EthnicBeadShop

Mala Beads, Ethnic Beads, Seed Beads

Olympia, Washington · 47626 Sales

EthnicBeadShop

Mala Beads, Ethnic Beads, Seed Beads

Olympia, Washington 47626 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(16248)

Shop owner

Susan R.

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Announcement   Check out my new, "NEW LISTINGS/RELISTS" section, located on the left hand side of this page. My new listings and popular re-listed items can now be found in this new section.

Check out my NEW SUPER-EASY DIY Floating Lotus charm earring kit here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/262139456/super-easy-diy-earring-kit-option-2?ref=shop_home_feat_1 MORE to follow!
Did you know? Etsy is offering their own line of DIY projects in April!

EthnicBeadShop responsibly sources packing materials whenever possible:
*** ALL my receipts are now printed on TREE FREE paper - 100% plantation sugar cane fiber paper. Because I love this earth!
***Shipping labels and recyclable mailers are U.S. sourced.
***A BIG percent of my beads and products have been paper-packed since 2013 - that totals about 75,000+ U.S. sourced paper packs used - 75,000+ plastic bags NOT used!
(The only time I don't paper pack my beads is when they arrive in larger strands, or in plastic, pre-packaged in the exact amounts that I sell here in my shop.)

Facebook link is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EthnicBeadShop#about

PLEASE NOTE:
I am unable to COMBINE ORDERS due to personal time constraints - this "simple" process is actually VERY time-consuming for me, bookkeeping-wise. I still run this shop "solo"!
I CAN create SPECIAL (bulk) ORDERS for you with prior notice and preparation.
Most special orders are NON-REFUNDABLE.

I have reactivated my newsletter (EthnicBeadUnique). I hope to put one out approx. every 2 months. If you are interested, sign up here:
cut and paste into your browser:
http://etsy.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=dc83fa92c7a95178c85c85f5f&id=5728f37609

EthnicBeadShop ranks 217th *** among the thousands of supply sellers on Etsy!
This is an AMAZING privilege for such a small shop to experience ...thank you for appreciating my beads. :)
***per CraftCount (01/14/2017)

UPDATE: Many countries - such as the UK - tax steeply. Please be aware of your country's tax requirements PRIOR to purchase to avoid frustration. I have no control over tax requirements on my end.

NOTE: If you have a question or concern, please contact me via CONVO, NOT email. I may not see your request and/or concern in my mailbox.

NOTE: If you need me to alter your Etsy address, please contact me right away via Etsy CONVO only. Email requests may not be seen in time. Orders shipped to an incorrect address are nonrefundable.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 12, 2017

Check out my new, "NEW LISTINGS/RELISTS" section, located on the left hand side of this page. My new listings and popular re-listed items can now be found in this new section.

Check out my NEW SUPER-EASY DIY Floating Lotus charm earring kit here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/262139456/super-easy-diy-earring-kit-option-2?ref=shop_home_feat_1 MORE to follow!
Did you know? Etsy is offering their own line of DIY projects in April!

EthnicBeadShop responsibly sources packing materials whenever possible:
*** ALL my receipts are now printed on TREE FREE paper - 100% plantation sugar cane fiber paper. Because I love this earth!
***Shipping labels and recyclable mailers are U.S. sourced.
***A BIG percent of my beads and products have been paper-packed since 2013 - that totals about 75,000+ U.S. sourced paper packs used - 75,000+ plastic bags NOT used!
(The only time I don't paper pack my beads is when they arrive in larger strands, or in plastic, pre-packaged in the exact amounts that I sell here in my shop.)

Facebook link is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EthnicBeadShop#about

PLEASE NOTE:
I am unable to COMBINE ORDERS due to personal time constraints - this "simple" process is actually VERY time-consuming for me, bookkeeping-wise. I still run this shop "solo"!
I CAN create SPECIAL (bulk) ORDERS for you with prior notice and preparation.
Most special orders are NON-REFUNDABLE.

I have reactivated my newsletter (EthnicBeadUnique). I hope to put one out approx. every 2 months. If you are interested, sign up here:
cut and paste into your browser:
http://etsy.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=dc83fa92c7a95178c85c85f5f&id=5728f37609

EthnicBeadShop ranks 217th *** among the thousands of supply sellers on Etsy!
This is an AMAZING privilege for such a small shop to experience ...thank you for appreciating my beads. :)
***per CraftCount (01/14/2017)

UPDATE: Many countries - such as the UK - tax steeply. Please be aware of your country's tax requirements PRIOR to purchase to avoid frustration. I have no control over tax requirements on my end.

NOTE: If you have a question or concern, please contact me via CONVO, NOT email. I may not see your request and/or concern in my mailbox.

NOTE: If you need me to alter your Etsy address, please contact me right away via Etsy CONVO only. Email requests may not be seen in time. Orders shipped to an incorrect address are nonrefundable.

Susan R.

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Susan R.

Updates

Enjoy this NEW antique trade bead/seed bead/bugle bead mix at 15% off through Sat. March 25th! Use coupon code FAB15 and receive 15% off your entire order of $30 or more, not including shipping!
Seed bead (and Greek leather cord) sales are back this Sunday (Jan. 29th), with 11/0 seed beads added to the list!
NEW, sea glass-style, 10mm India glass beads, in FULL, 80 bead strands! 6 colors available -nowhere else on Etsy?!
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About

A One-Woman Business, Offering Sustainably Sourced Beads, and Local-Artisan Supplies.

I feel extremely fortunate that I am an "Etsian" - my shop - this spot, such a tiny "place of commerce" yet so much greater than the sum of its parts. What better way to balance out a life than immersing one's self in a favorite past time, imbuing it with every good thing that one can possibly devise or envision?
What is EthnicBeadShop about?
It is about one woman's ability to make a decent living selling responsibly sourced products.
It is about demonstrating that buying and selling responsibly CAN be profitable and IS a good idea.
It is about showing that REALLY good things are out there, acquired or made by great people earning an acceptable wage while creating those good things.

And...it is about touching you at this moment, letting you know that love fuels all things, providing each and every one of us with the energy to be happy, successful and capable of giving wholeheartedly to others without suffering personal depletion.

If you asked me now, whether it is possible to grow, and even THRIVE within a profound, personal experience, I'd answer without hesitation, "Yes...yes it is".

Contact me anytime - I'm looking forward to it!
Susan Rivera

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Shop members

  • Susan Rivera

    Sole Proprietor, Bead Lover.

  • Hannah Rivera

    Talented Jewelry Maker, Beloved Granddaughter

    8 year old Hannah loves to make jewelry, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to list some of her pieces in Grandma's Etsy shop!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 19, 2017
Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop!

EthnicBeadShop's responsibly sourced African recycled glass beads are purchased from businesses whose ethical production methods can be traced straight to the Artisans themselves.
These businesses and non-profit organizations choose to follow a strict code of ethics involving social responsibility and have taken transparent steps to provide their Artisans with a healthy, safe, work environment, fair wages, and legal hours in which to work, creating products using environmentally respectful methods of production.
Enjoy the beads! :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I now accept both Paypal and credit card payment.
Shipping
I have upgraded to 1-3 day shipping with STREAMLINED Domestic AND International rates, calculated at time of purchase.
I offer USPS First Class International Package Service, USPS First Class Package Service, and USPS Priority Mail 1-3 Days.
Refunds and Exchanges
NOTE: if you purchased your refund item via Paypal, you must provide me with the paypal account name that you used. I cannot provide a refund if I cannot locate your order.

1.) LOST PACKAGES:
Full refund (including original shipping) after the required insurance filing wait has been met: 21 days Domestic, 45 days International, and 60 days Italy, from the shipment date.

Your lost order is NONREFUNDABLE 90 days from shipment date (insurance claims can be filed no later than 90 days from the shipment date).

IF the lost/late package eventually does arrive, please do NOT open, mark "Return to Sender" on the outside of the package and give it to your local postal service.
They will ship it back to me, at no cost to you.

NOTE: Sadly, USPS does NOT offer a formal/written inquiry process for late/lost packages shipped FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL, which is the shipping method that I use, due to it's cost-effectiveness.
This means that I will be unable to assist your postal service in locating your package once it departs the U.S.

2.) BASIC (not what you wanted): Full refund for items, not including shipping, or handling fee, when item is returned in original condition. (No exchanges, refunds only.)
Please return item promptly, in its original condition (ie. still on the string, accurate amount in the pack, etc.), and re-secured in its original packaging, to receive a full refund.
NOTE: Per 2014 EU Directive on Consumer Rights, International customers have the right to return their purchase within 14 days of receiving it.

3.) SHIPPED TO WRONG ADDRESS (with incorrect address listed on Etsy):
Your purchase is non-refundable.
Go to: http://faq.usps.com/ and click the blue link "USPS Package Intercept - The Basics", located under the "Hot Topics" heading, to learn how to start a retrieval process.

4.) ITEM IS DAMAGED OR MISSING FROM YOUR ORDER:
Please contact me within 7 days of receiving your order.
Please provide photo of the damaged item.
IF ITEM IS IN STOCK, I will ship you a replacement.
If item is not available, you will receive a full refund for damaged or missing item, (including shipping if it was the only item purchased in the transaction).

5.) SPECIAL ORDERS:
Although I will work with you regarding any concerns, MOST Special Orders are non-refundable, due to their customized nature.
Additional policies and FAQs
1.) I do not offer HOLDS, RESERVES, or RAIN CHECKS at this time, due to personal time constraints.
I do not COMBINE ORDERS due to personal time constraints.
(This seemingly simple process is actually VERY time-consuming for me, bookkeeping-wise, and I still do everything solo.)

I CAN create SPECIAL (bulk) ORDERS for you with prior notice and preparation.
Special orders are (usually) NON-REFUNDABLE (there are exceptions).

2.) Please contact me via CONVO, NOT email. I may not see your request and/or concern in my mailbox.

3.) If you need me to alter your Etsy address, please contact me ASAP - I ship quickly - often same-day - if your order ships before you contact me, it will go to the address you have listed on Etsy.
I do not provide refunds for orders shipped to an incorrect address.

5.) If you want a PAPER RECEIPT, please let me know in the comment section of your order - in an effort to save resources, I may not include a paper receipt with your order, unless you request it. A printable version is always available via email and in your Etsy account.

6.) Purchase totals are as listed on shipping labels, and cannot be adjusted by me.