GreatLakesBeads

Great beads, great quality, great price!

Lincoln Park, Michigan · 1274 Sales

GreatLakesBeads

Great beads, great quality, great price!

Lincoln Park, Michigan 1274 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Shop owner

Melissa

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Note from shop owner GLB is currently "on vacation" for an inventory and to put up new listings. We'll be back by St. Patty's Day, March 17, 2014!

Great Lakes Beads is your source for quality beads at great prices! Glass pearl, glass beads, crystal beads, and more.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 5, 2014

GLB is currently "on vacation" for an inventory and to put up new listings. We'll be back by St. Patty's Day, March 17, 2014!

Great Lakes Beads is your source for quality beads at great prices! Glass pearl, glass beads, crystal beads, and more.

Melissa

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Melissa

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Shawn Murphy

Shawn Murphy on Apr 24, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you. Easy Transaction and well packaged. Quick Shipping

Shawn Murphy

Shawn Murphy on Apr 24, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you. Easy Transaction and well packaged. Quick Shipping

Carrie Rousey

Carrie Rousey on Apr 15, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with these beads. Exactly what I needed. Thanks! :)

candas wilson

candas wilson on Mar 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love to colors and to use for my headbands.

candas wilson

candas wilson on Mar 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love to colors and to use for my headbands.

candas wilson

candas wilson on Mar 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love to colors and to use for my headbands.

candas wilson

candas wilson on Mar 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love to colors and to use for my headbands.

candas wilson

candas wilson on Mar 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love to colors and to use for my headbands.

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About

An Unexpected Journey

In September of 2010, I decided to start my own business after finding myself unemployed. Always a creative type, I decided to try my hand at creating costume jewelry, birthing the Etsy shop AmericanBeauties. I sold online and at craft shows, learning a lot along the way about inventory, customer service, and modern craft jewelry.

Then, the following year, I started law school. Probably the most stressful thing I've ever done. I quickly realized about halfway through my first semester that there was no realistic way I could continue to maintain a viable jewelry shop and get good grades.

Thus, I began selling the beads instead, and GreatLakesBeads began. I still get my creative fix, and I try to fill the gap I found when buying beads for jewelry myself: quality beads at not outrageous prices. Any beader knows that it's easy to drop a whole paycheck on beads and findings. I try to provide a source for beads that doesn't hurt the wallet quite so much, because I've been there.

I hope the beads that inspired my jewelry making will inspire you as well. I'm available via Etsy message, so if you ever need a special order, please contact me.

Thanks for reading, and happy beading!

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Shop members

  • Melissa

    Owner, Beader, Law Student

    Current 3L law student, former craft show/Etsy beader and GLB owner. Likes nerdy things like renaissance festivals, history, Star Wars, and good ol' book-learnin'.

  • Neko

    Chief - Shiny Things Division

    Hypo-allergenic Siberian cat. Likes shiny things, lazers, anything you're eating, and cheese. Frequent inspector of the corners of my bead room.

  • Dan

    Husband, Shipping Assistant

    My awesome, supportive, and amazing husband. Helps me when shipping orders get ridiculous, if I can tear him away from Halo, Cracked(dot)com, and Assassin's Creed. Substitute cook during law finals time.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 16, 2012
Welcome to Great Lakes Beads Supply! We specialize in wholesale beads at great prices.

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 accept Paypal and other forms of payment through Etsy.
Shipping
I ship your purchase after your payment clears. Please ask if you want expedited shipping, a tracking number, or another sort of shipping upgrade. Otherwise, all purchases will be sent 1st class post through the United States Postal Service.

If you require shipping options that will cost more, I will bill you accordingly.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you receive a damaged item, please send it back and I will refund you for it. I am not responsible for damages occuring by the shipper (UPS, USPS, Fed Ex, etc.) so if you believe the item was damaged in shipping, please recover through them.

Otherwise, if you are just simply unhappy with the product, please contact me and we will find a good resolution!
Additional policies and FAQs
I do custom orders all the time, so please do not be afraid to message me if you need something specific!