BeadBistroCrafts

2-hole/ pressed CZECH, SEED beads & SWAROVSKI

Suisun, California | 10453 Sales

BeadBistroCrafts

2-hole/ pressed CZECH, SEED beads & SWAROVSKI

Suisun, California 10453 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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* Orders will ship within 1-2 Business days.

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*** CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Due to rotating Canada Post STRIKES, shipments to Canada could be temporarily delayed. Therefore shipments may take longer than the usual 21 Business days before they are delivered. (PLEASE NOTE specifics under INTERNATIONAL ORDERS in the Shipping policies section below.)

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Last updated on Dec 15, 2018

Make sure to check out the HOLIDAY SALES * 10% & 20% OFF on over 850+ items through Dec. 17th

* Orders will ship within 1-2 Business days.

*** FREE SHIPPING - Get FREE SHIPPING on your Domestic shipment! (for orders to USA of $35.+)

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

*** CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Due to rotating Canada Post STRIKES, shipments to Canada could be temporarily delayed. Therefore shipments may take longer than the usual 21 Business days before they are delivered. (PLEASE NOTE specifics under INTERNATIONAL ORDERS in the Shipping policies section below.)

~~~ Coupon codes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
BISTRO (for 10% off orders $10+)
OVER100 (for 20% off orders $100+)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

COME SEE US at one of these upcoming BEAD SHOWS!!

2019 Tucson, AZ
** TO BEAD TRUE BLUE ***** Feb. 2nd - 9th
http://www.colorsofthestone.com/show.php
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I hope you will enjoy these selections of Czech beads, Swarovski crystals, metal components & more!!!!

While running a brick & mortar Bead shop with my mother, I decided to branch out & began selling some of my favorite beads & supplies on Etsy.

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

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    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 November 17, 2018
Hi There and WELCOME to our Etsy shop!

* Normal order processing time: 1-2 business days

*** CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Due to rotating Canada Post STRIKES, shipments to Canada could be temporarily delayed. Therefore shipments may take longer than the usual 21 Business days before they are delivered. While there won't be any delivery in cities affected by the rotating strikes, the delays are expected to be short. Mail delivery will resume the day after the rotating strike ends in that city, according to the CUPW. (PLEASE NOTE more specifics under INTERNATIONAL ORDERS in the Shipping policies section below.)
~ Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Here are a few FAQ about PRESSED CZECH GLASS beads -

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 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

GLASS COLORS & FINISHES -
~ 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

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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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS
~ A Refund will be given on a returned item when buyer contacts me within 14 days of delivery, item is in new/unused condition, and when buyer & BeadBistroCrafts are in agreement for a return 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 and finishes). Please do not return items without contacting Jess through Etsy conversations first. An Item must be returned in the same condition as it was in when it was packaged for shipment.

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 INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
~ 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.
Shipping
*** All orders will ship within 1-2 Business days.

*** CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Due to rotating Canada Post STRIKES, shipments to Canada could be temporarily delayed. Therefore shipments may take longer than the usual 21 Business days before they are delivered. While there won't be any delivery in cities affected by the rotating strikes, the delays are expected to be short. Mail delivery will resume the day after the rotating strike ends in that city, according to the CUPW. (PLEASE NOTE more specifics under INTERNATIONAL ORDERS in the Shipping policies section below.)

~ Most often it only takes 1 business day to ship an order out.
~ Please note: Business days do not include Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays.

POSTAL HOLIDAYS in 2018:
Monday, January 1 ---- New Year’s Day
Monday, January 15 ---- Martin Luther King Jr. birthday
Monday, February 19 ---- Washington’s Birthday (observed)
Monday, May 28 ---- Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 ---- Independence Day
Monday, September 3 ---- Labor Day
Monday, October 8 ---- Columbus Day
Monday, November 12 ---- Veterans Day (observed)
Thursday, November 22 ---- Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25 ---- Christmas Day
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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.

DELIVERY/ SHIPPING METHOD:

~ Expected delivery varies based on 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 service provided by the USPS.

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

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 your package was insured. ~ ~ ~ (please see INSURANCE section below)
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SHIPPING OPTIONS:

DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS SHIPPING with tracking

~ FLAT RATE price
~ Estimated 1-5 BUSINESS DAYS for delivery (can take up to 7-10 business days if subject to unforeseen delays.)

DOMESTIC 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 $30.00+ order to receive the FREE INSURANCE.}

$30.00+ order benefits
* you will have FREE INSURANCE on your package incase of damage or theft.
* you can use coupon code BISTRO for 10% off.
* you can take full advantage of our FLAT RATE shipping price.
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SHIPPING UPGRADES

* DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS with INSURANCE

~ There is an option to purchase insurance with First Class USPS Shipping. ***Please read INSURANCE policies below to decide if you want to upgrade.
~ ORDERS $30.00 + RECIEVE FREE INSURANCE

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** PRIORITY (DOMESTIC ONLY)
~~FASTER service~~

~ COMES WITH INSURANCE through USPS for up to a $99.00 order value.

Priority should get your package there in 1, 2, or 3 business days.

--- 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.}
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FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

Shipped with 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.

~ 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 45 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.

*** CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Due to rotating Canada Post STRIKES, shipments to Canada could be temporarily delayed. Therefore shipments may take longer than the usual 21 Business days before they are delivered. While there won't be any delivery in cities affected by the rotating strikes, the delays are expected to be short. Mail delivery will resume the day after the rotating strike ends in that city, according to the CUPW.
Please allow a full 45 BUSINESS DAYS for delivery. If your package still has not arrived after 45 Business days, I will reach out to our Insurance to start the process of recovering funds, however they may insist that we wait longer before compensation due to the Strikes at Canada Post.
Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.
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INSURANCE POLICIES

~ DOMESTIC PACKAGES of $30.00+ ARE ALWAYS INSURED.

~ You may choose to upgrade for shipping with Insurance at checkout.
~ You may also choose to upgrade to PRIORITY USPS Shipping for faster service as well. This option comes with insurance through USPS for up to a $99.00 value.

We cannot be held responsible for a damaged or lost Domestic parcel that was not insured, if it has shown delivered in the tracking. Please contact us, however, because we may make an exception.

~ INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES ARE ALWAYS INSURED.

~ UNDELIVERED PACKAGES
~ 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.
~ In the rare case of delivery problems, an insurance claim may 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. If one should refuse to sign the affidavit, the insurer may not let us continue with the insurance claim process. Failure to do so could result in denial of the claim.

REIMBERSMENT:
~ It is our goal to fully reimburse you for undelivered packages & your patience and cooperation is appreciated.

~ For insured packages ~~ a refund will be granted once the insurance claim has been filed (as long as buyer complies with our insurance policy).

~ We require (from the date of mailing) 21 BUSINESS DAYS for Domestic orders, & 45 BUSINESS DAYS for International orders, before we can make the claim for a lost or damaged package. The buyer is also 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.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHEN USING A COUPON CODE
~ Current COUPON CODES are located in the shop announcements section (just below the featured listings).

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 order on your Etsy 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.

PLEASE join BeadBistroCrafts' EMAIL NEWSLETTER
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More information

Last updated on Nov 16, 2018
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/ finish look like the beads in 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 slightly differ because:

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 a few Czech beads have clogged holes?

This is not a defective batch. Though you will probably only find this in 1-4 beads per pack, it does occasionally occur in pressed Czech glass beads. The Cottage Industry bead pressing process means a few defects can slip through during productions.
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 bead project success.

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 bead 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 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 descriptions 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 descriptions of each item.