Faux sea glass lampwork bead set, curvy cube seaglass in pale blue / green

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$15.00
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$15.00
+ $6.40 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom

Features
Handmade
Made in Colsterworth, United Kingdom

Item details

These faux sea glass lampwork beads (set of 7) handmade by myself with Italian glass in a soft light blue, green colour that is reminiscent of vintage aged bottles and sea glass picked up at the beach.

Natural sea glass obtains its patina by the action of the waves and sand over many years, these beads have been etched by soaking in an acid solution which removes the shine and leaves a matt, non-reflective finish, mimicking the same effect. The acid is then thoroughly rinsed off.

The beads have been thoroughly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for strength and durability and then meticulously cleaned of bead release.Wound on 3/8” or 1.6mm mandrels, the hole in each bead is approximately 1.8mm.

After cleaning they have been etched with an acid solution which removes the shine and leaves a matt, non-reflective finish that is reminiscent of old bottles turned into seaglass by the ocean.
Each bead measures approximately 9mm x 9mm, bear in mind though that they are made by hand and eye only and so, whilst they are pretty uniform in size, there may be very slight variation in dimensions. The organic nuggety shape also makes them tricky to measure!

The curvy cube shape was created by roughly mashed the glass when still molten into cubes and then a couple of the corners have been flattened on each one and then fire polished for a smooth finish.

A note of the inspiration for this set is in my blog posting at the URL below:
http://soozjewels.blogspot.com/2011/03/three-glassy-things.html

All SoozBeads faux sea glass beads are in stock and ready to be dispatched immediately.



    Reviews
    Average review
    (11)
    Absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully made. Friendly helpful seller, would highly recommend =)
    Dec 17, 2017 by Carolina Sanchez
    Brilliant beads/service/packaging - as always!
    Dec 8, 2017 by jrlawrence1
    Beautiful colour. Subtle and lovely. well packaged and swiftly delivered as always.
    Nov 27, 2017 by jrlawrence1
    Elegant beach-glass styled beads of the most beautiful shade. I love them!!
    Dec 14, 2016 by Julie Wilson
    Lovely, and just perfect for my project. They are more green than they appear on screen, but that suits me just fine.
    Apr 2, 2015 by Terry Weinberg

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
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ALL POST AND PACKAGING IS A ONE OFF CHARGE WHICH IS CLEARLY INDICATED ON THE ITEM. ALL ADDITIONAL ITEMS ARE SHIPPED FREE!

Your beads will be protected by wadding and a cardboard box with appropriate padding. I will send you an e-mail on the day of dispatch.

UK:
Packages to addresses within the UK will be posted using Royal Mail first class postage with proof of posting. Under normal conditions, your package should arrive within 1-3 business days after dispatch. Higher value packages will be sent using Royal Mail's special delivery service (which requires a signature) at no additional cost to yourself and should be received the day after posting (excluding Saturdays).

In the unlikely event your package does not arrive as expected, please allow 15 days to elapse before contacting me.

REST OF EU
Packages to European countries use Royal Mail's Airmail service with proof of posting. Delivery to Western Europe should take approximately three days and Eastern Europe within five working days. A signature will not normally be required, your package should just drop through your letterbox!
Higher value European packages (four sets of beads or more) will normally be dispatched using Airsure or International Signed For, depending on the destination country and will sometimes require a signature at the destination. There is no further charge to you for this service and the package should arrive slightly earlier. If you are out, a card will be left and you can either re-arrange delivery following instructions on the card or collect it from the address on the card.

In the unlikely event your package does not arrive, please allow 20 days to elapse before contacting me.

UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Delivery to the USA is quoted by Royal Mail as taking five to seven working days again this is not guaranteed, in practice I find it takes 7-10 working days. In addition, packages may be held up at Customs and I have no control over when they release packages. Items to the United States and Canada will be shipped using Royal Mail's Airmail service with proof of posting. This service does not provide on-line tracking and a signature is not normally required, your package should just drop through your letterbox!. Higher value packages (five sets or more) will be sent via Airsure at no additional cost to yourself.

In the unlikely event your package does not arrive as expected, please allow 28 days to elapse before contacting me.

REST OF THE WORLD
Delivery to the rest of the world is quoted by Royal Mail as taking five to seven working days again this is not guaranteed and can take up to three weeks. Packages may be held up at Customs and I have no control over when they release packages. Items to the rest of the world will be sent using Royal Mail's International Signed for service and will require a signature upon arrival and on-line tracking is available, you will be sent the tracking number shortly after shipping.

In the unlikely event your package does not arrive as expected, please allow 28 days to elapse before contacting me.

NOTE: Customers ordering from outside the UK may be subject to import duties, fees and taxes which are levied after our package reaches their country. Glass beads do not normally attract duty but as we have no means of keeping up to date with all the regulatory bodies in countries outside the UK, therefore the customer is responsible for such costs. In the event our package is rejected by the customer due to refusal to pay such taxes or fees upon delivery, the customer will be responsible for any costs incurred in the package being returned to us and only the balance of the purchase price will be refunded.


Payments

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I accept payment by cheque for UK customers only, please bear in mind that I can only pay in cheques once a week and then I will then need to wait for payment to clear before I can send you your goodies.


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: 2 days 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:
  • Digital downloads
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
I realise sometimes that when purchasing items over the internet, there are any number of reasons why you may find it not exactly as you expected, or the item colours are not exactly as you anticipated, which can be due to monitor colour differences which I understand can vary considerably.

For this reason, I offer a full refund provided that you let me know that you will be returning the item within 14 days of receipt. Please convo or e-mail me to let me know you are returning the item so I can expect it.

If in the unlikely event your item is faulty, the reimbursement will be in full

Additional policies

I aim to provide the highest possible standards of customer care but if something does go wrong (I'm not perfect!) that you're not happy about, please contact me before leaving negative feedback - I'd really like the opportunity to put things right if I possibly can!

I understand the state of California has special laws concerning labelling of lead and other chemicals. I do not know which colours of glass contain lead and/or other heavy metals, I know that some do. I have no idea how to calculate what percentage of my beads (if any) is lead. Due to my manufacturing processes which may cause cross contamination, I cannot guarantee that any beads are free of lead (even those containing colours that are lead-free) and therefore when shipping items to California, I am obliged to place a Proposition 65 warning on all products which are shipped to that state.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.