thebeadedpillow

The shop where beads meet fabric in a very lovely way.

Rochester, Minnesota · 199 Sales

thebeadedpillow

The shop where beads meet fabric in a very lovely way.

Rochester, Minnesota 199 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(87)

Announcement   Please read the policy section carefully before making a purchase. Thank you.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 28, 2016

Please read the policy section carefully before making a purchase. Thank you.

Karen Lideen

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Karen Lideen

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(87)
nigelrasta

nigelrasta on Jan 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Pillow is great and timely delivery.

puddlebybarn

puddlebybarn on Dec 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The quilt is beautiful and arrived quickly. It is even better than the picture.

elinoir

elinoir on Jun 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely darling pillow! Packaged with care and superbly crafted!

elinoir

elinoir on Jun 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely darling pillow! Packaged with care and superbly crafted!

elinoir

elinoir on Jun 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely darling pillow! Packaged with care and superbly crafted!

elinoir

elinoir on Jun 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely darling pillow. Packaged with care and superbly crafted!

elinoir

elinoir on Jun 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Packaged with care and superbly crafted!

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About

When you've got a lot of beads and fabric, well....

What a long and winding road it's been to get here. I was in broadcasting back when actual human beings did the talking. For years I worked Monday through Friday, weekends and holidays, all for no extra pay. I'm talking small to medium market radio. I was the only "girl", too. The token female voice on the air playing real LP's on real turntables. Country music, mostly. Then talk. Then Top 40. I ended up at a CNN affiliate at an age where I could set my own hours and with technology that allowed me out of the studio long enough to attend my kids' school events. Then radio changed and announcers like me were relics. I went to work for a major Spice & Wellness company as their lifestyle writer. When my husband's job took us out of state for a year I became a SAHM with time on my hands and no where for my creative juices to flow. So I became an interior redesigner. I'd always enjoyed cleaning, organizing, recycling and upcycling my own things and in the early 2000's other people were happy to pay for that service. The market for interior redesigners went a little bonkers around 2006-2008 - one of the casualties of the housing market. Right about then I inherited a box of beads. I started making jewelry. I sold a little at local craft fairs and made items for family. Then it seemed everyone was making jewelry. Sales slowed way down. Now I have all these beads and I'm not making jewelry. My mom, an excellent quilter with a basement full of fabric, said one day, "You could embellish my quilts and table-runners with some beads." Ah ha!

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  • Karen Lideen

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on September 26, 2016
Thank you for visiting The Beaded Pillow where each pillow is hand-crafted (by me, Karen) making it a unique, one-of-a-kind treasure. Quilted and crocheted items are made by Marno, my mom.

All my beaded items are meant for decorative purposes only as each bead is hand-sewn in place. They are not washable (but may be spot cleaned) nor are they child or pet-proof.

The Beaded Pillow is a smoke-free environment. Marno's sewing room is also smoke free.

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Payment
I accept payments through PayPal, which accepts all major credit cards.
Shipping
Items ship from Rochester, MN USA

Make sure that your Etsy shipping address is current; this is the address your purchase will be sent. Please indicate if you need your item shipped to another address.

All purchases are shipped First Class through the United States Postal Service after payment is received unless other arrangements are made with me. Read on.

Orders can often take longer than expected to arrive at your address. I cannot be responsible for shipping time, lost or damaged packages. If you are willing to pay more for shipping in order to have a guarantee that your item will arrive on time please let me know.

If you live outside the U.S. your package can be sent Express Mail International or Priority Mail International for tracking and insurance purposes. Depending on where you are these options can be substantially more expensive. Please contact me if either of these options is something you would prefer.

Buyers are responsible for any receiving fees (custom fees, taxes, etc.).
Refunds and Exchanges
Each item I create is a one-of-a-kind and cannot be exactly duplicated. So...if you are not completely delighted with your purchase, please notify me immediately. Items can be returned at your cost for a refund.

I cannot be responsible for items that may be damaged or lost during shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Photos*
The pillows and quilts we create are beautiful and we do our best to capture them in the best light. Please be aware that colors can appear slightly different on your screen.

*Feedback*
It matters. Please be so kind as to let me know that your purchase arrived and that you are absolutely delighted.