Length: ~2mm, ~12 per 1” Gauge: 22 Quantity: 100/pkg, 300/pkg, or 500/pkg
A local and sustainable alternative to glass seed beads, these handmade North American porcupine quill seed beads are naturally beautiful! I’ve cleaned, trimmed, and cut locally and sustainably harvested porcupine quills to create these natural beads for your next crafting project!
Each seed bead measures ~2mm in length, or 12 per inch, with approximately a size 22 gauge. Porcupine Quill Seed Beads are sold in various amounts to better meet your needs. Choose from the pull-down menu the quantity you wish you purchase. Because beads are non-uniform, I suggest purchasing more than you will need for your intended project.
Due to the nature of natural handmade products, bead size, length, and color will vary. Also, some beads are not hollow and instead appear solid. This inner material is excess keratin (what hair and fingernails are made of) and is easily puncturable with dull wire or a needle. The keratin actually keeps the bead in place on your beading material and gives the beads a whiter color.
*Beads are very durable but extremely lightweight, please take care when beading to insure you are not working in a windy or drafty area.*
Note: The package quantities shown in the last photograph are respectively marked as 100, 300, and 500 beads per bag.
***All animal products are locally, legally, and sustainably harvested by myself or individuals I personally know. ANIMALS ARE NEVER KILLED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ART! The majority of supplies are obtained from motor vehicle collisions, and I see this as a way to honor these animals. Each piece is meticulously cleaned manually and washed with hot soapy water before being disinfected with rubbing alcohol.***
we have no porcupines here so new to me. Mandy gave me some good tips. waiting for the miserable cold days to start using when going outside is unbearable. arrived well packaged. ken
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Purchases will be shipped within 1-3 business days after payment confirmation.
Within 24 hours of shipping, you will receive a notification through Etsy which will include the tracking number of your package.
*~* Packages shipped through USPS First Class Package Services, 2-5 days *~*
This service includes tracking and merchandise insurance through USPS for up to $50*. More expensive items can be easily insured for an additional fee (usually around $3.) Extra services beyond insurance, such as signature confirmation, can also be added for a small fee at your request, so please contact me through Etsy to discuss your options!
*Sole shipments of FINDINGS will NOT be insured to keep the cost of shipping at a minimum.
*~* ALL shipping materials are reused or recycled. Reused materials include jewelry boxes, tissue paper, bubble wrap, and shredded newspaper. becomingSustainable hand-crafts all shipping boxes out of excellent-condition recycled corrugated cardboard! *~*
*~* Currently accepting: *~*
All major credit cards, debit cards, Etsy gift cards, and PayPal!
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
*~*~* The creator of becomingSustainable (that's me!) is passionate about building a personal connection with each and every buyer. *~*~*
*~*~*~* Returns *~*~*~*
If, for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your purchase, I will gladly refund the cost of that ITEM, which unfortunately does not include shipping costs or Etsy listing and commission fees. The refund will be made within 1-2 business days of receiving the returned product in its original condition.
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You're welcome to cancel your order anytime before receiving your Shipping Notification, given that your purchase has not actually been shipped. Please understand that a 5% Cancellation Fee will be deducted from your refund, a small re-stocking charge for additional labor and used shipping materials.
In the event that your package has already been shipped, please see "Returns" detailed above. I'm thankful for your patience and understanding. :)
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Claims for insurance purchased on Etsy are processed by Shipsurance Insurance Services, Inc.
If you did not purchase additional insurance coverage through Shipsurance, claims for coverage are handled by the USPS
*~* For hassle-free online filing of domestic claims, USPS suggests you follow these steps: *~*
~Sign into or create an account with USPS ~Keep your tracking number AND proof of purchase (such as a receipt or credit card statement) ~Insurance will be purchased onilne, so proof of insurance is not necessary
Please see the USPS website for further information: https://www.usps.com/ship/file-domestic-claims.htm
Note: All items are photographed before shipping to insure buyer and seller protection. If you would like copies of these, please contact me through Etsy!
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Each purchase is carefully wrapped and tucked inside a not-discernibly recycled cardboard jewelry box, which I've playfully wrapped in recycled tissue paper saved over many holidays and birthdays! This is placed inside a bubble wrap bag, and then in a handmade, recycled corrugated cardboard shipping box filled with shredded newspaper.
*~*~* Gifts *~*~*
Please contact me through Etsy if this item is a gift, and I will be happy to send with the package a personal note from you.