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GoldenButterflyBeads

Silver Gold Vermeil Precious Metal Beads and Findings

Madison, Wisconsin · 8569 Sales

GoldenButterflyBeads

Silver Gold Vermeil Precious Metal Beads and Findings

Madison, Wisconsin 8569 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(2881)

Shop owner

Christine

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Announcement   Tiered Discounts Available!
Golden Butterfly Beads is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, prompt shipping and quality Gold Vermeil, Sterling Silver, Gold Filled and Rose Gold jewelry supplies.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
VAT is not included in the prices of this shop. Any VAT/duty/tax, required upon package arrival, is the responsibility of the customer.

Enjoy additional savings with the following tiered discounts:

Use code OVER25TIER3OFF for 3% off orders over $25
Use code OVER50TIER5OFF for 5% off orders over $50
Use code OVER100TIER10OFF for 10% off orders over $100

*Please remember to use any discount codes provided when placing your order.
Unfortunately, if a coupon is not used at the time of purchase, coupon value will not be refunded.

** Sales offers are subject to change. Please check the Shop Announcement, Facebook or Twitter for updates. Thank you!


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Thank you so much for shopping @ Golden Butterfly Beads!

~Christine

*Feel free to visit CMCCreations here on Etsy; http://www.etsy.com/shop/CMCCreations , and check out my creations; Origami jewelry and Asian inspired gifts! *

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Announcement

Last updated on Sep 19, 2016

Tiered Discounts Available!
Golden Butterfly Beads is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, prompt shipping and quality Gold Vermeil, Sterling Silver, Gold Filled and Rose Gold jewelry supplies.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
VAT is not included in the prices of this shop. Any VAT/duty/tax, required upon package arrival, is the responsibility of the customer.

Enjoy additional savings with the following tiered discounts:

Use code OVER25TIER3OFF for 3% off orders over $25
Use code OVER50TIER5OFF for 5% off orders over $50
Use code OVER100TIER10OFF for 10% off orders over $100

*Please remember to use any discount codes provided when placing your order.
Unfortunately, if a coupon is not used at the time of purchase, coupon value will not be refunded.

** Sales offers are subject to change. Please check the Shop Announcement, Facebook or Twitter for updates. Thank you!


Like GBB on FaceBook
http://www.facebook.com/GoldenButterflyBeads

Follow GBB on Twitter
https://twitter.com/GBBeads

Thank you so much for shopping @ Golden Butterfly Beads!

~Christine

*Feel free to visit CMCCreations here on Etsy; http://www.etsy.com/shop/CMCCreations , and check out my creations; Origami jewelry and Asian inspired gifts! *

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Christine

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Christine

SALE Vermeil Pinch Bail 10 mm 3 pcs
$5.87
SALE Large Pinch Bail 16 mm 3 pcs Gold Vermeil
$7.84
SALE Vermeil Pinch Bail 10 mm 1 pc
$2.26
SALE Large Pinch Bail 16 mm 1 pc Gold Vermeil
$2.91
SALE 3 pair Tiny Screw Eye Gold Vermeil BL102
$5.44
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2881)
Pam

Pam on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived in a timely manner and undamaged. The leverback wires are just as pictured. I really like the design - looks more sophisticated than the usual leverbacks.

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About

Not just beads...

These are not just beads. They are not simply wire and headpins, earwires and jump rings. They are small bits of something beautiful. Each piece is lovely in and of itself but once you, the designer, put them together they are magnificent.
They are parts of a fairy tale, a story and a feeling.
They make memories.

They are the shiny bits catching the sunset on her first date. Combined with sparkling gemstones, crystals or pearls they are the earrings for a bride, a flower girls necklace, or gifts for the bridesmaids. They are pieces of "I Love You" put together in a custom bracelet to be given to her on their 10th wedding anniversary.

You help create memories when you make jewelry. And each bead that you carefully select in the process is just as important as the last. These aren't just beads and findings, they are bits of something beautiful waiting to be made.

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Shop members

  • Christine McCredie

    Owner

    Hello, Welcome to Golden Butterfly Beads! Thank you for stopping in to check out the beautiful beads and findings I've found for you. I'm Christine, owner/ operator of this little bead shop.

  • Elsie

    Assistant

    Hi, I'm Elsie. I manage Golden Butterfly Beads social media accounts. Stop by and say "Hi" on Twitter or Facebook. See you there! Twitter https://twitter.com/GBBeads Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GoldenButterflyBeads/

Shop policies

Last updated on September 19, 2016
Golden Butterfly Beads offers a large selection of unique beads, charms, findings and wire in Gold Vermeil, Rose Gold Vermeil, Rose Gold Filled, Sterling Silver and "Black Gold". You will find excellent customer service, excellent prices and high quality jewelry supplies.

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Tiered discounts**

Use Codes:
OVER25TIER3OFF for 3% off orders over $25
OVER50TIER5OFF for 5% off orders over $50
OVER100TIER10OFF for 10% off orders over $100

*Updated 7/8/16
**Offer may change without notice.


Please remember to use the codes provided when placing your order.
Unfortunately refunds will not be made for missed coupon offers.

FAQ-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What is vermeil?
Vermeil is sterling silver that has been electroplated in 18 or 24k gold. Thicker than most gold plating, the gold layer of vermeil is no less than 2.5 microns thick

Are more of *these* available?
Yes, most items are available for special order! If the quantity you desire is not in stock a reserved listing can be created for you. Larger quantities (MOQ may apply) typically ship out within 5-10 business days!

What is the American wire gauge to mm conversion for this?
AWG/ mm
18 1.02
20 0.81
21 0.72
22 0.65
24 0.51
26 0.40
28 0.32
29 0.29

Do you carry Sterling Silver with no gold electroplate?
Currently a very limited variety and stock of plain sterling silver is available. Most vermeil items can be special ordered in sterling.

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
GoldenButterflyBeads accepts PayPal, a trusted and secure way to pay online as well as Direct Checkout. PayPal is still this shops preferred payment method.


Please see the following informational links to learn more about making purchases on Etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/help_guide_checkout.php

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account-746/


Reserve Listings
Items can be reserved for you upon request. This can prevent items in your cart from being purchased by another shopper if you plan on leaving the items in your cart for a short while.
Once you receive notice that your Reserved item has been listed for you, please complete your payment as soon as possible. If no payment is received within 2 business days the item/s will be relisted and available for purchase by other shoppers. If a payment problem arises please send a convo via the Etsy messaging system as soon as possible. I am happy to work with you!


Special Reserve Listings & Pre-Orders
Volume orders above current stock can be made by requesting a Special Reserve Listing. These orders typically take between 5 and 14 business days to fill and require the PayPal payment method. If an unexpected delay occurs you will be notified promptly and given the option of cancelling your order.
Shipping
Most in stock items are sent to post within Two Business Day.

Confirmation will be sent when your item has been shipped.

Packages being shipped to US to Canada now include Tracking!



Shipping Methods & Times

Standard Shipping is via USPS First Class Mail. While your order typically will go to post next business day, No Guarantees can be made on delivery date. While uncommon, International orders may take up to 1 - 2 months for delivery.

Expedited Shipping upgrades are available.
Please request a quote before placing your order.

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International Orders:
You, the purchaser, are solely responsible for any and All Customs, Duty Fees or applicable Taxes on your purchase(s) from GoldenButterflyBeads. Please be aware that your own country's customs service may impose a range of import fees, taxes, tariffs, duties at the time of delivery. For information please contact your local customs agency.

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Lost Packages

-Packages Valued below $50
Packages valued below $50 are insured to protect from loss. If tracking shows your package as being delivered and you have not received your order, please contact local authorities to report postal theft.

There is a seven (7) day waiting period for packages shipped domestic and a twenty-one (21) day waiting period for packages shipped international via the United States Post Office. At that time an affidavit of non-delivery must be signed. Once the affidavit has been received all in stock items from the original order will be reshipped. If all items from your original order cannot be replaced, a refund will then be disbursed in the amount of the difference between your orders value and the value of the items which are reshipped minus original shipping and handling.

-Packages Valued above $50
Packages valued above $50 are insured through a 3rd party insurer. If tracking shows your package as being delivered and you have not received your order, please contact local authorities to report postal theft..

The value of "Lost" Packages will not be *refunded before twenty-one (21) days for packages shipped domestic and a forty-five (45) days for packages shipped international. Often "Lost" Packages will find their way to their destination.

There is a twenty-one (21) day waiting period for packages shipped domestic and a forty-five (45) day waiting period for packages shipped international via the United States Post Office before we may file a notice of non-delivery through the 3rd party insurance. At that time an affidavit of non-delivery must be signed. Once the claim has been accepted and if it is decided that the loss is covered, funds will then be disbursed or items will be reshipped.

*Refunds for lost packages over the value of $50 will not be made until the loss has been covered by the 3rd part insurance.

Reporting Lost/ Stolen packages which show Delivery in tracking:
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/MailFraud/fraudschemes/mailtheft/ReportMailTheft.aspx
Refunds and Exchanges
It is important that you are happy with your purchase. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase please contact GoldenButterflyBeads within 7 days of receipt to arrange a return/refund or exchange.

Wires, Chains and Special Orders are not eligible for any type of refund or exchange.

Refunds will be made, less original shipping and handling, after sellers receipt of the returned item/s.

Returns will not be accepted after 30 days.

International Packages that are Refused and Lost will not be refunded. Refund will be made Minus Any Shipping Costs (including return shipping) when refused package is return in original condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care of Vermeil Beads, Findings and Jewelry

Your beads will be carefully prepared for shipping. The most common packaging used is as follows:

Beads and findings are counted and checked for count and item accuracy then placed in zip closure plastic bags. The individual small bags are placed in a larger zip closure bag. Your order is then wrapped with a layer of 1/4" bubble wrap, a stabilizer is placed inside to prevent bending of wires and headpins. This package is placed, along with your packing slip , into a bubble mailer. Orders that contain more fragile items are placed in a jewelry style box rather than large zip closure bag. Large orders may be shipped in a shipping box rather than a bubble mailer.

Prior to shipping, beads and findings are stored with anti-tarnish tabs in air tight bead storage containers and zip baggies. These tabs are changes biannually.

Storage and Handling

For long term storage, it is not recommended to store your beads or finished jewelry in cotton filled paper gift boxes unless you use the anti-tarnish cotton inserts or anti tarnish tabs, as such storage methods will actually speed the tarnishing process.

As a final, perhaps extreme precaution, I would recommend frequent hand washing or even wearing thin cotton gloves when handing the vermeil to minimize skin oil transfer.

All of the points above hold true for most sterling silver with the exception of rhodium plated sterling. So if you use any special techniques to prevent your sterling from tarnishing, they will likely hold true with your vermeil beads and finished jewelry.

Cleaning

Polishing with cloths is not recommended for vermeil as it will damage/scratch the surface of the softer gold layer. Liquid or VERY gentle creams may be used but should be tested first. I haven't needed to use these in years since I've become using the tabs.

You may suggest to your customers regarding maintenance type cleaning for their jewelry, simply washing in a diluted gentle soap such as dish soap followed by thorough drying before storage. This will not remove tarnish but will remove oils and other contaminates that may accelerate the tarnishing process.

Ultrasonic cleaning may damage the gold electroplating of vermeil and should be avoided.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the care of your Vermeil Beads, Findings and finished Jewelry. I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.