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UNIQUE VINTAGE & MODERN Beads to create your own notable style jewellery!


Hello!

I founded Etelage in 2002 as a result of never finding the unique style of beads I was after for my own jewellery designs. I love inspiring all to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local...the joy of the maker culture!
Make it. Wear it. Live it.

My commitment is to source, design and invest in quality, eco, artisan and ethical beads and embellishments which will make your own designs notably unique. Whether you are a designer, a hobbyist or just love adornment, you will love creating with our beads.

Christine Smalley,
designer & educator
 

where we source our beads, stones and charms?

  • bohemia the former hub of bead and jewellery manufacturing in the 19th and 20th C. Think former West Germany and Czechoslovakia for vintage plastics, wood, glass, crystals and stones
  • Czech Republic - I work closely with family run and individual artisan businesses who practice time honoured, hand made craft traditions plus source vintage beads from original makers, having tonnes of fun in musty and dusty basements unearthing incredible vintage finds
  • Venice, Italy for glass. They are infamous for their glass production since the 11c, need I say more.
  • Africa for fair trade ceramics and paper beads from Kenya and Uganda

wholesale beads

Czech glass beads are our specialty. As the largest importers and distributors nationally we wholesale beads to craft stores,  bead shops and designers (including crystals, seed beads, bugles beads etc)
SHOP WHOLESALE: click here


creative preneur guides & coaching

As a small shop owner of 12 years  one of the biggest conversation starters I had from customers was “how did you start Etelage?”
My private tuition jewellery students and others I have mentored, advised and helped over the years have had access to my experience in small biz which in turn lead me to create several resources.

Now I want to offer exactly the same to you!

Free Resources: click here
Business Coaching:  click here

testimonials

“I have had lots of comments on the quality of your beautiful brass. Love it all!” Sue QLD

"Every time I visit Etelage I always find something different to buy." Mandy MELBOURNE

"Thanks so much for promptly sending through my order! I've made a necklace for my girlfriend in New Zealand and was able to finish it in time as I'm going over there tomorrow. Many thanks." Barton SYDNEY:)



***GENERAL WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small beads & parts. Not for children under 6 yrs old.***

 

Etelage vintage & modern

e: info@etelage.com

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