These beads are 100% handmade from my home in Homer, NY. If you have never used ceramic beads in your designs, you will find that they add a completely new look that ordinary beads or manufactured ceramic beads cannot do.
Each is individually crafted.
You can check out my shop to see work from the past. I have been away for Etsy for quite some time, since I have been using my beads to create my own jewelry that I sell in galleries and shows. Hopefully, you will enjoy using my beads as much as I like making them.
SHIPPING TIMES: Due to the fact that I close up shop at 9pm Eastern Standard Time to package beads for next day shipping, anything ordered after that will go out the following day. I use the paypal service for shipping unless it is an international order. I strive to get my orders out as quickly as possible.
INTERNATIONAL: I will refund any significant overcharges after I ship your item. I am finding that I can't really average any overseas shipping as I can in the US. I'm sorry for any inconvenience.
RECEIPTS: If you need a printed receipt, please convo me with that request. I am trying to cut down on the amount of ink and paper (being green) that I'm using. Thanks.
I accept paypal, personal check or money order. If payment is not made on the same day or arrangements made on the same day, I will attempt to convo you to work something out. If I don't hear back from you within 3 days, I will cancel the order. Thanks.
Returns & exchanges
I stand behind everything that I make. I have not had any complaints so far :O) That doesn't mean that it can never happen. For that reason, please let me know if you are unhappy with your purchase and I will refund your money or exchange for beads at an equal value. I ask that shipping costs be covered by the buyer. Thanks!
To the best of my knowledge there is no lead in any of the glazes that I use. I mainly use commercial glazes sold by Mayco and Coyote. On occasion, I purchase glazes made in a ceramics supplier in Syracuse, New York who has told me that they are lead free. I do not purchase glazes that list lead.
With all that said, please remember that beads are not intended for children. It's not uncommon for children as old as 14 to put the necklace parts (ie. pendant) that they are wearing in their mouths. As a middle school teacher for 20 years I've witnessed girls and boys putting necklace parts in their mouths while in class. Please keep that in mind when purchasing any jewelry for children.