Our Story

Many years ago, I took an earring design class while on family vacation in Vermont. I enjoyed it so much, I involved my twin daughters for a fun activity we could enjoy together. We ended up creating so many things we decided to make a small business out of it. Our first craft fair took place that Fall where I met a fellow artist who told me about the Etsy Marketplace. This is how our business venture began.
My girls created our name -- 3 Bead Designs -- because we were the "3 beaders". The designs have evolved from beads to more nature inspired creations and metal working. Each piece is designed and created in my home studio.
I like to support other small shops and most of my materials come from US based supply companies. I source the highest quality materials I can find and still keep my designs affordable, long lasting, and safe for sensitive skin.
I enjoy having a creative outlet and am always trying new techniques and materials. I am inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains where I live. Flowers, trees, and mountains are a common theme for my creations.
I love and appreciate handcrafted items and thank you for supporting independent, handmade shops!