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I am available by email to answer a question but orders will not be shipped until after May 26, 2018.
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Love bright colors?? Turquoise Lampwork Headpins with raised Orange Dots perfect for those who love texture.
They are made of glass right in the flame of a torch, on my workbench. The wire that starts out about 4 inches long, or a bit longer. The final usable portion of these headpins is between 3 and 3/4" to almost 4".
2 total headpins in the listing
Perfect for earrings, addition to a bracelet or necklace design. Simply wrap a loop and attach to your selected piece.
I have been lampworking since 2005, when I was bitten by the glass bug!
All of my beads are handmade by me in my home studio in Portland, OR. The beads go right from the torch into a kiln, where the annealing is controlled by a digital timer. Annealing allows any internal stresses in the glass, to be slowly released, as the beads cool. This increases the durability of the glass and prevents breakage. The beads are then gently and thoroughly cleaned.
I package them carefully for shipping so they will arrive safe and sound to you.
Lastly, I am a Self Representing Artist, L-34. This means that I create my own Lampwork beads one at a time in my own studio. The SRA designation means that I have a high level of quality associated with my Lampwork and will always guarantee my beads. When you buy from an SRA artist, you are directly supporting the artist. I would never sell mass produced beads as an SRA artist. Visit the SRA website to learn more about this project. http://www.self-representing-artist.com/
Please convo me before you pay if you require expedited or international shipping.
Your in stock purchase is shipped out in no more than 2 days by First Class mail with a delivery confirmation through Etsy or Paypal. If you have ordered a custom item, it may take as long as two weeks to ship. I am happy to stay in touch and give you updates as to the progress of your item and will send delivery tracking when it ships.
If you prefer to have your item shipped by any way other First Class USPS, please send me a message or select upgraded shipping options. If necessary, I will invoice you the difference through PayPal. The security of your shipment and delivery options is your responsibility.
I only accept PayPal or Etsy Paypal Credit Card Processing payments on International orders.
I cannot be financially responsible for shipments that cannot be tracked from the USA. If you can provide an address within the USA that will forward a package to you, then I will mail it to the US address. Otherwise it is highly suggested that you select USPS Priority International for the added security of tracking and insurance. I will not refund your payment if your shipment is lost between leaving my door and traveling to you, if you do not select a trackable delivery service. Yes, it's more expensive but so is replacing the items you just purchased.
With International Priority via the USPS. I'm able to provide a tracking number when your order has shipped.
VAT TAXES and IMPORT DUTY FEES:
PLEASE NOTE; If your country charges a Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported goods it is your responsibility to pay this. Orders shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country for the purchase price. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country.
Additional charges for customs clearance are your responsibility. I have no way of knowing what the VAT or customs charges are in your country.
If you are an international (outside of the United States) customer and are not familiar with your countries VAT or customs charges please research them and make yourself aware before purchasing. Your item will be shipped First Class International or Priority International, USPS. I am unable to mark your item as a gift when filling put the customs forms. If your country charges a VAT (value added tax) on imported goods it will be your responsibility to pay this. Any other fees such as custom fees or duty fees, will also be your responsibility.
Your purchase will be carefully wrapped and then placed in box within a padded envelope, or shipping box. International orders will be shipped in a box for an additional measure of security and to prevent possible breakage. Please let me know if your items need to be gift wrapped.
Payment is expected at the time of purchase. I prefer Paypal and all major credit cards through Direct Checkout. For Domestic orders I will accept checks or money orders but I'll hold your purchase until after your check clears. Please contact me to pay this way.
For International orders I am only able to accept Paypal or Direct Checkout.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
I am big on customer service. It's a very important part of a successful relationship between seller and customer. If you have any questions about your purchase or want to return or exchange it, please convo me right away. There are always small differences between monitor colors so if you're trying to match something and can't tell if the colors are exact, convo me with a picture prior to your purchase and I'll see what I can do to help clarify any questions you may have. Sometimes things don't fit the way you envisioned. Refunds will not include your shipping expenses, but only the cost of the merchandise you purchased.
There will be no refunds on merchandise lost in the mail. I apologize, but cannot refund money on shipments that are not trackable.
Contact me if you need a special color or design! I enjoy trying to create that special item a customer is needing. If you'd like a pendant wrapped with a silver wire and a bail (the loop that holds your chain) attached, let me know and I'll send you the price for any extras, and invoice through PayPal as necessary or list as a Reserved Listing. These generally run between $10 and $15 depending upon the style and size of the bail. I'd be happy to send you a picture of what this might look like.
I hope I've covered everything, but if I've missed what you're looking for, please ask. I'm more than happy to help you find the perfect bead or finding.