Pretty Bits of beads, paper, fabric, metal & creativity

Sunnyvale, California | 36 Sales


Pretty Bits of beads, paper, fabric, metal & creativity

Sunnyvale, California 36 Sales On Etsy since 2005

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Following my Passion

You get to a point in life where you realize you can either follow your passion or to continue follow someone else ideas. I reached that point about 5 years ago. I've always designed and created craft projects, be it jewelry, beaded table clothes, embroidered pillow cases, special occasion cards (birthday, anniversary, holiday), wearable art products. Over the years I have sold pieces to folks, taken custom orders, played, dabbled, and honed my skills.

Two years ago I started planning on actually moving from the corporate rat race to being a full time artist - following my dreams and passions.

The Cosmos had a different time line ;)

And now we're making the change from career in the corporate world to vocation as an Mixed Media Artist specializing in wearable craft and paper craft.

It makes me happier that is for sure.

I am a Platinum Partner with Firemountain Gems. I've been with the program for over 9 years and love the ability to pass on the discounts to others. Convo me for more details

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  • Ronni Eloff

    Owner, Designer

    Eclectic designer who started out remaking old necklaces into something new, and creating designs for Plus Size women since some folks thought that just adding on chain to designs was the solution. I love cats too :)

Shop policies

Last updated on September 3, 2014
Chain extenders are not - designing for the larger woman.

We've all been through the situation where you see a beautiful beaded necklace but it doesn't fit, and the only solution if you want it is to buy a chain extender.

I'm a size 22+, 6 feet tall, have a very wide collar bone and a long neck. Most necklaces just don't fit right on me, or get lost on my frame, and designs in the past that were 'for larger women' reminded me of the kindergarten colored blocks and sorting wooden beads, too clunky and bulky.

My goal and philosophy is to create truly unique one of kind beaded jewelry designs that are for the Plus Size/BBW working woman, that do not cost an arm and a leg to purchase, that have a high level of quality, beauty and longevity built into the piece.

All my designs are unique! I stand by that! There will never be another piece out there, that you could run into that I created that matches any of my other pieces. You'll never have to worry about someone else wearing the same piece to a party or evening out.

I may use similar beads in another design, but the designs here are all guaranteed one-of-a-kind.

I believe in making the length = right for you = not you having to add extenders to make the length. = All my designs come with the ability to have them altered for your neckline length within reason of course (+/- 3 inches preferred). - For example going from a 22" necklace to 25 inches or a 24" necklace going to 21".

I prefer not to make major length adjustments to my designs because it can ruin the pattern of the design.

However, if you really love a design but want it in Opera length (26-36) or Rope length (37 inches or longer), convo/email contact me, and let's talk.

Maybe we can create something new together instead.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I try very hard to accurately represent the materials, components, names/treatment of the gemstones, length, durability and quality of the products I produce. But there is the occasional blip (where I forget to finish typing mostly). I do not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. I try, but -we're human- It happens.

Because of the nature of jewelry, there are no exchanges for any earring set purchased (either with a necklace set or separately), due to hygienic reasons.

Customization of length (increase or decrease of current design length +/3 inches) must be done before your item is shipped to you. Once a piece has been altered to a new length for you, there is no refund option.

100% Refund of purchase price for items that are not earrings customized or altered lengths, less shipping and PayPal fees, if returned in "as sent(in original package and packing material)" condition within two weeks of the original shipping date.

Important, convo or email me first for instructions.
Payment is expected immediately after sale, unless you are adding insurance, changing shipping style, putting the piece on Lay-a-way.

Cancellation of an order:
Unless you are having length adjustments, I try to ship your items as soon as possible (within 2-4 business days after payment). With that, cancellation of an order must only occur within 24 hours of your purchase/payment.

Preferred Payment method:
I prefer Paypal (credit cards, instant cash and E-Checks) above all other methods, mostly because I can track it easier. I do take money orders, cashiers checks.

It is *always* available. A small down-payment will hold your piece. I will work with you on a reasonable payment plan.

Custom Designs:
A 50% non refundable deposit for Custom designs is required before I actually start making the physical piece. Discussion to determine the design of the piece is free (as we work out the design ideas and develop a materials list), but I must have some form of deposit to insure I can recoup any losses if you end up not paying for the work.

Sales Tax:(ug)
California residents I must charge sales tax - since I need to report my sales to the great Tax Man(sorry)

Contact me (convo or email) for further instructions/information for updated invoice (shipping change or insurance added), custom work, or Lay-a-way.
I take great care in how I pack each of my designs. Each design will be in its own box, protected with cotton. If there is precious metal in the piece, an anti-tarnish strip will be included free of charge in the box to keep the piece from tarnishing.

The box is then bubble wrapped for extra protection and placed in a bubble envelop for even extra protection during shipping.

Standard default shipping method for all my jewelry is the United States Post, First Class. The shipping charge is an estimate for a 7oz package from my zipcode 94089 - to Zone 1 (East coast). - Additional postage may be necessary depending on your zipcode and the weight of your package.

All packages automatically come with Free Delivery Confirmation to track your package as it is being sent. A valid email address is all that is needed to receive the Delivery confirmation tracking number in email.

You can purchase insurance for your new design. I highly recommend that folks do, not that I expect any issues, but you never know with the gorillas that are sometimes loose in the USPS.

I am not responsible for lost or stolen uninsured packages. Please make sure if you want insurance to let me know so I may add it to your final total cost.

I tend to ship as soon as possible non-altered pieces within 2-4 business days after payment clears.

Currently I do not ship outside the United States.

You can upgrade your shipping to Priority Post rate.

Please convo/email contact me before payment if you want to add insurance, or change your shipping method.
Additional policies and FAQs

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All my earring wires/ear-studs can be replaced with Hypo allergenic Surgical steel ear-wires/ear-studs - Please let me know at the time you place your order that you would like the hook/studs replaced.

Multiple earring pairs can be made in regards to most of my designs, especially for Brides who want something special to match for their Bridesmaids. If you would like more than one pair, please convo me.

Bracelets and or Necklaces can be adjusted in length at no extra cost. Let me know at the time you purchase what you need adjusted and by how much.

{* P A C K A G I N G *}

All of my designs, earrings, necklaces, bracelets come in a box to protect them from the elements and possibly damage. I protect all my metals with anti-tarnish sheets in the box. These should be replaced every year or so - and can be ordered through me if you want more.

{* C A R E - C L E A N I N G *}

With all my orders I provide a small cleaning cloth to help you keep your jewelry piece clean and shiny. I also include an anti-tarnish strip for all metals to maintain the shine. Please do not wear while sleeping, swimming, bathing, rough play with kids/pets, etc.
Clean by polishing with the soft cloth I have provided after each use.
To keep your jewelry looking its best, avoid contact with perfumes, lotions, hairsprays, etc. and store in the box with the anti-tarnish slip inside in a cool place.

I do provide cleaning, polishing, and repair free of charge for any of my designs. Convo me for more information.


{* C U S T O M - D E S I G N S *}

Don't see what you have in mind or desire, let's work together to create your very own one of kind design. I have been doing custom designs for over 30 years
{See my Facebook Photo albums for Custom Designs for ideas}.

Convo me and get started on designing your one of kind piece.


{* O T H E R - S E R V I C E S *}
I also offer re-stringing/re-working services for other strung bead pieces. Please convo or email me with details and pictures if possible of the problem piece.