These beads were new to America when I first listed them and now are a hot item! This is the kind of bead that you look at and wonder how the Czechs can possibly sell these beads so inexpensively, given the labor-intensive process involved, which is four-step: First, the base bead is made. Then a permanent coating is applied. Finally, the beads have to be put in place by hand to prepare for the etching process; once one side is etched, they are manually flipped to etch the reverse side. They are as labor-intensive as they are beautiful, and I just couldn't resist breaking the budget on them. If they are matte, then a fifth step is involved to create the matte finish.
Please note that, some being iridescent, photographing these beads was close to impossible to capture the true coloring of the beads. Suffice it to say that they read differently from different angles and under different lights. The photos you see are as close to reality as I can make them and look representative on my screen. However, monitors differ, so please be aware that they may look different to you in person.
This listing is as follows:
8 (eight) 19mm Matte finish, crystal AB atop translucent lavender base bead Checkerboard
I may have additional strands available, but please convo me first. If they sell out at the shop, then I'll have only this strand for Etsy.
Many thanks for visiting, and have a stellar day!
PS: Overseas shipping, when overestimated, is refunded. I have been consistently underestimating shipping and have paid out of my own pocket for it. But please rest assure that any over-charge will be refunded. Thanks for understanding. I ship via First Class International Packet with tracking, which is one step above the lowest cost shipping. It's more expensive but more predictable and traceable if lost.
I ship via first class USPS with tracking and first class international mail with customs forms for most items and usually get your order shipped within three days, at most. I email a notification from Endicia with tracking information. Insurance is highly suggested! I will not reimburse or replace items that are lost through no fault of my own. Thanks for understanding.
Please pay through PayPal or Etsy online payments within seven days of purchase. Thank you!
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Returns are not accepted except under extreme circumstances. Each person's request is considered on a case-by-case basis.
For many of the items I carry, I have back-up stock. If you wish to buy more than is listed, please convo me and I will list a reserve lot for you.