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Vic on Jan 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
As described. Beautiful. Thank you!
jdfo2z5k on Jan 1, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful bracelet. Love it. Great seller. Fast shipping!
Tim on Dec 15, 20205 out of 5 stars
Well made and very stylish.Will be a great bookmark.
Susan on Dec 3, 20203 out of 5 stars
I’ve ordered similar bookmarks from other Etsy companies, and was thinking this be the same size as the others. The piece that goes between the pages is short and scrawny. So overall, almost too short to be a bookmark. In addition, $3.50 for shipping. The envelope it arrived in was so small, I doubt it cost that much to ship. Disappointed.
Nicole on Dec 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
I love this necklace! Great quality and the cats eye is beautiful. It was packaged safely and arrived quickly. The pendant is a bit smaller than I imaged in my head even though I knew the exact measurements from the listing. Regardless, it looks lovely nonetheless! I would purchase from this store again.
rykey12 on Nov 24, 20205 out of 5 stars
Very cute. Exactly as described.
tc5002 on Nov 12, 20205 out of 5 stars
Very pleased with this bookmarker. Thanks for swift delivery.
tc5002 on Nov 12, 20205 out of 5 stars
Swiftly delivery. Makes a great gift for my granddaughter who loves books. Thanks
jla2151 on Oct 14, 20205 out of 5 stars
I decided that I wanted a bracelet to represent my 5 grandchildren. I really liked the gemstone birthstone bracelet but I needed it to be stretchy and without a clasp due to limited mobility. I contacted Candace and she was very open to my suggestions on the design. She designed a lovely bracelet. I received it in a very short amount if time and I am beyond thrilled! I plan on ordering again very soon. I highly recommend A Beaded Story and working with the designer,Candace was very easy and pleasant.
Cheryl on Aug 24, 20205 out of 5 stars
I can’t wait to give these to my granddaughters I live the card that comes with it thank you
Bracelets with a message
I have had my hand in some sort of arts n craft project for as long as I can remember. My fondest childhood memories are of Mom and I sitting at the kitchen table creating the newest fad. As a small child I knew my life would always involve creating with my hands. Through my life I have always been involved in a creative outlet either as a job or hobby. I am self taught in most of my ventures. My motto is "If I can imagine it I can create it" I have worked with scrap booking, pottery, mural painting, and various home projects to name a few.
I started beading in 2010. While in craft store picking up scrap booking stuff I noticed the shiny beads just calling my name. I came across a pattern for the Life of Christ bracelets in my local bead shop. I made a few and wanted to expand on the idea of meaningful jewelry. I sat down with some beads and a few poems and started matching the colors to significant words in the poems and so the Beaded Story was born.
I sold to friends and family for fun and a little extra cash. In 2012 I was talking to a friend about wanting to turn my hobby into a business. She mentioned that I should look into Etsy. The next day I searched Etsy and read a little about their service. I liked what I read and by afternoon my shop was up and running. I enjoy the freedom and the new customers I have found in this community. Since opening my shop I have expanded to birthstone jewelry, school and sports jewelry and other unique gifts.
We are always adding new products so stop by often to see what’s new. We welcome custom requests so if you have something special in mind don't hesitate to contact us for details on custom orders. We can make our poem bracelets to one of your poems as well.
Hope you enjoy browsing our store. Thanks for stopping by and shopping handmade!!
You can visit my Facebook page for special promotions and giveaways http://www.facebook.com/ABeadedStory
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be happy with your purchases and will try to accommodate any issues.
-You MUST contact me prior to return the item so I can provide you with return instructions.
-Returns are accepted on unworn items within 14 days of date delivered.
-Buyer will be responsible for all return shipping fees.
-All returned items must be in original packaging in unworn/unused condition - no exceptions.
-Once we receive your items back and they are inspected we will refund the purchase price (not the shipping & handling) in the form you paid for them as long as criteria is met.
-NO refunds will be given for uninsured items that are lost/stolen in transit.
-I'm sorry, but custom items are not refundable unless an error was made on my part.
-Returns are to be sent back with tracking number to protect buyer and shop.
- If you prefer an exchange we will ship your exchange items once we receive your original purchase in unused condition and cost of shipping second item to you.
If your item arrives damaged please contact me within 3 days of delivery. Damaged items will be handled on an individual basis and I will offer refunds, credits, or exchanges based on the individual situation. Refunds will not be issued until the original item is returned - no exceptions.
I realize that occasionally item do break, if this happens to you please feel free to contact me so we can figure out how to get you back wearing your piece. First 15 days will receive free repairs if fault of ours. We reserve the right to ask for photos and questions to determine why the product broke. If item broke on your doing we will be happy to repair the item for a small fee.
Orders must be cancelled before I ship item. If the item has already been shipped, buyer is responsible for all return shipping fees if they wish to cancel the sale by returning the item.
*CUSTOM ORDERS cannot be cancelled after 24 hours from date of purchase.
I work very hard at making sure customers get exactly what they have ordered but occasionally I do make mistakes in shipping. If you have received the wrong item please contact me right away and I will make it right.
Buyer is responsible for purchasing correct bracelet size. Any returns due to wrong size will be charged return shipping fee. Below you will find more information on sizing.
Paypal, MC, Visa, Discover, American Express
Payment is due immediately at purchase. Once I receive notice that your payment has cleared I will ship your purchase.
*All orders to South Carolina will be charged appropriate tax for your city and or county.
I ship daily Monday through Saturday. If orders are in by 10 am EST and are for in stock items they normally will be processed that day. Things do happen and occasionally your order may not be able to go out that day. If this happens you will be notified as to when it will be shipped. Occasionally we do go away from shop but this will be posted in announcements and when to expect shipping is to start again.
PRIORITY SHIPPING: (US Only)
We offer priority upgrade shipping for a flat rate of $7.65 inside USA. The current check out system charges .25 per item charge for additional items on top of flat rate of $7.65. There is no way around that right now. If you purchase more then one item and choose priority shipping we will refund you any shipping charges over $7.65 back to account you checked out with. Larger orders (15+) may not be eligible for the refund depending on size of package.
If your order is a custom made to order item (sports, school, birthstone, gemstone jewelry, change orders or other listed as made to order) please note that it takes an additional 24 - 48 hours for your item to be made and marked as shipped. This will bump your delivery time up to approximately 5 days with priority.
This service is through USPS and classified as 3 day priority. However USPS does not guarantee priority package delivery times. In most cases they are delivered in 3 days but occasionally it takes a day or two longer. We can not be held responsible for delays in postal service.
Orders within the United States will be via USPS First Class Mail with tracking included. Estimated delivery is 2-7 working days depending on where in the U.S you are located. Although most of the time postal service runs smoothly occasionally there are delays due to weather, holidays or mishandling at postal centers. It does make us unhappy as well but we cannot control these delays. You can check in tracking for when we posted your package and see if there are any delays. Contact us if you have not received your item after 7 days of purchase.
ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED ON ETSY ONLY:
Please be aware of what your country's custom VAT fees are as you are responsible for all custom and VAT fees. Shipping from U.S to other countries may take anywhere from 2 -6 weeks. Parcels may be delayed at customs, particularly at busy periods - This is beyond my control. Some countries do hold a higher risk of lost or stolen packages. We can not be held responsible for such loss after it leaves US border. Insurance is available for an extra fee if you would like to purchase please let us know before ordering. We do provide a tracking number that will show it has went through our US channels and then again when it has been delivered in most countries. Contact us if you have not received your item after 21 days of purchase.
IN STOCK ITEMS:
Items listed as ready to ship will be shipped within 24 hours or sooner after cleared payment.
MADE TO ORDER AND CHANGE REQUESTS:
Birthstone jewelry, change requests- sizing or adding of beads, charms may take up to 48 hours to ship. You can contact me to ask time frame before purchasing. Please make sure you leave a working email. If we need additional information for your custom order we will contact you. If we can not contact you after 3 days we will cancel your order until further notice. Any order without color choices will be put on hold while we try and reach you. We can not assume you want the one pictured as there are usually several pictured in our listings.
LOST OR STOLEN PACKAGES:
Please know that if your purchase shows it has been delivered through tracking and you have not received it, it is your responsibility to track down with your post office. I will try and help you to get it resolved to the best of my ability. I cannot be held responsible for stolen or misdelivered items.
PLEASE make sure your address on file is correct. Buyer will be responsible for any additional shipping costs incurred due to returned items and reshipping if their address is incorrect.
Additional policies and FAQs
********Bracelets not intended for small children under age 4. *********
Bracelet contains small parts which pose choking hazard. Buyer assumes all responsibility for any damage or harm that occur incidental to any product of or related to
any product purchased from A Beaded Story. By purchasing products "A Beaded Story" and its owners are released from any and all responsibility.
Our jewelry is considered upscale costume jewelry. Our products are not real diamonds, pearls, silver, gold or other gemstones. We do not advertise as such and it should not be assumed. We do state they are imitation glass pearl, crystals, silver plate or Tibetan silver.
To insure long life of your jewelry please take care in wear of items. Wearing in water, harsh chemicals, cleaning products, sweat, suntan oils, chlorine and dirt may harm your jewelry. If the silver plated parts become tarnished you can polish with polishing cloth but do not use cleaning chemicals. Our glass pearl items will scratch if put under stress conditions. We do not recommend wearing them while working outdoors, labor work or any rough situations. We can not be held responsible for misuse of our products.
***Bracelet sizing is subject to slight variance on custom orders due to number of beads.
***A NOTE ON COMPUTER MONITORS AND COLORS:
Everyone's monitor is different and colors may show up slightly different for everyone. I do my best to describe the item but be aware of the color differences in monitors.
Frequently asked questions
HOW TO GET RIGHT SIZE
Using a flexible measuring tape*, Measure just above (towards elbow) the wrist bone, then add 3/4" to 1 1/4" (1" is average) depending on how tight you like your bracelets to fit. That is the size bracelet you would wear.
Petite - 7"
Small - 7 1/4"
Average - 7 1/2"
Medium - 7 3/4"
Large - 8"
X large - 8 1/4"
4-5 Years........ 5 3/4"
6-7 Years........ 6"
8-9 Years.........6 1/4"
10-11 Years.... 6 1/2"
12-14 Years.....6 3/4"
GIFT WRAPPING AND CARD
All our products arrive in an organza gift bag ready for gift giving. If you are sending this item as a gift we would to include a gift card for you. At check out in the comments to shop section type " Gift" and sentiment you would like on card.
CUSTOM AND PERSONALIZED ORDERS
We love custom orders! If you don't see what you are looking for or would like a change on our listed items just drop us a note. We will be happy to work with you to create your dream piece.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SHIP?
We ship daily Mon. - Sat.
For ready to ship items:
If order is in by 10 am EST we try to process them that day.
Things do happen and occasionally your order may not be able to go out that same day due to unforeseen circumstances or higher volume times like the holidays. if this happens they will go out the next business day.
For custom orders:
Order may take up to 3 days to complete before processing. Please allow additional time during busy holiday times.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ITEM?
Orders within the United States will be via USPS First Class Mail with tracking included. Estimated delivery is 2-5 working days depending on where in the U.S you are located.
I NEED MY ORDER RUSHED. CAN YOU DO THAT?
Yes we offer 3 day priority shipping through USPS for customers in the US only. You can add it at check out.
I NEED MORE THEN WHAT IS AVAILABLE
Not a problem. Contact us with item and how many you need. In most cases we can duplicate item as long as we have supplies on hand.