WildDoveBeads

Beads: Turquoise, Bone, Brass, Copper, Gemstones

Oro Valley, Arizona 27536 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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WildDoveBeads

Beads: Turquoise, Bone, Brass, Copper, Gemstones

Oro Valley, Arizona | 27536 Sales

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Announcement    Natural Color Turquoise Beads - Bone, Horn Beads - Brass, Pewter, Copper, Silver Beads – Czech, Venetian Murano Glass Beads – Shell Beads - Natural Color Big Hole Gemstones – all from Wild Dove Beads.

Shipping + Discounts:
$2.95 US flat rate (same price for any amount) shipping
Free US shipping with purchase of $35 +
$10.95 flat rate (same price for any amount) international shipping

10% off purchase of $75 +
Use coupon code WDB10

15% off purchase of $200 +
Use coupon code WDB15

ALL of our packaging can be recycled!
Not sure how? Look here: https://www.recyclenation.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 10, 2019

Natural Color Turquoise Beads - Bone, Horn Beads - Brass, Pewter, Copper, Silver Beads – Czech, Venetian Murano Glass Beads – Shell Beads - Natural Color Big Hole Gemstones – all from Wild Dove Beads.

Shipping + Discounts:
$2.95 US flat rate (same price for any amount) shipping
Free US shipping with purchase of $35 +
$10.95 flat rate (same price for any amount) international shipping

10% off purchase of $75 +
Use coupon code WDB10

15% off purchase of $200 +
Use coupon code WDB15

ALL of our packaging can be recycled!
Not sure how? Look here: https://www.recyclenation.com

About

Introducing Wild Dove Beads

Wild Dove Beads grew up under the brilliant blue skies of southern Arizona, overlooking majestic mountains and wild Sonoran desert. Always inspired by color, this was a perfect fit. With turquoise skies, carnelian sunsets and lapis evenings, the prospect of putting those colors together was irresistible.

“But why beads,” you ask? Beads are a microcosm of life. Part of every age and every culture, beads have a history that dates back to 38,000 BCE. They have graced both royalty and common folk. Their intimate relationship with their owners, visible in their use as decoration, currency, even payment for a glorious afterlife, gives testimony to their timeless nature. We express our individuality by selecting certain bead materials, shapes and colors, yet the universal appeal of beads remains a constant.

Lois Durbin asserts, in her book The History of Beads, that drilling holes in stone beads was a difficult process to get right. Rough stone beads crack easily. Clever ancients finally devised double-drilling—the bead was pierced from both ends, causing the hole to “meet in the middle.” Even the unpretentious bead had learned that to endure is to compromise.

Wild Dove Beads is proud to be a small part of this glorious heritage and, being a helper by nature, enjoys giving encouragement to others so bead culture may continue to thrive. Which beads are destined to become something you love? We eagerly await your selection.

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  • Dawn

    Owner, Head Of The Flock

    As the creator and owner of Wild Dove Beads, I’m responsible for all. I relish your “favorites,” delight in your purchases, bask in your five-star comments and rush to resolve your problems.

  • Mark Bremmer

    Director Of Everything Else

    Mark always has a bead on what’s important. A writer, gardener, and amateur chef, his calming energy gets us through the day.

  • Brigid Bremmer

    Social Media Maven

    We count on Brigid to teach us social media details. Her budding artist’s eye for color helps us plan listings and look for design trends.

  • Hanna

    Head Shop Dog

    Hanna, our trusty sidekick, digs the amazing variety of scents on bone beads. Always nearby for an encouraging “nose bump,” her wagging tail and big brown eyes boost the mood daily.

  • Mu je

    Assistant Shop Dog

    Mu je has an African name (it means “let’s go” in Hausa) to match his Basenji heritage. He’s the one we call on when shredding (or shedding) is required.

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Last updated on Mar 3, 2019
Frequently asked questions
About Our Turquoise

No color is added to our mine-specific turquoise, from the Southwest US and northern Mexico.

Stabilized turquoise, most common and affordable, contains clear resins that increase the durability of naturally soft and porous turquoise, while protecting the stones’ natural colors.

Enhanced “Zachery Method,” reserved for better quality turquoise, is a proprietary treatment to reduce the porosity of turquoise while increasing its luster. A mineral bath—using those found in natural turquoise--and an electrical charge are the main components. No hardening materials are used.

Grade AAA gem turquoise is sufficiently dense on its own and requires no additional treatment. It’s the least common, with only 3-5% of all turquoise making the grade.

Shipping and Discounts

$2.95 US flat rate (same price for any amount) shipping
Free US shipping with purchase of $50 +
$12.95 flat rate (same price for any amount) international shipping

10% off purchase of $75 +
Use coupon code WDB10

15% off purchase of $200 +
Use coupon code WDB15