Glass Cremation Memorial Big Hole Bracelet Bead - a beautiful way to keep a little of your pet or loved one close.
The ashes are encased in hot molten glass and sealed inside a bead to be worn strung on a chain as a necklace or on a P*nd*ra or similar bracelet, but do not screw over the central dividers, so they will be free moving on the bracelet. The bead will have a sterling silver core and sterling silver bead caps.
The bead can be plain - choose from the colour options (see pics for an idea of the colour) or it can have sandblasted black enamel paw prints (for an additional $15). They measure approx. 14mm x 13mm . This listing is for ONE (1) bead only.
After purchasing a bead, you will need to send your pet's ashes, and I promise to take good care of them. A teaspoon is about all I need, and I will return what is not used. This is a very personal item so please contact me with any additional requirements and I will work with you with regard to the colour choice (I've found that darker transparents work well and show the ashes nicely) and make a bead that you can treasure.
Inside the bead, the ashes cause a chemical reaction and create small bubbles - this cannot be controlled, and means that each bead will look different, sometimes with lots of bubbles, sometimes with very few. The pictures give an idea of the style of bead and colours, but your bead will be unique and slightly different.
Once I receive the ashes, it will take me approximately 2 - 3 weeks to make your bead - I will provide photos of the finished bead for your approval prior to posting.
Please note that due to Etsy's regulations, I am no longer able to provide this service for human "cremains" - animals only. If you are looking for a memorial created using human ashes, ETSY prohibits the sale of them through this shop. I do make and offer them directly from my website only.
Postage will be by Express Post with signature required on delivery.
All my beads are handmade by me using Effetre, Vetrofond, Double Helix, Lauscha, Reichenbach, and CIM glass in my small studio in Adelaide. They are properly annealed in my digitally controlled kiln to ensure strength and durabilty and the holes are cleaned to remove excess bead release. (Please bear in mind that monitors can show slight differences in colour).
SAFETY NOTE: All beads are choking hazards and should be kept away from babies and small children. My beads are made with glass and should be given the same care as you would give any glass object.
This item ships from Australia, and can take 7-14 days to reach Europe and the USA.
I care very much about my beads arriving safely to you and to that end, I ship my beads, well protected, wrapped and in boxes/padded envelopes..
I am located in Australia so please allow time for your purchase to arrive. I find delivery times vary greatly, I have shipped to the US and they have arrived in 4 days, and then the same destination took 3 weeks, it's so difficult to estimate.
Also amazingly, I shipped a bead to a lady in the UK, and on the same day posted a bead to Queensland, Australia - the UK bead arrived first!!! The world's postal system is a law unto itself ;)
However, sometimes because of routing issues and customs, please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. Customs fees are normally charged by the shipping company or collected when you pick the item up. These fees are not additional shipping charges. I will not put "gift" or a lower amount of value on customs forms. Doing that is against U.S. and international laws.
Beads by Stephanie accepts payment by PayPal only.
Returns & exchanges
If you are unhappy with your purchase, returns will be accepted provided it is returned within 10 days of receiving it, and that it has not been used and is returned in its original packaging. Returns are refunded less cost of postage.