New “Pandora-style” bead from Generation Gems
July 28, 2010
I’ve written about Generation Gems before…I LOVE their engraved beads for brag bracelets, and the customer service I get from Toni and the crew is absolutely the best.
Last Wednesday, I got a Convo on Etsy (Convos are Etsy’s version of a private message) from a gal who wanted to order a brag bracelet for her mom’s birthday…and it was a rush order. She needed it by July 30 – and usually I require 3 weeks lead time to order, receive, create, and mail one off!
I called Generation Gems, talked to Toni, and we figured out a plan of action. While I was on the phone with her, she mentioned that they had some new engraved beads and new fonts for engraving. The following day, I ordered three hematite beads for my customer…and I received my order on Monday! I had an out of town guest Monday evening, so I didn’t get a chance to open the box and work on the bracelet, but I got up early this morning to work on it, so that it could be mailed out today.
Opened my package, and had a great surprise! Not only were my beads in the box (carefully packaged, like always!) but Toni had also included a sample of the new “Reflections” bead!
The Reflections Bead looks like a nut you’d buy in a hardware store, but with a smooth center instead of threaded…and made from sterling silver. And engraved with names and birth dates on the four sides! The hole is large enough for a Pandora-style bracelet, Viking Knit or other bangle type bracelet. The square shape is unique – it’s very industrial-looking.
At $50 per bead (retail), the beads are a little pricey, but what an original gift! I can definitely see Generations Gems’ Reflection Bead as something to be handed down…for generations!
And that brag bracelet? Done and on it’s way to Tennessee. I hope the recipient loves her new work of art!