2 GOTHIC Ceramic Skull Beads, 16mm, 20mm, Hand Formed, Stoneware Clay, Ghost White Fissured Glazed Clay Beads, Cherokee Indian Artisan SA29

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GOTHIC Fissured Skull Beads, 16mm, 20mm
Reintroduced after a 6 month hiatus - these beads are AMAZING - each fissured bead was hand-rolled, and detailed facial features added - no two are exactly alike - TOTALLY unique - you wont find Stephen's beads anywhere else on Etsy!
You receive: (2) equal size (approx. equal size beads are paired together), 16mm - 20mm (approx.) hand-formed, RUSTIC, round-oblong-oval, ceramic skull beads. Distorted 4mm (approx.) beading holes run vertically - top to bottom - through approx. center of each bead.
UPDATE: Sadly, I have lost touch with Stephen, so when these unique and beautiful beads are gone, they are GONE.

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NOTE: features are highly detailed and rustic, accentuated by photo.

Composition: twice-fired, glazed, stoneware clay

Color/Finish: rustic white glazed, features accented with black glaze, fissured

Artisan: Stephen August, Native American Cherokee / Sioux

See cm ruler and dime in last photo for visual sizing. (No face features on backs.)

I feel privileged to offer Stephen August's Artisan beads - the rustic, earthy colors of his work, combined with the vintage stamped symbols are beautiful and a suitable expression for the feelings of pride and respect he obviously holds for his Native American heritage.

In his own words:
"I especially love these pieces because I create them in partnership with Mother Nature... While there is a great deal of unpredictability involved in the physical process, I take great pains to establish and maintain the spirit in which each piece is created.
I carefully protect a peaceful and positive feeling in my work space, in my home and in my heart..."

Average review
These are adorable!!!
Oct 20, 2017 by Deb Wilber
Magnifiques perles , la description correspond pafaitement.Merci
Sep 10, 2014 by Françoise le temps d'un filage
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Superbe, merci et envoi rapide
Aug 26, 2014 by Françoise le temps d'un filage
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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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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.

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.

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).

Although I will work with you regarding any concerns, MOST Special Orders are non-refundable, due to their customized nature.

Additional policies

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.