This earthy handmade carved ceramic bead set is truly a gem in the hand with the unique subtle coloration and textures.
This ceramic bead set survived my rough handling during the painting process. I do this to ensure that any beads with weakness will break and not make their way to sale. I love the beauty of this form. They are each unique, earthy and rustic, yet with a natural gracefulness.
I create these beads using a high quality stoneware clay and are fired to high temps to insure strength. Each bead is formed by hand with attention to surface texture and pattern. I use a variety of natural objects and found objects to imprint pattern and texture to the clay. At the leather hard stage I revisit the beads and add additional carving, smoothing or texturing. I pay attention to the bead holes for smoothness.
After firing in the kiln the beads are paired off into sets. Each bead is hand painted using acrylic and gilders paste. Layers of colors are added and wiped away, catching in the textures of the beads. Painting is a multiple day process. This allows the paint to fully dry before adding additional color effects. Days later the beads are cold glazed using a non yellowing satin or matte varnish with multiple coats to ensure durability. I advise that these one of kind beads not be worn in the shower. This could eventually wear down the glaze and remove color.
Orders within the United States will be gift wrapped and shipped by USPS first class mail with delivery confirmation and tracking.
International orders will be shipped by USPS first class mail. This does not include insurance. Once an item is shipped I do not accept responsibility for lost or damaged items. If you want to add delivery confirmation or insurance on international shipment, please contact me for additional cost.
International orders often have custom fees. Buyer is 100% responsible for these costs. Please don’t ask me to forge the customs cost. Thank you.
International orders will often arrive within 1-3 weeks of being shipped. Please be aware that they can take 6-8 weeks and possibly longer to arrive. I ship both international and domestic orders within my 1-3 business days shipping time frame. I will provide you with a customs tracking number when your order has shipped. Unless you request a different destination I will ship to Etsy address.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
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)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If a piece does not meet your expectations for any reason, please contact me by email or Etsy conversation within 7 days of receipt to request a refund or exchange. Shipping charges are not refundable. Items must be returned in original condition and boxed securely.
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