Here's a very popular item from Solaris Beads: murrini chips! These Halloween inspired chips are made with multiple layers of Orange, Black and Purple. The chips are offered in baggies of 20 that average 3.5-6mm in size. I've included some pictures of the chips used in lampwork, but the finished beads will not be included with your purchase :) Thanks for looking!
ETSY Payments: **PLEASE NOTE** If you choose to use the Etsy Payments feature to pay for your items, this will delay the shipment of your order for a minimum of 5 business days. I have always prided myself for shipping orders as promptly as possible, but only after funds have been received into my account. Now that Etsy has required sellers to use Etsy Payments, the funds are greatly delayed in reaching me. If you would like your order processed and shipped quickly, please use PayPal as your payment method. This is the preferred method of Solaris Beads, but the choice is of course yours to make :-)
I am Self-Representing Artist #F69 specializing in lampwork glass beads. I use Moretti/Effetre, CiM, Vetrofond, Double Helix, Lauscha, Uroboros and Bullseye glasses. Beads are soaked and cleaned by hand to remove the bead release. All of the photos are taken by me in my home studio and always depict the exact item for sale.
All of my lampwork glass beads are properly annealed in my Chili Pepper kiln for strength and stress reduction. Since they are made of glass, they should be handled carefully to avoid cracking, chipping or breaking.
If you are not happy with your purchase, I will accept returns within 7 days. Refunds will be for the entire purchase price, minus any shipping charges.
I use First Class Mail through the US Postal Service for all of my shipments. Prices are based on a national average at the lowest possible rate. I ship my beads with LOTS of padding and protection to greatly reduce the risk of damage or breakage during transit. Insurance for packages shipped within the US is available at an additional fee, but is not automatically included. Insurance for International packages is cost prohibitive and therefore not offered. Please understand that once a package leaves my hands it is the responsibility of the USPS to deliver it correctly and safely. Reports of damage or loss must be addressed with your local carrier. A reasonable transit time for US packages averages 4-5 business days, and International transit times are 3 or 4 times longer depending on their destination. All of my packages have a tracking number which I will be happy to provide upon request.
Currently I am accepting payments through Etsy and PayPal only. PayPal payments should be made within a maximum of 48 hours after purchase. Electronic Checks through PayPal must complete clearance before your package is shipped. Etsy Payments are handled through Etsy and take multiple business days to process. Once Etsy has credited my account with the funds, I will ship your package. Please be aware that this will delay your shipment by (on average) 5 business days from the date of purchase. For faster (24 hour) shipment, please use PayPal to pay for your order. If there are any delays with payment that you'd like to discuss with me, please send me a message within Etsy and we will customize a schedule. If an order is not paid for within 5 days of purchase, and no contact has been made with me, I will cancel the transaction.
Returns & exchanges
Sometimes a return has to be made, and I understand. Please contact me right away if you'd like to return an item - I will accept returns within 7 days of shipment. Refunds will be given when I receive the package containing all of the original contents. Please be sure to return the item in the sturdy cardboard box you received from me, with the padding that I included. All returns will be handled individually, so these statements are simply general guidelines - the details of your personal return/refund will be determined between the two of us :-)
I am currently not accepting custom requests at this time. I have found that only a very small percentage of custom orders are ever actually purchased. I also do not offer my beads at special "wholesale" discounts. My beads are created one at a time by me, not mass produced or purchased from others and then resold in my shop.