I am a Self Representing Artist Specializing in Artisan Glass Beads for Jewelry Designers and Collectors. I also have Designed the Garden Style Beadwork into Kits whereby I teach through my Beading Kits. My Handmade Glass Beads are now being incorporated into them. My Etsy Storefront specializes in all the beads in takes to make my Design Work.
I have Been a Seed Bead Artist for the past 40 years and a Lampworking Artist for the past 21 years. I have been Collecting Victorian Buttons for the past 12 Years working them into my Beadwork. I Love working with Color and Design through all of these mediums.
I am so very inspired by all the Beauty that surrounds me.... living on the Beautiful Island of Maui, Hawaii for the past 40 years.
My work is Earthy, Victorian, Floral, Primative, Boho and Whimsical.
Education: Factory of Visual Arts: Seattle, WA.
Floral Designer: 10 Years, Seattle, WA.
Beadworking: 40 Years
Lampworking: 21 Years
Owner, Lampwork Artist, Curator
I am a SRA Artist Specializing in Artisan Glass, Czech Glass Beads & Antique Buttons for Jewelry Designers and Collectors. I also have Designed the Garden Style Beadwork and Leather Wrap Bracelet into Kits whereby I teach through my Beading Kits.
This is a space where I can share the beads that I use in my my original bead designs and My Victorian Button Collection with anyone whom may be interested in them.
Please read my store policies before your purchase regarding your payment, shipping, returns and disclaimers and know that I do aim to please!
Please e-mail me at alohabead [!at] gmail.com if you need to contact me for any other information on any product or item that I offer. Please visit my store again as I so appreciate your visit to my Etsy bead store front.
Accepted payment methods
Please contact me if you need more time to pay or want another color in a certain type or color of bead. I usually carry quite a few colors in each type of bead. I can e-mail you that information if I do not have it up on Etsy yet.
Please look at the policies of etsy.com for more information.
All items will be mailed out to the address listed on the individual's PAYPAL account or information given to me through e-mail or phone. All addresses must match your credit card or PAYPAL account. I will ship out purchases within 48 hours of confirmed payment, excluding Saturday, Sundays and postal holidays.
I will be using 1st class US Postal Service with a delivery confirmation all orders unless you would like your package to go another way. Flat Rate Boxes are a wonderful way to ship most anything which usually gets to the mainland within 3 to 5 days! I use it all the time with no problem so far. Please let me know if you would like your order to go out Priority Mail or If you are interested in any other types of shipping and insurance..I all so do combined shipping...if you order a lot of different items...I will charge you only what it costs me to ship it with delivery confirmation...and if you would like insurance.... Please contact me before payment so we can arrange the proper fees for your purchase. A Flat Rate Box can hold a lot of beads or kits…and can be as heavy as you like for what ever fits inside the box.
Please NOTE: All Shipping Costs that I do quote on my etsy site are estimates on what I think it will cost depending on the weight of your package. If for any reason your package is over the cost I did quote...you will be responsible to pay the extra amount that is costs to ship your package. I only charge what the post office asks. (Plus the cost of a delivery confirmation) Which is put on ALL packages. If you are charged too much…I will give you a credit back.
Returns and exchanges
I will not offer an exchange due to the colors of the beads. I try to describe the item the best I can and do have a great camera to let you see the nice colors for you to see whatever it is that I am selling... Beads do come in color lots...so buy enough to complete you project AT THE TIME purchase an item. Some beads and kits could be not available again...they will be labeled limited edition. i do sell beads that I can not ever get again...as they are not making that bead any longer.
Much Aloha from Beautiful Maui, Sarah
Additional policies and FAQs
I now opened up my etsy site for everyone to buy larger amounts of my Czech and German Glass Beads and Beading Kits. Please let me know how many strands or numbers of what you would like. If I can not fill your order, I will let you know how many strands I do have in stock. If you have paid for them and I am not able to fill your order, I will credit you account right away. Thank you for your understanding.
All Hawaiian residents must pay a 4.167% sales tax unless you provide a State Tax ID and put that information on file with our store.
Pictures of Beads, Jewelry and Kits may look larger in the picture that what they actual are. I am giving you a close up detailed picture....so you can see the design of the bead or color...... I try to come as close as possible to the item that I am selling.
All Jewelry and Hand Made beads are Handmade by me Sarah Klopping and not made in China or a foreign country...they are made in the US. I all ways appreciate the support of those who want to support local or US Artists. All Handmade Glass beads sets are made to be close in appearance to one another, but they are handmade, so there will be subtle differences within the set of beads.
If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, please look again at our refund policy to see what we need to talk about and work out. I aim to please! Thank you again for visiting my site...I truly hope you visit us again. I will be listing new products each week or daily so please check back again.
Remember that these are my Original Designs that I have been working on for 38 years now in beading..and 18 years in lamp working (making glass beads)......please give credit where credit is due...if my work does inspire you, please let other know about me and my beadstore....that we all may benefit from one another....