Whether you call it exotic, traditional, or vintage, fashion wear designed with beads are definitely stunning. While foreign countries such as India, Thailand, and Brazil are best known for designing beaded blouses, many artisans of the US are skilled in this craft. As a creative person who loves any type of beaded fashion, I have discovered some of the best Etsy online craft shops that sell beaded blouses and tunics starting at under $50 and that ship from the US .
Destinationhome by Carole Barrett
Based out of Oroville, California and established in August 2009, the Etsy craft shop Destinationhome sells a variety of luxuriously beaded and sequin vintage blouses. My favorite item is “Vintage Designer Silk Beaded Black Gold Blouse Glam Rockabilly Punk S M” listed on November 22, 2010. This silk blouse is embellished with gold beaded flower appliqués and other gold, blue, and red beaded and sequin designs amidst a black background. The price of this amazing blouse is $38. Destinationhome also sells fantastic beaded capes and jackets. This shop’s motto is “When quality matters.”
Miluxstyle by Arwa
Miluxstyle is a great Etsy shop that opened in October 2010 and that ships from the US. It offers a variety of fabulous beaded tunics including “Black Cotton Beaded Work Ladies Kurtis/Tunic/Top” sold for $42 and listed on November 24, 2010 . This is a cotton black tunic with the neckline trimmed in gold beaded specs and appliqués. It is available in custom sizes.
Opened in January 2010, Karinsvintage Boutique is an Etsy shop that ships from the US that sells wonderful beaded tunics and dresses along with other vintage garments. Especially noteworthy is “Vintage Inspired Sheer Hand Beaded Black Tunic Top Blouse Size S-M-L” listed on October 14, 2010 and sold for $29. This creation is a sheer black silk Georgette top, with ¾ inch sleeves, adorned with an array of light blue, orange, white, and clear stringed beads that form an angle from the neckline to the waist.
Captivestudio22 is an Etsy shop, located in Virginia , that opened in February 2010. This shop sells beaded tops and dresses, one of which is “Beautiful Black Beaded Top” listed on November 12, 2010 and sold for $45. It is a lovely nylon spandex top with a scooped neckline and an intricate black beaded pattern.
Opened in May 2009, EshipShop is an Etsy shop that specializes in vintage items and sells a variety of glamorous beaded fashions that ship from the US . A great choice is “Hand Embroidered Halter Top, Beaded Silk Boho Glam” listed on September 15, 2010 and sold for $24. This vintage style, sheer-lined halter top is adorned with glitzy beaded embroidery and is available in size extra small.
These Etsy shops that design beaded tops and tunics give you an idea of the beading talent that lies in the US. Their marvelous creations will surely dazzle you and inspire you to either take up the craft of beading or add more beaded fashions to your wardrobe. Especially valuable, these Etsy shops represent affordable, quality handcrafted attire.