You receive: (2) BOLD, RUSTIC, amazingly oxidized and burnt, 20x24mm (approx.) raku ceramic, Buddha head beads with 2+mm (approx.) beading holes that run cross-wise through the upper half of the bead. Backs are flat. These are powerful beads - there is a very strong aura about them. They remind me of ancient, excavated relics or artifacts.
The bead is covered with a copper glaze, then removed from the kiln while the glaze is still molten hot and placed with a combustible material (paper?) causing the material to ignite and react with the copper, resulting in the amazing, rugged luster and distortions in the surface of the beads. (Interestingly) they are made in Peru! Please see last photo to view back and dime for visual sizing.
Wow. These are incredibly beautiful and highly detailed. The colors and finish are gorgeous! The package arrived so quickly that I had to wait to leave feedback. I'm adding this shop to my favorites.
Nov 15, 2017 by Cindy-Ellen Morgan
Super cool beads and true raku. Others call multi color glaze "raku" when it's not. Fast shipping, will purchase from this seller again!
Jul 4, 2017 by Susan Diehl
Beautiful - love the colors on these!
Jun 14, 2017 by Gwenyth Lafleur
Just what I needed and fast shipping. Thank you!
Nov 22, 2016 by Nancy
These beads are so lovely, the colours, the feel and I love them. Arrived well protected. I would highly recommend this seller to others, thank you also for the generous offer of a voucher towards postage of more items.
I have upgraded to 1-3 day shipping with STREAMLINED Domestic AND International rates, calculated at time of purchase. I offer USPS First Class International Package Service, USPS First Class Package Service, and USPS Priority Mail 1-3 Days.
I now accept both Paypal and credit card payment.
Returns & exchanges
PAYPAL: If I am refunding your Paypal purchase, please provide me with the paypal account name that you used. I cannot provide a refund if I cannot locate your order.
1.) CANCELLING PRE-SHIPPED ORDERS: a 2% restocking fee will apply.
2.) LOST PACKAGES: Full refund (including original shipping) after the required insurance filing wait has been met: 21 days Domestic, 45 days International, and 60 days Italy, from the shipment date.
Your lost order is NONREFUNDABLE 90 days from shipment date (insurance claims can be filed no later than 90 days from the shipment date).
IF the lost/late package eventually does arrive, please do NOT open, mark "Return to Sender" on the outside of the package and give it to your local postal service. They will ship it back to me, at no cost to you.
NOTE: Sadly, USPS does NOT offer a formal/written inquiry process for late/lost packages shipped FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL, which is the shipping method that I use, due to it's cost-effectiveness. This means that I will be unable to assist your postal service in locating your package once it departs the U.S.
3.) BASIC (not what you wanted): Full refund for returned items, not including shipping, or handling fee. (No exchanges, refunds only.) Please return item promptly, in its original condition (ie. still on the string, accurate amount in the pack, etc.), and re-secured in its original packaging, to receive a full refund. NOTE: Per 2014 EU Directive on Consumer Rights, International customers have the right to return their purchase within 14 days of receiving it.
4.) SHIPPED TO WRONG ADDRESS (with incorrect address listed on Etsy): Your purchase is non-refundable. Go to: http://faq.usps.com/ and click the blue link "USPS Package Intercept - The Basics", located under the "Hot Topics" heading, to learn how to start a retrieval process.
5.) ITEM IS DAMAGED OR MISSING FROM YOUR ORDER: Please contact me ASAP, and provide photo of the damaged item. IF ITEM IS IN STOCK, I will ship you a replacement. If item is not available, you will receive a full refund for damaged or missing item, (including shipping if it was the only item purchased in the transaction).
5.) SPECIAL ORDERS: Although I will work with you regarding any concerns, MOST Special Orders are non-refundable, due to their customized nature.
1.) I do not offer HOLDS, RESERVES, or RAIN CHECKS at this time, due to personal time constraints. I do not COMBINE ORDERS due to personal time constraints. (This seemingly simple process is actually VERY time-consuming for me, bookkeeping-wise, and I still do everything solo.)
I CAN create SPECIAL (bulk) ORDERS for you with prior notice and preparation. Special orders are (usually) NON-REFUNDABLE (there are exceptions).
2.) Please contact me via CONVO, NOT email. I may not see your request and/or concern in my mailbox.
3.) If you need me to alter your Etsy address, please contact me ASAP - I ship quickly - often same-day - if your order ships before you contact me, it will go to the address you have listed on Etsy. I do not provide refunds for orders shipped to an incorrect address.
5.) If you want a PAPER RECEIPT, please let me know in the comment section of your order - in an effort to save resources, I may not include a paper receipt with your order, unless you request it. A printable version is always available via email and in your Etsy account.
6.) Purchase totals are as listed on shipping labels, and cannot be adjusted by me.