TINY Brown Short Bugle Beads, 1x2mm, 0.4 Ounce, Caramel Brown, Antique Venetian Glass Beads, Light Brown Tube Beads CV71

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TINY Caramel Brown, Short Bugle Beads, 1x2mm

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You receive: (800+) - 0.4 ounces - VERY TINY, 1x2mm, (approx.) antique Venetian glass tube beads in a lovely, caramel brown color, with smooth, softly shiny surface and slightly irregular, 0.5mm (approx.) beading holes.
Please see dime and cm ruler in last photo for visual sizing. These are TINY.

Note: you will receive these beads LOOSE in the pack - the century-old string that you see in the photos broke during the packing process and was removed.

These are authentic, LIMITED, antique beads, never used, made in Italy, about 100 years ago.
Possessing an incredibly rich, vintage color palette, these are truly collectible beads, the type that you purchase now to be savored when they are unavailable later, the bead that you would use in a "specialty" piece, when choosing to "shy away" from more conventional, easy to obtain, "modern" seed beads.

Some history:
These beads were made by the Societa Veneziana Conterie, a consortium of 16 independent Venetian bead makers that joined together from 1898-1992 and created glass products, in a huge brick factory on the island of Murano, Italy.

The beads were hugely popular world-wide, especially in the 1920's and 30's, yet the Societa became comfortable after years of prosperity and failed to prepare for the inevitable change in tastes of today's consumer and the rising costs of energy, transportation and labor.

They shut down in 1992, selling 7 tons of antique bead inventory.

I have had the huge privilege of locating and purchasing a small cache of these beads, which EthnicBeadShop is making available to you for a limited time. Enjoy!

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Very happy customer
Jan 3, 2018 by Kel Maffit
Just what I was looking for
Dec 16, 2017 by mary wharton
Jun 15, 2017 by Dawna Jones
Quality items from a quality seller. What more can you ask for?
Mar 14, 2017 by Kat
Love the earthly color, nice.
Mar 19, 2016 by Debbie

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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.