BeaconBeads

Gemstones,Fancy Gems, large, primitive unique beads

Texas, United States · 7272 Sales

BeaconBeads

Gemstones,Fancy Gems, large, primitive unique beads

Texas, United States 7272 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(3015)

Announcement   SALE SALE SALE 25% Off orders of $150.00 or more! USE code 160ETSY25
12% off orders of $100.00! USE code ETSY12
10% Off $75.00 USE code ETSY10
If you forget your code, or dont input it, I cannot go back to adjust it do to accounting issues. Sorry!


ANY HEAVY ITEMS WILL BE SWITCHED TO THE LOWEST SHIPPING POSSIBLE, BUT THE NEW VIEWS DON'T SHOW THIS. I am very very sorry for the inconvenience to my customers. yOU MAY ADD PRIORITY WITH THE NEW PRORAM ETSY ROLLED OUT! iT RUNS ABOUT 3.50 MORE

Wholesale Strands and halfs now available. ( What I have listed on the sections is what is available for your wholesale pricing. I dont do the counting, so you do the saving!)

I do custom orders for handmade artists and jewelry makers like searching the gems shows for those special beads you need. I hand select my gemstones sold here. I do not buy my gemstones online or sight unseen.

We are honored to serve your jewelry needs. We strive to make each customer happy and returning. As a designer my self, I understand that YOUR customers count on your selection of quality gems and stones. And wanting their items in a timely manner We want to exceed your expectations.

Please see the policy page for info about where I ship to and how. I include insurance on large multi item or high dollar orders over 50.00. Multi Item orders sometimes will have a shipping overcharge( like you paid too much) and I will contact you to either switch to a priority shipping, refund you or add some bits of additional beads to make up the little bits of difference. I hate that I cannot give you a true estimate of your costs of shipping. I do apologize.


My Metal shop is at www.NcCrafts.etsy.com save money by combine shipping. Customer service is a priority. My Jewelry Shop is listed below ( cctexan3)
We Want to exceed your expectations!

Twitter cctexan3 Find me on facebook www.cctexan3jewelry.facebook.com

Announcement
Last updated on Feb 15, 2016

SALE SALE SALE 25% Off orders of $150.00 or more! USE code 160ETSY25
12% off orders of $100.00! USE code ETSY12
10% Off $75.00 USE code ETSY10
If you forget your code, or dont input it, I cannot go back to adjust it do to accounting issues. Sorry!


ANY HEAVY ITEMS WILL BE SWITCHED TO THE LOWEST SHIPPING POSSIBLE, BUT THE NEW VIEWS DON'T SHOW THIS. I am very very sorry for the inconvenience to my customers. yOU MAY ADD PRIORITY WITH THE NEW PRORAM ETSY ROLLED OUT! iT RUNS ABOUT 3.50 MORE

Wholesale Strands and halfs now available. ( What I have listed on the sections is what is available for your wholesale pricing. I dont do the counting, so you do the saving!)

I do custom orders for handmade artists and jewelry makers like searching the gems shows for those special beads you need. I hand select my gemstones sold here. I do not buy my gemstones online or sight unseen.

We are honored to serve your jewelry needs. We strive to make each customer happy and returning. As a designer my self, I understand that YOUR customers count on your selection of quality gems and stones. And wanting their items in a timely manner We want to exceed your expectations.

Please see the policy page for info about where I ship to and how. I include insurance on large multi item or high dollar orders over 50.00. Multi Item orders sometimes will have a shipping overcharge( like you paid too much) and I will contact you to either switch to a priority shipping, refund you or add some bits of additional beads to make up the little bits of difference. I hate that I cannot give you a true estimate of your costs of shipping. I do apologize.


My Metal shop is at www.NcCrafts.etsy.com save money by combine shipping. Customer service is a priority. My Jewelry Shop is listed below ( cctexan3)
We Want to exceed your expectations!

Twitter cctexan3 Find me on facebook www.cctexan3jewelry.facebook.com

cctexan Cindy

Contact shop owner

cctexan Cindy

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3015)
Carmen Turknett

Carmen Turknett on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great service! Product was exactly what I expected. Shipping was delayed (not long), but I was contacted quickly and even given a few extra stones for any inconvenience. I will purchase from them again.

ammybug

ammybug on Aug 9, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

It's ok.... from the photos I was expecting something with more of a centred druzy and hopefully a "hole". What I received was a bead that was mostly druzy on the top half with no "surrounding" stone. Don't get me wrong - it's lovely. Just not what I was expecting. But she also sent me a lovely free gift too.

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Lover Of Art, colors, Stones, Beads, Sparkly things and deals.

"If some of our item pictures look squashed or small, or the shipping price is not shown, or the shipping price is included in the item price, you, as a shopper ,are seeing one of Etsy's tests for a new listing format view. Our listings are fine on our end- it's Etsy playing- and there is nothing we can do. Contact us if you need help."

I made an ugly glass bracelet once to keep my mom company when she started making jewelry. She stopped and I kept going. I started the shop because I cant stop buying beads for my own designs ( I m a bead pig) I have to own a little bit of everything. I get better deals buying in bulk and I pass my styles and deals on to customers who cant get to big gems shows that I can get to here in Houston.

I am very lucky to go for the full three days 4 times a year. My wallet doesn't think so though. Neither does my partner. :)

I make shopping lists for customers, do special orders and even do negoiations right at the show for customers. I am really customer service oriented.

Ive ended up with over 3000 jars of metals and trays of beads right now with only about 1200 listed in the two bead supply shops I own. ... Keep checking back or convo me, I make special listings!

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  • cctexan

    Owner, Designer, Artist, Bead Hog

    started out as a jewelry maker keeping mom company with my glass beads and elastic string.. eventually ended up with real designs that go upwards of $70-200.00. I sell my extra beads, because Im a bead pig and can't stop buying at the shows.

  • cctexan3

    Shopper, Hunter

    Jewelry designer turned jewelry bead hoarder, ahem supplier. I love beads, and have a huge stash that is not all listed. please contact me if you are looking for something special. I either own it or know where it is from my Local wholesale dealers.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2016
I am a jewelry designer who buys in bulk for my own needs, my excess goes into this store and my metals shop, www.nccrafts.etsy.com I do combine shipping between the two stores to save you money. My jewelry store is www.cctexan3.etsy.com

I believe strongly in customer service and want you happy, so feel free to contact me with questions if I have accidentally left a detail off.

returns are accepted with notice within 7 days, as we want you happy

almost all gemstones have some sort of treatments, we disclose them if they are known to us.. Natural untreated gemstones are available, often in the rough forms in our shop, but the fancy cuts, the sparkling gems would not exist in our price ranges for beaders without these treatments, Its been estimated that 99% of all set jewelry being sold nowadays is treated in some form.

We encourage buyers to search out information on stones and care, to better serve your own customers!

Example of treatments known to be used in the industry;;;;;

bleached

The use of heat, light, and/or chemicals or other agents to lighten or remove a gemstone's color. This is sometimes accompanied by subsequent dying and/or impregnating to stabilize the resulting color. Examples: cultured pearl, golden coral, B-jade

coated The use of such surface enhancements as lacquering, enameling, inking, foiling, or sputtering of films to improve appearance, improve durability,provide color or add other special effects. Examples: some pearls, black star sapphires, some topaz, many beads.

"Chemical Vapor Deposition" - A high-tech coating that is commonly applied to the pavillion (bottom) of stones to change or improve their color. Examples: diamond, mystic topaz.

channel/pipe diffusion* The high temperature diffusion of coloring elements, such as copper, along certain channels in feldspars. Example: andesine-labradorite. *Research still in progress


dyed/stained The introduction of coloring matter into a gemstone to give it new color, intensify existing color or improve color uniformity. Examples: dyed green jadeite, lapis.

fracture filled The filling of surface-breaking cavities or fissures with colorless glass, plastic, resin or some similar substance. This process may improve appearance, durability and/or weight. Examples: ruby, emerald.

heated The use of heat to alter color, clarity, and/or phenomena. Examples: ruby, sapphire, tanzanite, aquamarine, demantoid garnet.

impregnated The impregnation of a porous gemstone with a colorless agent (usually plastic) to give it greater durability and improve appearance. Examples: stabilized turquoise, coral.

irradiated
The use of neutron, gamma, ultraviolet and/or electron bombardment to alter a gemstone's color. The irradiation may be followed by a heating/annealing process. Examples: blue topaz, colored diamonds.

lasered The use of a laser and chemicals to reach and alter inclusions. Example: diamond.

surface diffusion The outside-in diffusion of elements via high-temperature heat treatment to produce a layer of color and/or asterism. Examples: some blue sapphire, some star sapphire.

lattice diffusion

The heat treatment at high temperatures with elements that deeply penetrate the gem material to alter the color. Examples: padparadscha sapphire, yellow sapphire.

oiled/resin infused The filling of surface-breaking fissures with a colorless oil, wax, resin, or other colorless substance except glass or plastic, to improve the gemstone's appearance. Example: emerald and any stone with surface reaching fissures.


pressed The process of partially melting and pressing together smaller pieces or powders of natural resins such as amber and copal. Pressed amber retains the same properties of unpressed amber. In addition, it usually improves clarity and may have color added


reconstructed Small particles of natural material compressed and bonded into a larger whole.

stabilized Not to be confused with reconstituted turquoise, the more valuable stabilized turquoise is solid, whole turquoise that has been filled with colorless wax or resin to fill tiny gaps within it, providing a polished finish that protects the stone against breakage and discoloration resulting from exposure to skin oils, etc. Stabilization does not add color, but the color may improve as a byproduct of thetreatment. Stabilization only serves to protect the turquoise and help it retain its original, natural color.


waxed/oiled The impregnation of a colorless wax, paraffin, and/or oil in porous gemstones to improve their appearance. Example: coral, amazonite.

Zachary process Enhanced turquoise has been treated with chemicals, and then heated. The heating process eliminates any residual chemicals in the turquoise. Unlike natural turquoise, enhanced turquoise usually does not turn green over time.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
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Shipping
Shipping will be by USPS. I will get your order out within 1-4 days of Purchase. (If you order on a Friday night, etsy's system will tell you I ship by wednesday.( 3 business days) Do not be alarmed. I ship earlier than that! Monday mornings are big runs for me!

I ship everywhere allowed, contact me for rates if not listed. Some countries are not insurable or do not allow orders over a certain amount ( like 250.00)


### We Ship to Your PayPal Address Only . This is for your protection and Mine. IF YOU HAVE MOVED, please change your address with paypal first. THIS IS FOR BOTH OUT PROTECTIONS> I can help you with links if needed.

####We ship internationally! Love our International Customers!!

Some countries, however rare, do not allow shipment of some natural materials like corals or pearls, so please understand if I cannot fulfill your order. Other countries do not allow gemstones of any sort. If you are an international purchaser, I will check your country's customs information and contact you. ( or you can use the USPS site before buying)

Some countries require International Priority to ship Or registered mail to ship, which will affect your shipping rates. Again I will contact you. If you do not want to pay the additional rates, I will gladly cancel the transaction immediately. There is no other way on etsy to do the shipping rates right now, so I do apologize.


International buyers: Yall are responsible for those pesky Customs or Vat taxes. I DO insure your packages over 45.00 to countries covered. If lost, I will need your help in filling out a form to complete the refund process though.

##############Countries NOT shipped to due to non coverage by insurance
Afghanistan, Angola, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Ivory

Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), Liberia, Mexico , Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Sierra

Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela.

Any location that would be in violation of any U.S. economic
or trade sanctions including OFAC Restricted Countries.

Some countries do not allow insurance coverage unfortunately.. You are takin a risk on your product arriving if you insist on taking a chance as I enerally will refuse to ship to these countries.. I am sorry



INSURANCES
US
Insurance is included on orders over 45.00. for US domestic orders. I use Delivery confirmation most times. Rarely, we may need signature confirmation on your package if you live in an apartment complex and your order is large ( I hate missing packages, want you to get your pretty beads!) That means I pay a bit more for your shipping but you would have to be somewhere to get it, or go to Post office to pick up. Sorry. I am tired of neighbors swiping my customers packages!


FOR Claims Under the Insurance:
All packaging material and damaged goods must be kept in the original form as received. Packaging and damaged goods should not be disposed of, released to the shipping carrier, or returned to the seller before a claim is completed. Failure to comply can result in the denial of the claim. There are affadavits or forms that sometimes must be completed for the refund to be processed ( especially in high ticket sales)

IF YOUR ORDER IS LARGE, I may switch your shipping to Priority flat rate box at my discretion. If you are in Europe with a large order, you may want to do registered mail. Or Priority Mail, Contact me for the difference in shipping if you are interested. It is often not much more and has more security.



Tracking info on US orders is available on the Paypal/Shipstation invoice that will be generated and sent automatically to you when I print the label. ( usually about business 1-4 days after your order is placed)If you want a number or cant find it, please convo/email me!
Refunds and Exchanges
As I sell handcut gemstones, please allow for variations in stone sizes by a few bits. If you are purchasing strands there can be variations or inclusions on a bead . That is the nature of natural stones.

If there is a significant flaw or error with your order, please contact me within 7 days of receipt of shipment. I can't ( not that I don't want to) help you with a negative product three weeks after the fact, so please look your order over immediately. We can do an exchange or in some cases a refund if the product is not instock..

All refunds must be sent back in original condition. within 7 days
Return shipping is at the buyers expense, except in cases of defect. If defective I need to see pictures/talk to you before shipping back to me, please contact me at cctexan3 [!at] gmail.com for further instructions

Refunds cannot happen until I receive the beads back. !!!!!!!!
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you for your purchase!

If there are any unexpected delays, I will definitely email you immediately. (Customer service is my priority since I want your repeat business!)

( I do try to take sundays off.. Shipping is usually Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Tracking info for US orders is on your shipping notice emailed to you usually

Sometimes I must reach you for verifications on your address or order info, it may hold up your shipping unfortunately if we cant connect quickly, please try to check your etsy email box after your order!!!!


Misc blah blah tax guys stuff:
Tx residents will be charged 8.25% tax but it is already included in the price, which I pay to the State directly