thebeadedlily

thebeadedlily-- handmade jewelry that connects

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Announcement    Connect to the thread of artistic personal adornment anchored in humanity's origins with thebeadedlily's colorful, inspired collection of handcrafted jewelry.

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Last updated on Dec 16, 2020

Connect to the thread of artistic personal adornment anchored in humanity's origins with thebeadedlily's colorful, inspired collection of handcrafted jewelry.

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About thebeadedlily

Sales 14,461
On Etsy since 2007

Handcrafted jewelry is collaborative and connective. It connects the maker of the beads, with the maker of the piece, with the person who chooses that piece to say something about themselves, even through time and space.

thebeadedlily is a play on the phrase 'guild the lily', meaning 'to adorn unnecessarily' (isn't all adornment unnecessary? and yet somehow vital to our mental well-being?) refers to my favorite medium-- beads-- and alludes to my personal identity in the form of my middle name.

-Stringing is my first love and is all about the beads.
-Beadweaving is my labor intensive celebration of the art of creating and wearing jewelry.
-Wirework is my exploration of the most ancient forms of jewelry.

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  • Sarah

    Owner

    Artist, Artisan, MicroBusiness Owner-- so I do the designing and crafting, the supplies shopping, photography, packing, shipping and customer service, the accounting and the cleaning and pretty much everything else to do with thebeadedlily.

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Last updated on Sep 22, 2022

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Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: before item has shipped

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Last updated on Jan 30, 2023

Frequently asked questions

Exchanges

PLEASE NOTE: Anything that fits in a piercing ships in transparent sealed plastic. Anything shipped in a seal is not in original condition once the seal is broken. I only process exchanges on these items while the seal is intact. If you think the size isn't going to work for you and you need a exchange please don't break the seal.
PLEASE contact me before shipping items back. I will not process exchanges if I am not contacted. I will not process exchanges for damaged or worn items or items removed from the seal they're shipped in.

Cancellations

As long as your item hasn't shipped I'll gladly cancel it. Once it's in the mail it becomes a return as opposed to a cancellation.

Damaged or Incorrect Items

If something is wrong about the piece you receive, please send me a photo as soon as possible so I can get it straight for you.

All Items Ready to Ship in 1-3 Business Days

-with the exception of custom items we're working on together.

Sizing details-- Gauges

The thinnest gauge I work with is 28g and is almost threadlike.
26g and 24g which are also very delicate.
22g and 20g are about the size of most earring post or hoops that you would find in a typical jewelry display.
18g is slightly thicker and what we're normally pierced with. It may be uncomfortably snug in an ear lobe for just a bit. It's used for cartilage piercings and nostril jewelry.
16g is the beginning of gauged jewelry and fairly typical for cart and nose piercings.
14g is often purchased for septums and statement pieces.
I also often have 12g and 10g in stock. Thicker gauges may be available via special order.

Your piercer can tell you your gauge if you're unsure.

Sizing details-- Hoop Diameters

The most popular inner diameters for nose hoops, helix or cartilage, tragus and rook rings are 8mm, 9mm and 10mm.

Conch rings start at 10mm id.

Measure three times or get help, preferably using a millimeter ruler, for accuracy. Measure a piece of jewelry that fits well, from inner wall to inner wall across the widest point. Or measure the distance from your piercing to the edge of the relevant body part. For a looser fit add a millimeter.

Loose is better than tight, which can hurt. I can size your jewelry down for the cost of shipping if your hoop is too large, but I can't do much about jewelry that is too snug.

Here's an online ruler:
https://ruler.onl/

Materials

14k Gold:
yellow, white or pink
58.3% gold, 41.7% alloy

Gold Fill:
yellow or pink
tube of 14k gold filled with base metal
low cost alternative to solid gold
high quality alternative to plated metals

Niobium and Titanium:
gunmetal or white, respectively
nonalloyed, pure, hypoallergenic
perfect for extreme metal allergies

Sterling Silver:
bright white
92.5% silver, 7.5% alloy-- usually copper
oxidizes, polishes up quickly with baking soda scrub

Copper:
warm red orange
nonalloyed, pure
patinas, cleans up nicely with acids like lemon juice or vinegar

Brass:
golden
copper and zinc alloy
patinas, cleans up nicely with acids like lemon juice or vinegar