theBeadAerie

handcrafted artisan jewelry with a natural aesthetic

Woodbridge, California · 1384 Sales

theBeadAerie

handcrafted artisan jewelry with a natural aesthetic

Woodbridge, California 1384 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Peggy

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About

Loving what you do... doing what you love

My jewelry has a definite aesthetic - a natural, earthy, and in many cases a rustic look and feel. I would choose a beautiful piece of jasper over diamonds any day!

Several years ago I began making intricate bead woven pieces, inspired by a book purchased from the old Tower bookstore. Fueled by a couple classes taken at our local beadstore, I turned out countless freeform peyote stitched bracelets, beaded bezel pendants and loom beaded amulet pouches.

Always an artistic and highly visual person, I’d studied art in school and had dabbled in several mediums: photography, ceramics, printmaking, life drawing, trompe l'oeil, graphic design etc. Making jewelry sounded fun, but as I proceeded, it quickly became a passion.

Over time, my jewelry has evolved into working with silver: sterling wire wrap and torch fused fine silver, with the occasional accent of copper or brass. I enjoy making all my own ear wires, and many of the clasps on the bracelets and necklaces. It’s that special handmade touch that makes the difference.
I also adhere to the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi - the perfection of imperfection. My jewelry is not meant to look machine or factory made… there’s a real maker behind your earrings/ necklace/ bracelet.
There’s so much yet to learn and the passion has only increased with time!

Etsy has provided a platform for selling my work to people all over the world - a pretty awesome concept. I feel a real connection to my customers and hope they will love wearing my jewelry as much as I loved creating it for them!

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  • Peggy McNatt

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer

    Welcome to my little corner of Etsy! My home is in California's central valley - the other wine country. Besides making jewelry, I'm a wife, mother of two, avid reader, yoga aficionado, aspiring world traveler, animal lover, and Sudoku addict.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 22, 2016
Welcome to the BeadAerie!
I am always happy to answer any questions you may have concerning jewelry that you see in my shop. If you have any special requests or comments, feel free to contact me through Etsy's Conversations.
Please take a moment to read about my shop policies before making your purchases.
Thanks, Peggy

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Once an item has been purchased, please pay for your item through Paypal or Direct Check Out.
If you pay with an echeck via paypal, your item will ship when the echeck clears.
California residents, an additional 8.75% state sales tax will be added to your order through Paypal or Direct Check Out.
International customers are responsible for all customs/ VAT fees.
Shipping
Your item will be shipped within 24 hours of receiving payment, excluding weekends.
I ship United States Postal Service first class mail with delivery confirmation.
Insurance on items over $50 is highly recommended. If you would like insurance or to upgrade shipping to priority, please convo me BEFORE your purchase and I will edit shipping costs on the listing.

I ship internationally, so if you do not see your country listed, please convo me so that I may research shipping costs.

Packaging:
Your jewelry will arrive in a kraft box and ribbon - which protects your purchase during shipping, as well as provides a nice aesthetic touch. The box is made of recycled material and may be reused (no logo or stickers).
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope that you will love your jewelry, but if for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you will be fully refunded, minus shipping (and insurance costs, where applicable).
With earrings, there is a $5 restocking fee, which covers the cost of making new ear wires so that earrings may be re-listed.

The item must be sent within one week of receiving and must be returned in the same condition as received and in the original packaging.
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to be happy with your purchase and feedback is always deeply appreciated. If you have any problems, please contact me before leaving feedback and I'll do my best to make sure you are a satisfied, and hopefully, a repeat customer!