop, too. Some of the best shop updates have come from my customers!

Thanks for your interest in my creations. Please come again - I'll be looking forward to it! Return customers can use the coupon code WELCOMEBACK and get 10% off any future purchases from my shop.

ASTROLOGY UPDATE: Zodiac stones for Leo (July 23 - August 22) are: Amber, Bronzite, Jasper, Labradorite, Larimar, Mookaite, Onyx, Peridot, Quartz, Ruby, Sunstone, Tiger Iron and Turquoise.

SHIPPING NOTE: Free shipping to one US destination with an order of $20 or more - use coupon code SHIPFREE20 at checkout. Free shipping to one international destination on orders of $40 or more - use coupon code SHIPFREE40 at checkout.

PACKAGING NOTE: I package my items so that they will not move during shipping, especially the items with glass beads. Please be careful if you use scissors to open the bubble wrap. Unfortunately, a few customers have accidentally cut the stringing cords and opened the package to see a pile of beads.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 25, 2016

Welcome! Welcome to my Etsy shop! Please step in and browse around. You'll find unique handmade items using a variety of semi-precious gemstones and beads such as prayer beads, worry beads, jewelry, bolo ties, tie bars, and key rings.

Gift giving is easy as many items can be used by men or women. Due to choking hazards, etc. my items are not appropriate for children under 12 except for the crocheted items.

You can send gifts to multiple destinations in one order. Just let me know which item goes where. Shipping charges will be billed to you for each additional address via PayPal invoice.

Custom orders are always welcome. I know that strings and cords wear out eventually so I offer free re-stringing for items purchased in my shop.

I am sincerely grateful for your positive feedback - thank you for taking the time to let me know what you think about your purchase.

I'd like to hear your ideas on ways to improve my Etsy shop, too. Some of the best shop updates have come from my customers!

Thanks for your interest in my creations. Please come again - I'll be looking forward to it! Return customers can use the coupon code WELCOMEBACK and get 10% off any future purchases from my shop.

ASTROLOGY UPDATE: Zodiac stones for Leo (July 23 - August 22) are: Amber, Bronzite, Jasper, Labradorite, Larimar, Mookaite, Onyx, Peridot, Quartz, Ruby, Sunstone, Tiger Iron and Turquoise.

SHIPPING NOTE: Free shipping to one US destination with an order of $20 or more - use coupon code SHIPFREE20 at checkout. Free shipping to one international destination on orders of $40 or more - use coupon code SHIPFREE40 at checkout.

PACKAGING NOTE: I package my items so that they will not move during shipping, especially the items with glass beads. Please be careful if you use scissors to open the bubble wrap. Unfortunately, a few customers have accidentally cut the stringing cords and opened the package to see a pile of beads.

Susan Lloyd

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1850)
idahobirds

idahobirds on Jul 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Really like the colors and shapes of the beads; seller has a really good ability to combine beads that look good together and are easy to use; very good quality.

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About

Lifelong Creating

My Etsy shop is the culmination of a lifetime of creating and selling handcrafted items. I am blessed with the support of my family and encouragement of my friends to keep designing and adding new items.

The power of prayer is awesome! I love to make tactile prayer and meditation aids and try to honor ethnic styles.

Who could improve on the beauty of nature? Not me. I try to take a bit of natural beauty and put it in a bracelet, tie clip or necklace so we can have it with us as we go through our day.

I am fascinated by the folklore of the gemstones and like to share it with shoppers.

Having three sons, I know how hard it is to find gifts for men so I like to make bolo ties, tie clips and larger bracelets. My sons are experienced craft show sellers, too, helping me out at weekend festivals. They've grown to be talented artists, modelers and miniature builders.

As an Etsy seller, I'll continue to post things that I hope will be meaningful to someone, somewhere. Custom orders are always welcome as are suggestions for improving my shop.

May you be blessed.

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  • Susan Lloyd

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I was raised in the Mojave Desert of California and have always loved rocks. As I started doing weekend craft shows, I found that many people share my fascination with semi-precious gemstones and their folklore. Etsy lets me tell those stories.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy shop. My inventory is varied as I have found through the years of doing craft shows that each customer has a special quest when shopping.

I love working with gemstones and learning the folklore as well as the geology of these fascinating stones.

Custom orders are welcome. If you have a favorite gemstone or want a gift created, contact me and we'll talk about it.

Please enjoy your visit and check back often for inventory additions. Due to choking hazards, etc. my items are not intended for children under 12 years of age.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
You can use PayPal and credit cards or mail me a check or money order.
Shipping
Shipping is via the United States Postal Service. I am happy to ship a gift-wrapped item to a different address and include your personal message.

You can ship to multiple locations on one order to make gift giving easy. Just let me know which item goes where. I will bill you via PayPal invoice for the shipping charges to each additional address.

Note to international customers: I will send you your customs declaration form number. It seems to take 10 - 14 days for an international order to reach the destination. If you don't receive your order after 14 days, please notify your local post office and give them the customs declaration number. Unfortunately, I can't track your order once it leaves the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason return the item(s) within 60 days and your money will be fully refunded.

I realize that strings and cords wear out eventually so I offer free restringing for any purchase from my shop.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions you can contact me at susanlloyd [!at] etsy.com.

For customers with allergies, I do have a short haired orange tabby cat named Jake and a small beagle dog named Bella. We don't smoke.

I only use hypoallergenic surgical steel ear wires and posts in my earrings. If a jewelry piece includes a vintage component, I can't tell you if it contains lead or cadmium, but I do read labels and buy new lead free items.

Please keep in mind that the gemstone properties are folklore for entertainment value only and have no proven medical or therapeutic basis.

My products are mostly one of a kind. I can do small quantity multiples of some items but they will probably not be identical due to gemstone shape and color shade variations.