It all began as a way to get rid of a bunch of charms....
Just over 5 years ago Glen and I decided to run away from the daily stresses and grind of life and build our dream house on a piece of rural beachfront property in beautiful PEI Canada.
Over the years we had built a successful gift / gourmet food store and a wholesale jewelry business... our kids were away at school and although we were relatively young... the thought was retirement... a slower pace of life!
As we were going through "stuff", we decided to get rid of a number of boxes of charms and beads left over from our wholesale jewelry designs. Etsy seemed like the perfect place.
Fast forward... the stock sold and sold and sold... we bought more and more... and Bohemian Findings was born. When we moved a year later, half the moving truck was charms!
Today we are living on the beach with our two Westies... Sparky insisted on being the company figurehead and Sassy... well she's just a diva with an attitude. We are assisted by some terrific local Moms who pick and pack your orders... they are true gems!
All of us are truly grateful for Etsy and the opportunity it has given us especially in a very rural area where jobs are very hard to come by; and all our wonderful customers...
...and that retirement...on hold for now....
Is this just not the craziest story you have ever heard?
So here we are… 4 years later… still living in beautiful rural PEI. BUT, our shop (thanks to you), has exploded and we ship to all parts of the world… who would have ever thought?
We are still housed in the old elementary school in a town of 310 people – in an area dominated by hard working farmers and fishermen and the best lobster in the world – sorry Maine….!
We now are a team of 14 people working our hardest to fill every order and surpass your expectations.
This is the beauty and potential of Etsy. Creating entrepreneurship and jobs anywhere… and for that, we remain so very grateful and thankful!
…Sparky especially so, as it keeps him in dog biscuits...
CEO Sparky and Hope
Hope's main job is to keep Sparky happy... which means making sure no one disturbs his Highness's snooze time. In between, she does all the sourcing of new and exciting products.
Andy keeps the business running smoothly... shipping, customer service, coordination, accounting, and everything in between... he's the guy behind all the fulfillment! Having grown up in the business, he is the "better half" of the Hope/Sparky team!
Operations, Customer Service
Sparky needed more help as our shop grew! So he convinced Meredith to move cross country with her family to manage the day to day operations. She is a wonder - oversees the team & helps our customers. Sparky now has his naps back = everybody happy!
Customer Service, Social Media
Jerina is that lovely, friendly person on the other end of your convos and emails... answering questions and solving problems... shipping, newsletters, social media too... As our most senior staff she is the glue that holds most days together!
Gabrielle is another one of our local Mom's and her bubbly personality fits in perfectly with the group! We can always count on her to do those big bead orders and what's more.. she RARELY makes a mistake - and never lets the rest of us forget it!
Holly is the fun and funky personality behind our custom designed charms! She is a true bohemian spirit, and the crazier the idea, the more she loves the challenge!
All the way from Ontario, Julio has moved next door to the shop and is whipping our stock into shape with his years of expertise in inventory control! Luckily inventory management is not Julio’s only skill he shares... he cooks too!
Kelsey is the most serious and quietest member of the team - something the rest of us could learn from! She is responsible for convos in the evening and makes sure that the shop keeps running smoothly during the later hours of the day!
Ryan is such a welcomed addition to our team! Commuting every day from town to ship your orders and help with order fulfillment. We all count on him more than he’ll ever know!
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
I don't accept exchanges
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
Frequently asked questions
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
Yes we do!
20% OFF Orders $400.00 USD and over Code is Rebate20
15% OFF Orders $200.00 to $399.99 USD Code is Rebate15
10% OFF Orders $100.00 to $199.99 USD Code is Rebate10
5% OFF Orders $50.00 to $99.99 USD Code is Rebate5
(applies to your total invoice before shipping costs)
Discounts must be taken at the time of ordering...
I HAVE A LARGE ORDER IN MY CART, AND SHIPPING SEEMS UNREASONABLE. WILL IT REALLY COST THAT MUCH?
I understand... and yes, on larger orders, the shipping calculator and the total is incorrect and usually too high... sadly it penalizes larger orders and multiples.
We always refund your over shipping paid. Please contact us directly if you prefer the most cost efficient shipping option, or the shipping option that does not require a signature upon delivery.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SHIP TO THE US? WILL I HAVE TO PAY DUTY FEES?
Although we are in Canada, we take our orders over the border to the post office in Calais Maine 3-5 times a week... and use USPS with tracking in the US.
There are no duty fees or taxes due on delivery.
Once your order clears US customs it will take 3 to 6 working days delivery. The whole process takes 5 to 10 days by first class mail.
I NEED MY ORDER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. DO YOU OFFER SHIPPING UPGRADES?
We always suggest upgrading your shipping if you have a strict deadline.
Our shipping upgrades are available here:
USPS Priority takes 3-5 working days, and we offer FedEx 2 day and overnight.
For our Canadian clients, we offer expedited (2-7 working days), Xpresspost (1-3 working days) and FedEx 2 day service. Please contact us about FedEx, as it is not available in more rural areas.
We do offer USPS Priority for our international clients. Please contact us for a quote for FedEx international economy (1 week) or priority (2-3 day) delivery.
DO YOU CARRY ANY COPYRIGHTED CHARMS?
We take great pride in sourcing a huge variety of unusual charms.
That said... we also take copyright infringement very seriously here at Bohemian Findings. We make every attempt to insure that the charms we sell are not in violation of any copyright or trademarked design from any company or artist.
If you see a charm on our page that you feel is a copy of your design, please convo us and we will work with you to remove the charm - not just from our shop - but from the supply source as well.
I AM LOCATED IN THE EU. DO YOUR PRICES INCLUDE VAT?
No. We are not registered to collect VAT. You will be responsible for any associated VAT and handling charges that are levied by your government or postal service.
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