Announcement   Bowerbirds, your source for lovely Czech glass beads and findings. For your browsing pleasure, I have arranged beads by color after first page.

If you're looking for and not finding your particular beads, tell me. If I have it in stock, I could list it upon request. Convo me with your bead wishes.

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Bowerbirds accepts Etsy cards, PayPal, and all major credit cards.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 25, 2018

Bowerbirds, your source for lovely Czech glass beads and findings. For your browsing pleasure, I have arranged beads by color after first page.

If you're looking for and not finding your particular beads, tell me. If I have it in stock, I could list it upon request. Convo me with your bead wishes.

Save money --use our Daily Coupon Codes upon checkout!
Enter 10OFF80 (for 10% off orders $80 or more)
Enter 13OFF200 (for 13% off orders $200 or more)

Bowerbirds accepts Etsy cards, PayPal, and all major credit cards.

Kathryn Jolly

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Kathryn Jolly

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About

All bowerbirds spend their lives either making or choosing beauty, so I named my business after them.

Czech beads: Beads that glow under UV light. The inner light in opaline glass. Picasso finish. Sumptuous true color glass beads. Floral and geometric beads.

This shop, Bowerbirdsjewelry, is where I sell the beads that I have grown to love the most, Czech pressed glass beads. Back in 1990, after the 'velvet revolution' in Czech Republic when vintage glass beads started appearing in US gem shows, I bought what I could and made jewelry. Some of the beads back then were weird: consider a capri blue glass Brazil nut, clearly made from a cast of a real Brazil nut probably late at night in the factory and under the influence of excellent beer.

Eventually the original 1930s beads disappeared from view; I never saw them at shows. When the Czech beadmaking industry came out with new beads, I was thrilled, and I feel the same way now. Welcome to my shop!

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Shop members

  • Kathryn Jolly

    Owner, Customer Service, Designer

    Thanks for coming to my Etsy shop!

Production partners

  • USPS

    United States

    It's the US Post Office

Shop policies

Last updated on November 25, 2017
Welcome to Bowerbirds! We sell supplies here, mainly Czech pressed glass beads. We also offer some vintage findings from US costume jewelry manufacturers' stock, and our own handmade jewelry made with Czech pressed glass beads. Our jewelry is offered for sale and also shown to give you some design inspirations for use of our beads.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I refund the cost of any product if it isn't satisfactory.

Convo (contact) me with any concerns within 7 days of receiving your order if you are dissatisfied for any reason. I allow returns, if notified as above, up to two weeks after shipping domestic orders, and for up to 5 weeks after shipping international orders. Mail returns to: Bowerbirds, P O Box 271688, Houston, TX 77277.

All items purchased from me and sent back for a refund to you must be accounted for and should be in the original condition as received.

I do not normally refund shipping costs, because by the time I am asked for a refund, that money has gone to the shipper (USPS) and not to me. I refund shipping costs only when necessary to make right an obvious error I have made, such as having sent the wrong item to you. If the laws of your country demand more, I will comply, but reserve the right to monitor transactions with and cease to do business with your country. Thank you for understanding.
Payment
We accept all credit cards, Paypal, US money orders, and Etsy gift cards.
We ship your orders 1-3 days after you place your orders.

If for some reason we need more time (if we are on the road, etc.) to fill and ship your orders, we'll mention it up front in our store announcement paragraph.

If you pay by US money order, expect a delay on the shipment of your order until I have received and processed your money order payment.

If there's any problem, please convo (contact) me and let me resolve it before posting a bad review. If you like us, please give us a good review.
Shipping
We ship your orders 1-3 days after you place your orders. For domestic and international orders, we ship USPS first class package or priority flat rate mail.

If you have a larger order that cannot be well packed in a padded envelope, we will ship it in a small priority mail flat rate box.
Additional policies and FAQs
Fair trade is the foundation of human civilization. I will do my best for you.

Note to international customers: I am required by law to list your items on a customs form, with accurate values and descriptions.