TheStoriedBead

Handcrafted jewelry for all occasions!

Falls Church, Virginia

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Welcome to my Etsy shop! Here you will find handcrafted jewelry that features semiprecious gemstones, vintage and contemporary beads, and distinctive findings from all over the world. I love bringing these varied components together in new ways to create unique, wearable pieces that will give pleasure for many years to come. I add listings regularly, so check back often to see what's new. Thank you for visiting The Storied Bead!

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Last updated on Sep 4, 2021

Enjoy free domestic US Priority Mail shipping on orders of $35 or more! Priority Mail flat rate is now more than $8 for a small box, so this is a great deal and will help get your purchases to you and your recipients quickly and safely.

Welcome to my Etsy shop! Here you will find handcrafted jewelry that features semiprecious gemstones, vintage and contemporary beads, and distinctive findings from all over the world. I love bringing these varied components together in new ways to create unique, wearable pieces that will give pleasure for many years to come. I add listings regularly, so check back often to see what's new. Thank you for visiting The Storied Bead!

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About TheStoriedBead

Sales 177
On Etsy since 2014

Handcrafted Jewelry for All Occasions

I am inspired by the beauty of gemstones and man-made beads, as well as by the rich stories they tell. They are entwined with human history as far back as we can trace it. The varied colors, shapes, textures, and personalities of gemstones and beads enchant me. What I enjoy most is creating wearable artworks that blend the old and the new in a pleasing combination--unique pieces that the wearer can enjoy for years to come.

My interest in designing jewelry began with the desire to restring an old coral necklace that was a family heirloom. After taking a couple of classes at a local bead store, I was hooked! My new hobby took off, and family members and friends were my first models. With a full-time job, I could indulge my passion for jewelry making only on evenings and weekends. During those years, I improved my craft, learned as much as I could about gemstones and vintage beads, and acquired a small stash of my own. The joy of creating was addictive. So it was no surprise when, following my retirement in the fall of 2013, I decided to launch a small handcrafted jewelry business.

I have been buying beads and components from the Etsy marketplace for many years, and now I am thrilled to have my own Etsy shop. I hope that you will find something here that you love! I add pieces regularly, so stop by often to see what's new. Custom requests are also welcomed.

Shop members

  • Suzanne Schneider

    Owner

    A former nonprofit administrator and academic, I am now enjoying a third career creating handcrafted jewelry that incorporates semiprecious gemstones, vintage beads, and findings from all over the world.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 25, 2019
Welcome to The Storied Bead! Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop, which features handcrafted jewelry for all occasions. What I enjoy most is creating pieces that blend the old and the new and that bring together semiprecious gemstones, vintage and contemporary beads, and distinctive findings from all over the world. I hope that you will find something you love!

I have been buying gemstones, beads, and components on the Etsy marketplace for a long time, and many of my pieces incorporate items that I have purchased from other Etsy vendors. I can't list all of these stores here, but I do want to recognize the following shops, which are among my favorite sources: Adriana's Beads and Clasps (semiprecious gemstones); a2z Designs (vintage beads); Eureka Eureka (vintage beads and gemstones); My Gem Garden 2 (semiprecious gemstones); Reduction Nation (vintage beads); Rocki's Metalwork (handmade findings); Vintage Bead Girl (findings and semiprecious gemstones); and Yuki Designs (rustic ethnic beads). These and many other Etsy shops have inspired me and kept my stash well stocked with items that spur my creativity.

Please convo me if you have questions about any of the pieces in my shop or if you are interested in a custom order.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Your satisfaction is my goal! If for any reason you are not happy with an item you have purchased, please contact me within 14 days after you received it. The item must be returned in its original condition, and the buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipping including insurance. Once I have received the returned item, I will provide a full refund less the original shipping cost.
Payment
I accept payments through PayPal and by credit card through Etsy Direct Checkout.

Virginia residents: Etsy will add 6% sales tax to your order.
Shipping
I ship within 3-5 business days of payment--usually within 1-2 business days. For reliability and safety, I use Priority Mail for domestic US shipping--$7.00 (small box flat rate) plus $0.25 for each additional item (more if the number and weight of the items ordered requires). International buyers, please convo me and let me know which item or items you wish to purchase, and I will then add International First Class postage to the listing or listings you've selected.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders--please convo me if you are interested.