BeadBistroCrafts

2-hole/ pressed CZECH, SEED beads & SWAROVSKI

Suisun, California 15432 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (2890)

BeadBistroCrafts

2-hole/ pressed CZECH, SEED beads & SWAROVSKI

Suisun, California | 15432 Sales

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Jess

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Announcement    *** PLEASE NOTE: All orders placed after 1:00pm (P.S.T) Sat. Oct. 12th will not ship out until Mon. Oct. 21st. ~~~ All other orders will ship within 1-2 Business days. 😊 Please check your Etsy messages incase we need to reach out to you about your order. Thank you, Jess

*** FREE SHIPPING - Guaranteed on Domestic shipments! ($35.+)

*** Be sure to check out the 'On Sale' & 'BULK BUYS' sections for great deals!


~~~ Coupon codes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BISTRO (for 10% off orders $10+)
OVER100 (for 20% off orders $100+)
*** {PLEASE NOTE: Coupon Codes need to be applied BEFORE CHECKOUT. They can be applied during a STORE SALE, however; Etsy will only apply the BEST DISCOUNT to the order. (Either the Sales price or the Coupon discount, but not both on the same order.)}
Please message me if there is an issue with the coupon code. This is preferred over refunding the order later as it creates a book keeping headache for me at tax time. Thanks for understanding, Jess
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COME SEE US at one of these upcoming BEAD SHOWS!!

2019 Walnut Creek, CA
** BEAD & DESIGN SHOW ***** Oct. 25th - 27th
http://www.beadanddesign.com/shows/walnutcreek.php

2019 Oakland, CA
** WHOLE BEAD SHOW ***** Nov. 1st - 3rd
http://wholebead.com/oak19/

2020 Tucson, AZ
** TO BEAD TRUE BLUE/ COLORS OF THE STONE *****February 1st - 8th
https://www.colorsofthestone.com
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If you would like to join BeadBistroCrafts' EMAIL LIST
Please visit - https://lp.constantcontact.com/su/Fv8rvT5/BeadBistroCraftsEmail
or ~ just message Jess with your email & ask to be added to the Email list.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 8, 2019

*** PLEASE NOTE: All orders placed after 1:00pm (P.S.T) Sat. Oct. 12th will not ship out until Mon. Oct. 21st. ~~~ All other orders will ship within 1-2 Business days. 😊 Please check your Etsy messages incase we need to reach out to you about your order. Thank you, Jess

*** FREE SHIPPING - Guaranteed on Domestic shipments! ($35.+)

*** Be sure to check out the 'On Sale' & 'BULK BUYS' sections for great deals!


~~~ Coupon codes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BISTRO (for 10% off orders $10+)
OVER100 (for 20% off orders $100+)
*** {PLEASE NOTE: Coupon Codes need to be applied BEFORE CHECKOUT. They can be applied during a STORE SALE, however; Etsy will only apply the BEST DISCOUNT to the order. (Either the Sales price or the Coupon discount, but not both on the same order.)}
Please message me if there is an issue with the coupon code. This is preferred over refunding the order later as it creates a book keeping headache for me at tax time. Thanks for understanding, Jess
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COME SEE US at one of these upcoming BEAD SHOWS!!

2019 Walnut Creek, CA
** BEAD & DESIGN SHOW ***** Oct. 25th - 27th
http://www.beadanddesign.com/shows/walnutcreek.php

2019 Oakland, CA
** WHOLE BEAD SHOW ***** Nov. 1st - 3rd
http://wholebead.com/oak19/

2020 Tucson, AZ
** TO BEAD TRUE BLUE/ COLORS OF THE STONE *****February 1st - 8th
https://www.colorsofthestone.com
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If you would like to join BeadBistroCrafts' EMAIL LIST
Please visit - https://lp.constantcontact.com/su/Fv8rvT5/BeadBistroCraftsEmail
or ~ just message Jess with your email & ask to be added to the Email list.

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Updates

Lots more colors now available in the Kheops Par Puca beads ~ in 10g packs & 30g BULK discounted packs!
Check out the NEW LINK BEADS in this DIY design idea using Half Silky beads & 39ss Crystal Slider beads!
Check out this fun DIY bracelet design made with the new HALF SILKY BEADS!
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About BeadBistroCrafts

Sales 15,432
On Etsy since 2014

I hope you will enjoy the Latest DIY BEAD video above for a little design inspiration!

When running a brick & mortar bead shop with my mom I decided to branch out & start selling some of my favorite beads & supplies on Etsy. There are many great selections of Czech beads, Swarovski crystals, metal components & much more here on my Etsy page! I also do a handful of Bead Shows, where I have an even greater variety of beads to choose from.

I have been designing & creating beaded jewelry for 15+ yrs. Though seedbeading is one of my more recent endeavors, I love to sit down and take on the challenge of designing something new with 2-hole Czech beads. The design possibilities are endless with the endless varieties of new 2-hole, 3-hole & shaped Czech glass beads currently being manufactured in the Czech Republic.

When I first started beading, 2-hole beads were far and few between & usually they were of a Vintage German glass variety, but now they are making a huge come back in Contemporary bead work. I am always excited to see the new designs beaders are creating all over the world with these 2-hole Czech bead innovations.

SuperDuos are by far my favorite variety of 2-hole Czech beads to work with. I feel that the SuperDuo is to the beading world, as the Lego is to the world of toy building blocks. The interlocking shape of the SuperDuo makes it fit together beautifully in so many varieties of bead patterns.

I strive to carry a unique selection of beads on my Etsy store, mostly Czech (because it is my love). I hope you will enjoy the selections of Czech beads and much, much more in my online Etsy shop at www.BeadBistroCrafts.com

Shop members

  • Jess

    Owner

    I enjoy creating with beads & just creating in general. With a Bachelor's Degree in studio art as well as 10+ yrs. helping run a brick & mortar bead shop, I am proud to offer many wonderful beads that strike my fancy & I hope you love them too!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 8, 2019
Hi There and WELCOME to our Etsy shop!

*** PLEASE NOTE: All orders placed after 1:00pm (P.S.T) Sat. Oct. 12th will not ship out until Mon. Oct. 21st. ~~~ All other orders will ship within 1-2 Business days.

Here are a few thoughts about BeadBistroCrafts Etsy shop -

** Low price shipping ** We offer Domestic First Class Flat rate shipping from $2.85 - $3.29 ~ (Some items have a special low price shipping rate of $2.85). Domestic Shipping charge will never exceed $3.29 for the entire shipment. PLUS ** FREE SHIPPING ** GUARANTEE for all Domestic orders of $35.00 or more.

BEAD QUANTITIES -
~ Some Czech beads are weighed out by the gram (such as the SuperDuo and MiniDuo beads). The quantity of beads per gram can vary depending on the finish & size of the beads. Below are some SuperDuo & MiniDuo approximations.
20 grams of SUPERDUOS - there are approximately 250 - 290 beads
10 grams of SUPERDUOS - there are approximately 130 - 145 beads
10 grams of MINIDUOS - there are approximately 195 - 225 beads

PACKAGE AMOUNTS -
~ We offer smaller retail package amounts for those projects that don't require as many beads. We are now also offering some beads in larger package amounts at BULK BUY prices (Wholesale discounts of 40% - 60% OFF). Please check out the BULK BUYS section for these great deals!

GLASS COLORS & FINISHES -
~ To the best of my knowledge I will inform you about which beads are solid glass colors & which finishes are on these beads in the descriptions of each item.
~ We do our best to make our images as true to color & quality as possible; however, the colors & finishes of these Czech beads can shift slightly from the image you are viewing, for mainly 3 reasons:

1.) LIGHTING -
(the lighting by which they are being viewed can make the color appear darker or lighter/brighter) We do all of our photography in a light box with LED lights- meant to simulate natural day light conditions. The colors may look slightly different in indoor lighting conditions or low light conditions)

2.) COMPUTER MONITORS -
Depending on computer monitor settings, hue & color can shift slightly from our original image of the beads.

3.) PRODUCTION LOTS -
Czech beads are made in Glass Bead Factories, as they have been for many decades. In these factories the beads are pressed & finished. Glass colors are made up of base glass color & sometimes finishes to achieve a whole different color or effect.
Since these beads are made in production lots, each lot (batch) of beads can change slightly from a previous production lot (though it will be given the same color # by the manufacturer).
I do my best to inform you within the description, if to my eye, there are noticeable color or finish differences from one lot to the next.

QUALITY CONTROL -
~ Since many of these 2-hole Czech beads are pressed you may find from time to time, that one of the holes is clogged. Please check the 2nd hole as you are stringing each bead in your pattern to make sure the 2nd hole is not clogged. Though you will probably only find this in 2-4 beads per pack, it does occur, and checking both holes will save you from frustration when you are in the middle of your bead project.

Thanks & Happy Beading!

Please message me if you have any additional questions,
Jess
BeadBistroCrafts

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS
~ If you would like to return an item from your order (in new/unused condition and in the original item packaging)
* Please contact Jess via Etsy conversations.
* BeadBistroCrafts is not liable for return shipping unless the item is defective or not as described. High quality images of the items are provided however slight differences in the color/hue of the beads can occur. (Please refer to the welcome message for details & disclaimers on colors and finishes.)

EXCHANGES
~ Exchanges may be granted depending on the circumstance.
* Please contact Jess via Etsy conversations.
* BeadBistroCrafts is not liable for return shipping when buyer is displeased with the item, at no fault of BeadBistroCrafts' (please refer to the welcome message for details & disclaimers on colors, finishes and bead approximations).

OTHER REASONS for REFUNDS
~ Please see Delivery problems, insurance and reimbursement section below if you need a refund for any other delivery related issues, and please contact Jess via Etsy conversations with your concern.
Payment
Orders will be shipped once payment is received.

FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY
* Flat Rate shipping for Domestic First Class packages may vary from ($2.85 - $3.29) ~ Some items have a special low price shipping rate of $2.85
PLEASE NOTE: Domestic shipping will not exceed $3.29 *** FREE SHIPPING for all Domestic orders of $35.00 +

FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS ONLY - Each country has its own import/export duties and restrictions. All duties/taxes are the responsibility of "the buyer" - Please check with your countries importation laws for specifics on customs fees, excise taxes or VAT fees on item from the USA. We comply with all Import/Export laws, when declaring the value for customs.
Shipping
*** PLEASE NOTE: All orders placed after 1:00pm (P.S.T) Sat. Oct. 12th will not ship out until Mon. Oct. 21st. ~~~ All other orders will ship within 1-2 Business days 😊

~ Please note: Business days do not include Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays.

POSTAL HOLIDAYS in 2019:
Tuesday, January 1 ---- New Year’s Day
Monday, January 21 ---- Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
Monday, February 18 ---- Washington’s Birthday (observed)
Monday, May 27 ---- Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 ---- Independence Day
Monday, September 2 ---- Labor Day
Monday, October 14 ---- Columbus Day
Monday, November 11 ---- Veterans Day (observed)
Thursday, November 28 ---- Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday, December 25 ---- Christmas Day
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DELIVERY/ SHIPPING METHOD:
~ Delivery time starts when the package tracks as shipped.

DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS ~~~~~~~~~ 1 - 5 business days (estimated delivery)
DOMESTIC PRIORITY ** ~~~~~~~~~~ 1 - 3 business days (estimated delivery)
INTERNATIONAL FIRST CLASS ~~~ 7 - 21 business days (estimated delivery)
Please note: We can't guarantee these approximate delivery times. These are estimates given by the US Postal Service for shipping services provided by USPS.

BeadBistroCrafts will not be held responsible for delayed/undelivered shipments due to:
~ a holiday,
~ natural causes (such as extreme weather in various parts of the country),
~ an incorrect billing or shipping address provided by the customer.

RARE DELIVERY PROBLEMS
~ It is our goal to fully reimburse you for undelivered packages & your patience and cooperation is appreciated. Refunds will be given for undelivered shipments once our insurance claim process is complete - (when applicable). BeadBistroCrafts will not be held liable for lost or stolen packages if they have shown delivered in the tracking. If this rare occurrence happens to you, we can reimburse you as long as the package was insured. Domestic shipments over $40.00 are always insured, & the option to upgrade to Domestic First Class shipping with Insurance is available at check out. International shipments are always insured. Please note: Reimbursement can only occur with customer cooperation. ~ ~ ~ (please see INSURANCE section below for details.)
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SHIPPING OPTIONS:

DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS SHIPPING with tracking
~ Estimated 1-5 BUSINESS DAYS for delivery (can take up to 7-10 business days if subject to unforeseen delays.)

* Flat Rate shipping price for Domestic First Class packages may vary slightly ($2.85 - $3.09) ~ Some items have a special low price shipping rate of $2.85
** Special FREE SHIPPING PROMO for all Domestic orders of $35.00 +

SHIPMENT RECOMMENDATION
{LIGHTWEIGHT padded envelopes are at a greater risk for getting lost in the cracks during shipment. Though a lost package is a RARE occurrence; I always recommend making a $40.00+ order to receive the FREE SHIPPING & FREE INSURANCE with your domestic shipment.}
$40.00+ order benefits
* FREE INSURANCE on your package incase of loss, damage or theft.
* Use coupon code BISTRO for 10% off.
* Take full advantage of our FREE SHIPPING promo.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING UPGRADES
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DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS with INSURANCE - ** (ORDERS $40.00 + RECEIVE FREE INSURANCE without upgrading.) ~ Choice of insurance upgrade with First Class USPS Shipping. Please read INSURANCE policies below to decide if you want to upgrade.

USPS PRIORITY SHIPPING (DOMESTIC ONLY) ** for FASTER service **
PRIORITY COMES WITH INSURANCE through USPS for up to $99.00 order value.
estimated 1-3 BUSINESS DAYS for delivery.
--- For more specific estimations visit the Priority Mail delivery map page below on USPS.com
https://www.usps.com/priority-mail/map/
Please note: when filing a claim for lost or damaged priority packages with USPS, we are required to wait 15 days from mailing date before we can start the insurance claim process. We will initiate the insurance claim process & assist as best we can; your patience is appreciated. Please do not throw away any pieces of your shipment if you notice damaged or missing items. {The addressee must retain the mailing container, including any damaged articles, all packaging, and any contents received (including invoice). Addressee may be required to make this proof available to the local Post Office for inspection, retention, and disposition in accordance with the claims decision. No proof could result in denial of the claim.}

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
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* USPS FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL Mail
Deliveries generally take between 7–21 business days to arrive, although USPS does not guarantee delivery dates or times. Delievery can take longer for some countries or due to a package being held up in Customs.
~ DELIVERY DELAYS - Shipping times are an estimate only - If your package does not arrive in a timely manner you may want to check with your local customs and/or post office. customs can hold packages for up to 40 days. Your package is considered proprietary information and law prohibits us to call your customs office. We are also not able to see tracking of your package once it has left the USA. However we are happy to assist you as best we can should you need help.
~ DUTIES - Each country has its own import/export duties and restrictions. All duties and taxes are the responsibility of "the buyer" - Please check with your countries importation laws for specific prohibitions, customs fees, excise taxes or VAT fees. We comply with all Import/Export laws, when declaring the value for customs.
~ TRACKING - We are provided with some details of tracking for International orders, however the tracking may not update once the package is in route within your country. We insure all International First Class mail, and refunds are given for undelivered/ damaged packages if buyer complies with POLICY requirements of our Insurance provider.

INSURANCE POLICIES
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~ We are generally very satisfied with USPS as our shipping provider. However, accidents do occasionally happen during the shipping process; long after the package is out of our direct care. This is why we offer upgrade options with shipping insurance. ~ FOR INSURED PACKAGES ~~ a refund will be granted once the insurance claim has been filed as long as the customer complies with our insurance policy.

* DOMESTIC PACKAGES of $40.00+ ARE ALWAYS INSURED.
Domestic orders (without shipping upgrade or UNDER $40.00 total order value) WILL NOT be INSURED. ~ You may choose to upgrade for added Insurance at checkout.
~ You may also choose to upgrade to PRIORITY USPS Shipping with insurance (through USPS) for up to a $99.00 order value. When Insurance coverage is for a USPS Priority shipment, the customer will be the direct party for reimbursement from the package Insurer.
* INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES ARE ALWAYS INSURED.

~ In the rare case of a delivery problem, an insurance CLAIM may need to be filed. With your cooperation we will try to make it as painless as possible.
* If anything should go wrong during the shipping process, buyers may need to sign an affidavit via email from our Insurance provider. Refusal to sign the affidavit may result in denial of a claim. If the claim is denied, we cannot reimburse you for a lost, stolen or damaged package.

We cannot be held responsible for uninsured, damaged or lost Domestic parcels that have scanned delivered in the tracking. Please contact Jess via Etsy messages if you have any delivery problems.

REIMBURSEMENT
It is our goal to fully reimburse you for undelivered packages whenever feasible & your patience and cooperation is appreciated.
~ We require (from the date of mailing)
20 CALENDAR DAYS for Domestic orders
40 CALENDAR DAYS for International orders
** This amount of time must pass before we can make a claim for a lost package.

The BUYER IS REQUIRED to sign an electronic affidavit, confirming that he/she never received the package, or confirming damage. Once we receive the returned affidavit the claim process will begin and a full refund will be made once the claim is approved.
Additional policies and FAQs
COUPON CODE
~ Current COUPON CODES are located to the left of the shop banner

PACKING SLIP
~ We always provide a printed packing slip in all packages.

~~~ If you ever have any discrepancies with your packing slip you can pull up your original Etsy order on your profile (under PURCHASES & REVIEWS). Each order will allow you to view the receipt & show the discounted amount deducted from a coupon code or store sale during the transaction.

If you have any further questions please contact Jess via Etsy messages.

More information

Last updated on Aug 14, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How many beads are in 20g / 10g ?

BEAD QUANTITIES -
~ Some Czech beads are weighed out by the gram (such as the SuperDuo and MiniDuo beads). The quantity of beads per gram can vary depending on the finish & size of the beads. Below are some general approximations.

20 grams of SUPERDUOS - there are approximately 250 - 290 beads

10 grams of SUPERDUOS - there are approximately 130 - 145 beads

10 grams of MINIDUOS - there are approximately 195 - 225 beads

Will this color look like the image shown?

For the most part YES. However,
~ though we do our best to make our images as true to color & quality as possible; colors & finishes may shift slightly because of:

LIGHTING can make the color appear darker or lighter/brighter. Our photography is done in a light box with LED lights (similar to natural day light). The color may look slightly different indoors or in low light.

COMPUTER MONITOR settings, can cause hue & color to shift slightly from our original image.

PRODUCTION LOTS - With Cottage Industry production of Czech glass beads, a finish/glass can be slightly different when a new production batch is made. If this happens, I will tell you this in the descriptions.

Why do some Czech beads get clogged holes?

You may find this in a few beads per pack. Clogged holes do occasionally occur in pressed 2-hole Czech glass beads. This does not mean its a defective package of beads. The Cottage Industry bead pressing process does yield occasional beads with defective holes that can slip through during production.
The glass is molten and pressed with rods between to form the shape & holes. After cleaning/polishing, beads are then finished. The entire process for 1 batch of beads, start to finish, can take upwards to 1-2 weeks. You may find occasionally that one of the holes is clogged. Please check all of the holes as you are stringing each bead. Checking the holes as you go is common practice among 2-hole beaders & makes for happier beading.

Why are some Czech glass beads more expensive than others?

Czech glass beads are made of a base glass & sometimes one or two glass finishes applied to the base glass. There can also be cutting or fire polishing processes for certain bead styles.
* The cost depends on the base glass (raw material), the elements/chemicals needed to assist in the finishing process, & any specialty finishing/cutting processes.
~ For instance some Pink glass rods need a certain amount of Gold to achieve the hue of Pink within the glass.
To the best of my knowledge I will inform you about which beads are solid glass colors & which finishes are on these beads in the details of each item.

Why do some Czech beads have finishes?

Since certain colors or types of glass are difficult or expensive to produce Czech glass beads are often finished to achieve new looks. Glass finishing processes took hold in a time when the era of costume jewelry began (around the 20’s). Czech glass bead makers have been expanding upon these finishes ever since.
*** It is important to note that abrasives & chemicals in perfumes & lotions can cause these finishes to deteriorate. Keep your seed beaded jewelry separate from other jewelry & don’t wear these pieces at times when you may cause damage to these finishes.
To the best of my knowledge I will inform you about which beads are solid glass colors & which finishes are on these beads in the details of each item.

What's in a COLOR NAME? (Czech beads)

~ The 1ST part of the name is referring to the base glass color, such as Turquoise Green or Royal Blue. These are both opaque glass colors.
~ The 2ND part of the name refers to the finish, such as Nebula or Picasso. The finish will often change the hue and appearence of the base glass.
For this reason the color name may not seem how the color is seen. The name is often to inform of the base glass and finish. If a name is given to a bead by a Distributor, I usually use that Industry name for consistency.
The best way to know the color is by the images of the beads. I try very hard to represent the colors and textures of the glass as true to life as I can. Item details will say if finish color changes from a previous batch.

Do you have an EMAIL LIST?

Yes, I do periodically email out information about Sales, Bead Shows, Special Events, New beads & Patterns.
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Wholesale availability

PACKAGE AMOUNTS -
~ We are now also offering some beads in larger package amounts at BULK BUY prices (Wholesale discounts of 40% - 60% OFF). Please check out the BULK BUYS section for these great deals! Though most of the beads are in smaller retail packages, you can find some great deals in the BULK BUY section.