LillysBeadBox

Gemstone Beads & Jewelry Supplies

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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| 69,096 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Welcome, friends! All orders placed between 5-14-22 and 5-19-22 will ship on May 20. I appreciate your patience as USPS isn’t maintaining the pace we’re used to. If you’ve got a “must receive” item or a tight timeline, please message us about shipping UPS or FedEx.

Shop around and feel free to convo us if you’re on the hunt for something special.

Ordering 5+ strands of the same strand? We offer discounts for 5, 10, and 20+ strands. Shoot us a convo to see what we can offer!

We’re still trying to get new inventory listed in Moonstone, Briolettes, Gemmy Flourite, Garnet, Tanzanite, Citrine, Tourmaline, Apatite, Sapphire, and more. Pre-list pricing is available for all, and we’d love to help you build a custom listing.

We ship orders Monday-Friday and sometimes on Saturday.


A note on shipping: if you are placing a high dollar order or an international order of any size, please select a shipping method that carries insurance for the value of your order. Uninsured orders lost or damaged in transit will be refunded or replaced at the discretion of the shop owner. For international customers, we *highly* recommend choosing a fully trackable and insured shipping option such as UPS, DHL, or FedEx. Lilly’s Bead Box assumes no responsibility for packages after they have been received by the carrier.


At Lilly’s Bead Box we believe in amazing quality, fast shipping and the BEST
customer service.

Announcement

Last updated on May 14, 2022

Welcome, friends! All orders placed between 5-14-22 and 5-19-22 will ship on May 20. I appreciate your patience as USPS isn’t maintaining the pace we’re used to. If you’ve got a “must receive” item or a tight timeline, please message us about shipping UPS or FedEx.

Shop around and feel free to convo us if you’re on the hunt for something special.

Ordering 5+ strands of the same strand? We offer discounts for 5, 10, and 20+ strands. Shoot us a convo to see what we can offer!

We’re still trying to get new inventory listed in Moonstone, Briolettes, Gemmy Flourite, Garnet, Tanzanite, Citrine, Tourmaline, Apatite, Sapphire, and more. Pre-list pricing is available for all, and we’d love to help you build a custom listing.

We ship orders Monday-Friday and sometimes on Saturday.


A note on shipping: if you are placing a high dollar order or an international order of any size, please select a shipping method that carries insurance for the value of your order. Uninsured orders lost or damaged in transit will be refunded or replaced at the discretion of the shop owner. For international customers, we *highly* recommend choosing a fully trackable and insured shipping option such as UPS, DHL, or FedEx. Lilly’s Bead Box assumes no responsibility for packages after they have been received by the carrier.


At Lilly’s Bead Box we believe in amazing quality, fast shipping and the BEST
customer service.

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About LillysBeadBox

Sales 69,096
On Etsy since 2007

Lilly's Bead Box Natural Gemstone Jewelry Supplier: Established in 2002

In Knoxville, Tennessee...on a whim. In 2002, I was working as a rehabilitation counselor...and not loving it. I had a dream about opening a retail shop...not a solid dream, just a vague desire with no parameters. I was inspired by the woman I worked for in High School who owned her own retail clothing store just for teens. It was a thriving successful business and I was smitten. However, life took over and I got a Masters degree in something else and it just hadn't happened...

In 2002, I discovered beads...gemstone beads to be specific. A friend was making jewelry with rubies and sapphires. It wasn't just the amazing jewelry that hooked me...it was the gemstones. I have been in love with gemstones since I was little. My Dad took me mining on our vacations to North Carolina and I loved the hidden treasure hunts. Almost immediately, my mind put the two things together and I realized what wanted to do. I wanted to open a bead store.

After a ton of research, a location search and maxing out 3 credit cards, Lilly's Bead Box was born. I made friends with an Indian man from Punjab and began importing high quality gemstones on a regular basis. I was in heaven and my business was soaring!

Over the years we have had our ups and downs. I went throught a bad divorce in 2010 and nearly lost the business. Over the couple years following the divorce motiviation and money were in short supply. I really thought I was through. My sales were sharply down. Nothing I tried worked and when my ideas failed, so did my spirit.

Towards the end of 2013 I got some of my mojo back and decided to do a HUGE trunk show with a Chinese vendor friend. I was really worried because I did not want to let him down with poor sales. I pulled out all the stops for marketing and it paid off. The show was a success.

On the heels of that success, I started trying new things with my ETSY shop with a new, fresh vision. Lo and behold, my sales started going up. By double. Now I have clear goals for my ETSY shop...and I know how to reach them. Look out world! Lilly's Bead Box is on the rise again!

*** One that is important to note when you are choosing your gemstone bead or beading supplier in general. Here at Lilly's WE know how to make jewelry! We know the supplies we are selling personally and we can tell you HOW to use them, WHEN to use them and which ones are the best for your project. I think that is a huge plus in a supplier!!

Shop members

  • Erin

    Owner, Curator

    Erin started beading *25* years ago. She’s always LOVED gemstones and anything especially sparkly. Erin’s favorite thing about working with Lilly’s Bead Box is helping people with special projects and materials or tips and tricks!

  • Susan

    Founder, Owner

    Susan founded Lilly’s Bead Box in Knoxville, TN and transitioned to online sales to bring curated supplies to a wider audience. When she’s not in the studio, she’s scouring her global network for great gemstones and findings.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Lilly's. Home of the best selection of gemstone beads on the web! My goal is to provide a fantastic product, fair prices and excellent customer service! I want you to be happy with your purchase from Lilly's Bead Box!

Lilly

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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)
Returns and exchange details
I accept returns/exchanges. If you are unhappy with your purchase in any way, please contact me! I want you to be happy with your purchase. It for any reason, you think you need to leave me a feedback that is not exemplary...let me know and I will fix whatever you need me to fix!
Payment
Payment is expected at the time of order via direct checkout or Paypal. If you are not ready to purchase, please convo me and ask for a reserve. I will reserve an item for you for 3 days.
Shipping
!!!!Refunds/replacements for uninsured items lost or delayed in transit will not be issued. If you would like to insure your order or use an upgraded shipping service, please contact me. I’ll create a custom listing for the upgraded shipping and insurance costs!!!

Items are shipped out via USPS first class mail with delivery confirmation within one business day. If an order comes in after noon on Friday, it will be shipped on the following Monday.


International Shipping: The above note is VERY important for international shipments. I highly recommend that international shipments be sent insured and via an upgraded, fully trackable method. If it is time sensitive or you need specific tracking, please contact me about upgraded shipping options and pricing since most of the time international shipping does not include tracking or delivery confirmation. Slowly, this option is becoming available in some countries, but it is not the norm. If you are curious about transit times or would like more information on shipping from the USA to your country please feel free to contact me with any questions and I will do my best to answer.


Please remember, that if we are having a sale things get a little crazy. We do our best, but during sales, the average shipping is more like 48 hours...sometimes even longer if you have a long and complicated order with lots of convos and items etc. Please be patient...we love to make you happy, hate to make mistakes:)

If you would like to insure your package please let me know. I will insure it and send you a bill for the extra charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Discounts:

I do discounts on a case by case basis as some of my items are already listed at wholesale or on sale. Other items can be discounted as much as 25% for larger or quantity orders. If you are making a large order or would like multiples of a single item, please let me know which items you want and I will let you know if I can discount the items and how much the discount will be. Then I will set you up a reserve listing reflecting your prices.