Color. Shape. Simplicity.
Beads. They are colorful, touchable, sensual and tactile little sculptures unto themselves. They come from all over the world. They reach out and want to be touched, drawing you in somewhat unexpectedly.
I started my bead shop on Etsy after designing and manufacturing jewelry for many years. Now instead of designing jewelry I enjoy taking beautiful images of my beads and sending them on to happy customers.
I love being here on Etsy selling you beads. I have realized that my job is making people happy. How cool is that? I have SO much fun putting together your orders. You see, I have...... lots of beads hanging around. AND I know what it's like to be designing jewelry. You need LOTS of beads. I'm a visual person and I'm betting you are too.)The more you have the more options you can see.
SO.... as long as you are ordering a few different beads, I love to add related beads and colors to give you choices and ideas. Often I try to look and see what your favorite are so I know more of what you like. (and so many of you keep them hidden :o(
So.... have fun. Enjoy the color experience. Ask questions if you need help. I love to assist you.
Owner, Designer, Curator
I live in Portland Maine where it is beautiful all year round. I love color. Designing with color just makes my adrenaline rush. So much fun. I have a BFA and an MA in Art Therapy. I love to dance. I love to move.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
Frequently asked questions
Would you like to be on my mailing list to hear about sales?
Easy Peasy. Please just send me a massage through Etsy conversations.
Is the Sea Glass really from the ocean?
No. We call it "cultured" sea glass because it is made by humans. It is simply frosted or tumbled glass made to look like sea glass but you would never find anything like this at the beach. Some of my frosted glass beads are made from recycled glass. That's always a good thing.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PRICING- PLEASE READ
It can be quite expensive but there is a way to get more for your money. The shipping rate, including insurance) is approximately $14 to most destinations up to 8oz which is already quite a good selection of beads. Above 8oz the price jumps up $10 but.... that is the same price up to 2lbs! Now THAT is a lot of beads. So if you purchase 9 oz it is not a good deal because you could pay the same amount of shipping all the way up to 2lb.
I realize that you have no idea how much your order will weigh so if you go over 8oz I will let you know so that if you want, you can remove an item or two to bring the shipping price down..... or add to your order to take advantage of the shipping fee. I know it's not streamline but it is what it is.
Is that shipping price accurate?
The price for the first item is reflective of the price that you will pay for just one item. However if you have a lot of items, there is a small shipping fee added on for each item and that can add up to way more than the actual price. In this case I always refund your money when I process your order.
Are The Listed Sizes exact?
Most sizing is correct but sometimes there are small differences. It is odd but I get beads that are called for instance 4x6mm by the manufacturer but each manufacturer's sizes are actually slightly different but not so much that I list it a different size. I generally list sizes in whole numbers.
Are the inventory numbers Correct? Do I have more???
If you notice that you would like more bead than are currently listed in those dropdown menus, please DO ask. Unfortunately Etsy does not account for my tiered pricing structure. It's complicated but this inventory program takes 1 out of stock wether you order 2 beads or 100 beads. That means that I very likely have more than is listed. On the other hand I may not have multiple amounts on hand of the larger quantities.
So... it's impossible to keep these inventory numbers correct. And yes... it drives me crazy but I really like offering larger discounted quantities.
So... just ask. Thanks.