BEAD TYPE - MEDIUM BARKCLOTH BEAD SIZE - 2cm approx BEAD HOLE SIZE - 5-7mm approx COLOURS - WHITE, RED, NATURAL, BLACK & GREEN PACK SIZE - PACK OF 3 BEADS IN SINGLE COLOURS
There are 3 sizes of barkcloth beads from Mzuribeads Uganda – small, medium and large. These beads are very lightweight and come in several colours.
Barkcloth is considered to be possibly the oldest textile made by man and is an ancient symbol of Ugandan culture with the beads still be used for various traditional reasons and ceremonies. A lot of hard work goes into making each bead as they are hand rolled from strips of bark. The colours include natural brown and naturally dyed colours of black, white, red and green. Due to this time consuming process to produce these special beads they are priced accordingly. All are handmade and Fair Trade and weaved for a truly professional finish by a co-operative outside Kampala Uganda. All barkcloth beads are suitable for creating unique pieces of jewellery. They need to held to truly appreciate their lightness and workmanship.
By buying these beads you are helping Mzuribeads in Uganda which is a community based inspirational project moving away from charitable aid and onto the concept of business enterprise for sustainable income and development. Check out their website www.mzuribeads.com
As the artisans from Mzuribeads say: Our beads are 'Ethical, Handmade, Recycled and Ugandan' 'Webale Nnyo' - Thank You
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International Orders will be sent Airmail with Australia Post. Should you require Track & Trace/Registered Post please contact me for a quote.
As soon as payment is received your order will be shipped by Airmail with Australia Post. I ship worldwide and if you would rather your item be posted by Registered Post with Australia Post then please contact me before you buy so that I can provide you with a price for your approval. Shipping prices include postage and packaging. If postage & packaging is less than quoted when I go to my local post office I always reimburse the buyer and an email will be sent informing the buyer. Please allow at least 21 days for your package to arrive if you live outside Australia. If after this time you have not received your package then please contact me and I will try to sort out this problem.
Australia Post prices are not as cheap as in some other countries due to the distances that your package will have to travel. Some of my beads are of the shape that they can not fit into letter packaging and so have to be posted as a parcel. This does mean though that it is sometimes cheaper to buy 2 packs of beads as the postage will be the same for the 2 packs as for one eg large barkcloth beads it is the same price to post for 2 packs as for 1 pack. Another example is that it is the same price to send you 3 packs of paper beads as for 1 pack of paper beads. If you are in doubt please email/convo me and I will check out the price for you. Shipping costs include the cost of postage and packaging and I try and wrap your beads securely so they arrive in a good condition.
Should your goods arrived damaged please let me know as soon as possible and we will discuss how to rectify.
Paypal is accepted but you don't need a Paypal account to pay with Paypal. Just follow the payment instructions to be guided through the payment procedure. If postage/packaging is less than quoted when I go to my local post office I always reimburse the buyer and an email will be sent informing the buyer.
Etsy Payments now means that I can accept Credit Card, Paypal etc.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges 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)
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
If your order is damaged or you are are unsatisfied for some reason please email me and I will try to rectify the problem.