MichouBeads

Wholesale charms beads and jewelry supplies

Golden Gate, Florida | 166818 Sales

MichouBeads

Wholesale charms beads and jewelry supplies

Golden Gate, Florida 166818 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement    BULK DISCOUNTS: We often offer discounts (limited time only) and when we do, they are automatically shown in the listing & applied in your cart. These discounts cannot be combined with coupon code - Enjoy!

HOW TO CONTACT US: Via Etsy convo message only (no email please) - We usually respond within 1 hour however, during this busy season we only read our messages between 7am and 10am and 4-6pm as we are mostly in our studio packaging our orders so we get them out our doors same day or next

CORDS BUNDLE / CARDED or SPOOLS: if you order a cord in 40+ yards bundle or carded and we have a spool of the same quantity you ordered, we will send you the spool at no additional charge

ALLOY METAL CHARMS: Alloy is a very strong metal however it is brittle - Some of our thin charms will break if pressure is applied IE Ref 6271 and other flat / fragile charms - Our 14mm heart charms with message and rhinestone have tiny little bubble and don't appear as smooth & shiny as on the photo - Handle with care :)

Note: All Gemstones, mussel drops, Freshwater pearls or natural items are never identical in shape, size or colors nor have a precise in measurements which vary +/- 0.4mm - Also note that we do our best to take photos so the color is an accurate representation but smooth / shiny gemstones mostly green and blue do not photograph well and may appear darker / lighter or with a shade of green or blue or yellow specially after the photo is blown up

1- OUR LEATHER CORD is originally light brown / natural and then dyed with a natural lead free dyed Indian leather and each batch I receive, on occasions, varies in color and / or thickness / Stiffness so it may not always be a perfect match to the colors / thickness / softness or stiffness of listing or from what you previously received or imformation stated in listing - Also, depending on wear and if in contact with water or rubbing or such, the color may scratch off and reveal the true color underneath. There's a definite size (+/- 0.3mm) and color variation for each color among sizes, therefore we cannot offer consistency as we do not receive consistency - Also because of this type of natural dye, the color may at time crack with tight knots w/ the 1mm cords - Also note that the 1mm round leather knots well however, some colors, because they are so thin may break on a tight knot, in this case, best to use a 1.3mm or 1.5mm for knotting. I offer the leather and suede cords on Grid listings so you can pick several colors / qty from a single listing and I offer the same in individual listings so you have a better view of the actual color. For any length above 10 yards, please inquire about availability. Note that there may be a factory knot for length longer than 4 yards as we do not receive continuous cords - BRAIDED flat leather cords have factory glue on length to make length continuous
- NOTE: OUT OF STOCK: 2mm round leather cords => #24Royal blue, #27 Denim & #32 Ant Dk Brown

- DST or Destash in title: means we are "destashing / ending inventory" from the items and (often) discounting the price but will not continue to carry the item either because distributor no longer carries it or we received a different color/size cord for the same item or the size / color is a bit thicker or thinner or we simply don't want it anymore

- 1mm round leather: Is very thin and semi soft - Knots and braids very well but will snap / break if you apply more force than you should or use it for another purpose than jewelry / beading, so be careful when you pull on the cord :)

- 3mm & 5mm FLAT LEATHER CORDS - These are all semi-stiff and not soft but very pliable keeping their shapes & have a natural lead free dye and color may not always be consistent on cord / rolls received - Also, because of the thinness of the cord, sliding round beads that have a hole size smaller than the width of the cord may scratch / tear the cord however, if you're looking for a distressed boho look that will be perfect - Best to use flat square beads w/ appropriate hole size - Note than one side is smoother than back side

a- DISTRESSED VS REGULAR Colors: The regular colors have a solid tone & shiner surface - Distressed has a matte surface and depending on colors, some have a "washed out" look

b- VINTAGE colors appear a bit washed out, dull yet solid color - DISTRESSED colors have an old kinda discolored matte look relative to the regular colors - Note that the distressed antiqued dk brown looks darker than the photos

c- DISTRESSED LIGHT BROWN VS RUST BROWN: At a quick glance the 2 colors may look identical however, Rust brown has a more pronounced rust orange tone

d- METALLIC colors have a sparkly shine - because of the nature of the lead free dye, cord at time appears a tad darker / lighter

2-GRIDS OF COLOR CORDS The photos inside the grid / listing may be darker or lighter than real and not fully reflective of the true color - please click on the provided link to see the actual color listings for a better visual - Also, please inquire about availability for any length greater than 15 yards

3- FAUX SUEDE and other CORDS: They do not like water / humidity - There're occasional factory knots or tapes on leather / faux suede / cords length of 4 yards or more so if you need continuous length, please let us know via convo message or don't get it here as I cannot guaranty continuity on such length. Some light color faux suede like Navajo or pink may have some lints from other cords on the cord, it is just a natural occurrence at cutting manufacturing, just remove the lint with a lint roller, scotch tape or your fingers. All Faux Suede, waxed and other cords may vary in size / color / softness/ texture relative to each other of same size / color and from previous orders / spools, it is not a factory defect but just an natural inconsistency occurrence in manufacturing depending on the dye/ color used - chocolate faux suede is not as soft as the other colors. When we place new orders for the same color we often receive a slightly different color and / or softness. We do our best to reshoot photos. Same with Korea cord, IE our new 2mm Korea cords vary +/- 0.3mm - So, if you need 100% consistency with previous order, please do not buy from my shop as I never get consistency in the products I buy / resell. Also, this cord is dyed and should not get wet or chewed as it may stain. For any length above 25 yards, please inquire about availability

3b- ELASTIC Nylon coated rubber: Sizes are within +/- 0.25mm - Softness and elasticity vary among colors, sizes and spool received, some more elastic than others or softer than other color or sizes

3c- SATIN NYLON and Polyester: Note that each size may not be precise and varies +/- 0.2mm - also, these cords are really soft (feels like silk or satin) and smooth and when spooled may take a twisted shape an appear a bit wrinkled; You can smooth it out by gently (low heat) ironing the cord if necessary and then smooth it out by running your fingers throat the cord

4- "ANTIQUED" SILVER / Gold CHARMS, beads and Findings: The surface is not smooth nor even nor bright silver or golden but more weathered antiqued used grey distressed metal look, some are darker or more polished than others - most with dark spots / dirtyish streaks, tiny bubbles which is a natural qualities given for an "antiquish" distressed look IE: sweet 16 and most message circle charms - Do not get these charms if you're expecting a clean smooth non tarnishing metal - Also, as we do not receive consistency in color and surface of charms metal when we receive new shipment, we cannot offer a guaranty the charm / bead will be identical to previous order - All photos are taken with a flash which may make the metal surface appear smoother or brighter than real.The ones with the black writings have light to dark writings and is not a defect but a natural manufacturing occurrence for the "antiqued" look

5- ALL METAL beads, charms, findings and clasp / GEMSTONE / Freshwater pearls / Glass charms, beads / tubes come from India and / or China - We only buy "lead free" or "lead & nickel free" metal however we do not test our metals and cannot guaranty that it is a true "nickel free" item - Gemstones are all natural and description will state if dyed and / or enhanced - may on occasion vary in color, size or shape from your previous order or among beads / strands - Gemstones will vary in size +/- 2mm (specially gemstone chips as none are of same size so the size listed in listing is the approximate "average" size of most chips with a variation up to 2-3mm along the strand) & color among strands and beads and are not always the very same color from one order to the next - In the same strand some beads may have more / less veins than on photos - we cannot offer consistency as shown on photo as these natural gemstones are never the same - Gold and specially alloy beads and findings clasps in particular tends to discolor a bit faster - None are identical and holes vary and may be unevenly drilled and no perfect hole site, specially natural gemstones, so please do not expect consistency in shape, size, hole and colors as we do not receive it ourselves from our distributors - Silver beads may also be a tad brighter on picture than real because of the flash and / or monitor - Most charms and metal beads specially antiqued silver color are manufactured in China and we noticed some tiny bubbles, dark spots, non smooth surface of charms, reddish hue color or such variances as well - it is not a factory defect or inconsistency but just a natural (manufacturing) occurrence when I receive new orders of the same products so we cannot offer you consistency relative to a previous order. When the color variation is greater than 20%, I reshoot the picture to give you a truer visual of the product. Also note that most "Gold" alloy beads or charms tend to tarnish / change color quite fast - For glass pearl beads there may be a slight variation in color among different sizes. All charms and beads are factory direct, so it is a good idea to clean / rinse before use - All freshwater pearls are genuine but bleached or dyed for the colored ones. Note that small lobster clasps sometimes break, probably factory defect but we check them one by one at the orders however it may happen so we usually add a couple more to make up for it

5 a- DESTASH ITEMS: We destash / discount sell all our discolored / tarnishing or poor quality metal items for the buyer that want to save and use them for play / craft as these items are not intended for professional designers - Destashed cords are of a regular quality but discontinued by our distributors

6- LARGE HOLE FRESHWATER PEARLS: Size vary between 7.50-8.50mm long and 5-6.50mm wide - not 1 pearl is of same size or shape and each strand varies in size as well so if you buy 2 or more strands they will not be of the same size - hole is consistent between 1.2-1.5mm

7- TARNISHING / gold & silver plating / coloring: Please note, all metal, including Sterling silver, plated or colored will darken, tarnish or fade at some point unless treated w/ anti tarnishing - To retard tarnishing, please treat with anti tarnish products - The question is at what rate, degree and speed will it tarnish or fade, dunno, as it depends on many environmental and other factors - We've noticed that Gold beads and clasp or findings tend to discolor faster - However, if tarnishing happens, using the same liquid cleaner used for Sterling helps revive the color - we do not sell non tarnishing or non fading metal beads or charms - All "Antiqued silver" beads already appear darken or vintage discolored like, some more than others in the same bag of beads hence their name "antiqued" - Cleanining these beads with a acetone nail polish remover will brighten the silver (depending on beads)

8- PEARLIZED GLASS BEADS : They look great in a variety of colors but are really a "very cheap version" of the Swarovski glass pearls, there are of a low quality purchased in China w/ occasional chips, peeling of color at the hole site and fading color hence the discounted prices - Also note that these are 'pearlized" and tricky to capture the true color therefore we've noticed that our photos do appear either brighter, lighter or a tad darker than real, so if your purchase is contingent on the color on the photo to be 100% accurate, please do not buy as you may feel the color on our shop is a tad brighter or darker and we do no want our buyers to be disappointed - good for craft and play but not recommended for serious / selling use of jewelry

9- BLACK or dyed FRESHWATER PEARLS: These are genuine freshwater pearls however they are dyed and color may peel off of appear chip mostly at the drilled hole area

10- CRIMPS: Note that all IRON rectangle crimps are soft and work better with faux suede and ribbons - also, if you crimp too hard the crimp surface will peel off - For harder cords like leather it is better to use BRASS crimps as they are more solid, hard and sturdy

11- PICTURES: They are all enlarged to show details so not reflective of actual size - Color may vary according to monitor - Also, as I am not a professional photographer, the images may not reflect all the details or such, so in doubt, please do not buy as we don't want you to be disappointed.

12- MISTAKES FROM MichouBeads: On very rare occasions we may make a little woopsie in your order and send you (for example) qty 1 instead of qty 2 or the wrong item or such because we placed more attention into getting your order rushed out - If this happens, please send us a message and we'll fix it and / or refund you missing items if cannot be shipped, however, if it is "Fundamental" for you to deal with a "Business", we are not "it" - We're only Etsy jewelry designers having fun buying material in bulk and simply sharing with our friends and other fellow designers - Hope you love everything you see in our shop!

12b- DAMAGED ITEMS: On very rare occasions some beads or tubes in bulk size packs may contained a damage piece or such, it is not a factory defect but probably got damaged in shipping to us or to you - Let us know and we'll refund the item

13- USPS Shipping - Please see our shipping policies - We ship 1st class Usps unless you get an upgrade from the shop - Note that during holiday seasons, Usps, occasionally gets a bit delayed in deliveries which we are not responsible for.

YOUTUBE MichouBeads TUTORIALS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0Ghb9UCZllgBDNE0UL0ng

OUR JEWELRY SHOPS on Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/WrappedinYou
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBangleDivas
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OhValentinaJewelry
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCharmDiva

8- RETURNS TO
See return policies

Thank you, Have FUN!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 16, 2019

BULK DISCOUNTS: We often offer discounts (limited time only) and when we do, they are automatically shown in the listing & applied in your cart. These discounts cannot be combined with coupon code - Enjoy!

HOW TO CONTACT US: Via Etsy convo message only (no email please) - We usually respond within 1 hour however, during this busy season we only read our messages between 7am and 10am and 4-6pm as we are mostly in our studio packaging our orders so we get them out our doors same day or next

CORDS BUNDLE / CARDED or SPOOLS: if you order a cord in 40+ yards bundle or carded and we have a spool of the same quantity you ordered, we will send you the spool at no additional charge

ALLOY METAL CHARMS: Alloy is a very strong metal however it is brittle - Some of our thin charms will break if pressure is applied IE Ref 6271 and other flat / fragile charms - Our 14mm heart charms with message and rhinestone have tiny little bubble and don't appear as smooth & shiny as on the photo - Handle with care :)

Note: All Gemstones, mussel drops, Freshwater pearls or natural items are never identical in shape, size or colors nor have a precise in measurements which vary +/- 0.4mm - Also note that we do our best to take photos so the color is an accurate representation but smooth / shiny gemstones mostly green and blue do not photograph well and may appear darker / lighter or with a shade of green or blue or yellow specially after the photo is blown up

1- OUR LEATHER CORD is originally light brown / natural and then dyed with a natural lead free dyed Indian leather and each batch I receive, on occasions, varies in color and / or thickness / Stiffness so it may not always be a perfect match to the colors / thickness / softness or stiffness of listing or from what you previously received or imformation stated in listing - Also, depending on wear and if in contact with water or rubbing or such, the color may scratch off and reveal the true color underneath. There's a definite size (+/- 0.3mm) and color variation for each color among sizes, therefore we cannot offer consistency as we do not receive consistency - Also because of this type of natural dye, the color may at time crack with tight knots w/ the 1mm cords - Also note that the 1mm round leather knots well however, some colors, because they are so thin may break on a tight knot, in this case, best to use a 1.3mm or 1.5mm for knotting. I offer the leather and suede cords on Grid listings so you can pick several colors / qty from a single listing and I offer the same in individual listings so you have a better view of the actual color. For any length above 10 yards, please inquire about availability. Note that there may be a factory knot for length longer than 4 yards as we do not receive continuous cords - BRAIDED flat leather cords have factory glue on length to make length continuous
- NOTE: OUT OF STOCK: 2mm round leather cords => #24Royal blue, #27 Denim & #32 Ant Dk Brown

- DST or Destash in title: means we are "destashing / ending inventory" from the items and (often) discounting the price but will not continue to carry the item either because distributor no longer carries it or we received a different color/size cord for the same item or the size / color is a bit thicker or thinner or we simply don't want it anymore

- 1mm round leather: Is very thin and semi soft - Knots and braids very well but will snap / break if you apply more force than you should or use it for another purpose than jewelry / beading, so be careful when you pull on the cord :)

- 3mm & 5mm FLAT LEATHER CORDS - These are all semi-stiff and not soft but very pliable keeping their shapes & have a natural lead free dye and color may not always be consistent on cord / rolls received - Also, because of the thinness of the cord, sliding round beads that have a hole size smaller than the width of the cord may scratch / tear the cord however, if you're looking for a distressed boho look that will be perfect - Best to use flat square beads w/ appropriate hole size - Note than one side is smoother than back side

a- DISTRESSED VS REGULAR Colors: The regular colors have a solid tone & shiner surface - Distressed has a matte surface and depending on colors, some have a "washed out" look

b- VINTAGE colors appear a bit washed out, dull yet solid color - DISTRESSED colors have an old kinda discolored matte look relative to the regular colors - Note that the distressed antiqued dk brown looks darker than the photos

c- DISTRESSED LIGHT BROWN VS RUST BROWN: At a quick glance the 2 colors may look identical however, Rust brown has a more pronounced rust orange tone

d- METALLIC colors have a sparkly shine - because of the nature of the lead free dye, cord at time appears a tad darker / lighter

2-GRIDS OF COLOR CORDS The photos inside the grid / listing may be darker or lighter than real and not fully reflective of the true color - please click on the provided link to see the actual color listings for a better visual - Also, please inquire about availability for any length greater than 15 yards

3- FAUX SUEDE and other CORDS: They do not like water / humidity - There're occasional factory knots or tapes on leather / faux suede / cords length of 4 yards or more so if you need continuous length, please let us know via convo message or don't get it here as I cannot guaranty continuity on such length. Some light color faux suede like Navajo or pink may have some lints from other cords on the cord, it is just a natural occurrence at cutting manufacturing, just remove the lint with a lint roller, scotch tape or your fingers. All Faux Suede, waxed and other cords may vary in size / color / softness/ texture relative to each other of same size / color and from previous orders / spools, it is not a factory defect but just an natural inconsistency occurrence in manufacturing depending on the dye/ color used - chocolate faux suede is not as soft as the other colors. When we place new orders for the same color we often receive a slightly different color and / or softness. We do our best to reshoot photos. Same with Korea cord, IE our new 2mm Korea cords vary +/- 0.3mm - So, if you need 100% consistency with previous order, please do not buy from my shop as I never get consistency in the products I buy / resell. Also, this cord is dyed and should not get wet or chewed as it may stain. For any length above 25 yards, please inquire about availability

3b- ELASTIC Nylon coated rubber: Sizes are within +/- 0.25mm - Softness and elasticity vary among colors, sizes and spool received, some more elastic than others or softer than other color or sizes

3c- SATIN NYLON and Polyester: Note that each size may not be precise and varies +/- 0.2mm - also, these cords are really soft (feels like silk or satin) and smooth and when spooled may take a twisted shape an appear a bit wrinkled; You can smooth it out by gently (low heat) ironing the cord if necessary and then smooth it out by running your fingers throat the cord

4- "ANTIQUED" SILVER / Gold CHARMS, beads and Findings: The surface is not smooth nor even nor bright silver or golden but more weathered antiqued used grey distressed metal look, some are darker or more polished than others - most with dark spots / dirtyish streaks, tiny bubbles which is a natural qualities given for an "antiquish" distressed look IE: sweet 16 and most message circle charms - Do not get these charms if you're expecting a clean smooth non tarnishing metal - Also, as we do not receive consistency in color and surface of charms metal when we receive new shipment, we cannot offer a guaranty the charm / bead will be identical to previous order - All photos are taken with a flash which may make the metal surface appear smoother or brighter than real.The ones with the black writings have light to dark writings and is not a defect but a natural manufacturing occurrence for the "antiqued" look

5- ALL METAL beads, charms, findings and clasp / GEMSTONE / Freshwater pearls / Glass charms, beads / tubes come from India and / or China - We only buy "lead free" or "lead & nickel free" metal however we do not test our metals and cannot guaranty that it is a true "nickel free" item - Gemstones are all natural and description will state if dyed and / or enhanced - may on occasion vary in color, size or shape from your previous order or among beads / strands - Gemstones will vary in size +/- 2mm (specially gemstone chips as none are of same size so the size listed in listing is the approximate "average" size of most chips with a variation up to 2-3mm along the strand) & color among strands and beads and are not always the very same color from one order to the next - In the same strand some beads may have more / less veins than on photos - we cannot offer consistency as shown on photo as these natural gemstones are never the same - Gold and specially alloy beads and findings clasps in particular tends to discolor a bit faster - None are identical and holes vary and may be unevenly drilled and no perfect hole site, specially natural gemstones, so please do not expect consistency in shape, size, hole and colors as we do not receive it ourselves from our distributors - Silver beads may also be a tad brighter on picture than real because of the flash and / or monitor - Most charms and metal beads specially antiqued silver color are manufactured in China and we noticed some tiny bubbles, dark spots, non smooth surface of charms, reddish hue color or such variances as well - it is not a factory defect or inconsistency but just a natural (manufacturing) occurrence when I receive new orders of the same products so we cannot offer you consistency relative to a previous order. When the color variation is greater than 20%, I reshoot the picture to give you a truer visual of the product. Also note that most "Gold" alloy beads or charms tend to tarnish / change color quite fast - For glass pearl beads there may be a slight variation in color among different sizes. All charms and beads are factory direct, so it is a good idea to clean / rinse before use - All freshwater pearls are genuine but bleached or dyed for the colored ones. Note that small lobster clasps sometimes break, probably factory defect but we check them one by one at the orders however it may happen so we usually add a couple more to make up for it

5 a- DESTASH ITEMS: We destash / discount sell all our discolored / tarnishing or poor quality metal items for the buyer that want to save and use them for play / craft as these items are not intended for professional designers - Destashed cords are of a regular quality but discontinued by our distributors

6- LARGE HOLE FRESHWATER PEARLS: Size vary between 7.50-8.50mm long and 5-6.50mm wide - not 1 pearl is of same size or shape and each strand varies in size as well so if you buy 2 or more strands they will not be of the same size - hole is consistent between 1.2-1.5mm

7- TARNISHING / gold & silver plating / coloring: Please note, all metal, including Sterling silver, plated or colored will darken, tarnish or fade at some point unless treated w/ anti tarnishing - To retard tarnishing, please treat with anti tarnish products - The question is at what rate, degree and speed will it tarnish or fade, dunno, as it depends on many environmental and other factors - We've noticed that Gold beads and clasp or findings tend to discolor faster - However, if tarnishing happens, using the same liquid cleaner used for Sterling helps revive the color - we do not sell non tarnishing or non fading metal beads or charms - All "Antiqued silver" beads already appear darken or vintage discolored like, some more than others in the same bag of beads hence their name "antiqued" - Cleanining these beads with a acetone nail polish remover will brighten the silver (depending on beads)

8- PEARLIZED GLASS BEADS : They look great in a variety of colors but are really a "very cheap version" of the Swarovski glass pearls, there are of a low quality purchased in China w/ occasional chips, peeling of color at the hole site and fading color hence the discounted prices - Also note that these are 'pearlized" and tricky to capture the true color therefore we've noticed that our photos do appear either brighter, lighter or a tad darker than real, so if your purchase is contingent on the color on the photo to be 100% accurate, please do not buy as you may feel the color on our shop is a tad brighter or darker and we do no want our buyers to be disappointed - good for craft and play but not recommended for serious / selling use of jewelry

9- BLACK or dyed FRESHWATER PEARLS: These are genuine freshwater pearls however they are dyed and color may peel off of appear chip mostly at the drilled hole area

10- CRIMPS: Note that all IRON rectangle crimps are soft and work better with faux suede and ribbons - also, if you crimp too hard the crimp surface will peel off - For harder cords like leather it is better to use BRASS crimps as they are more solid, hard and sturdy

11- PICTURES: They are all enlarged to show details so not reflective of actual size - Color may vary according to monitor - Also, as I am not a professional photographer, the images may not reflect all the details or such, so in doubt, please do not buy as we don't want you to be disappointed.

12- MISTAKES FROM MichouBeads: On very rare occasions we may make a little woopsie in your order and send you (for example) qty 1 instead of qty 2 or the wrong item or such because we placed more attention into getting your order rushed out - If this happens, please send us a message and we'll fix it and / or refund you missing items if cannot be shipped, however, if it is "Fundamental" for you to deal with a "Business", we are not "it" - We're only Etsy jewelry designers having fun buying material in bulk and simply sharing with our friends and other fellow designers - Hope you love everything you see in our shop!

12b- DAMAGED ITEMS: On very rare occasions some beads or tubes in bulk size packs may contained a damage piece or such, it is not a factory defect but probably got damaged in shipping to us or to you - Let us know and we'll refund the item

13- USPS Shipping - Please see our shipping policies - We ship 1st class Usps unless you get an upgrade from the shop - Note that during holiday seasons, Usps, occasionally gets a bit delayed in deliveries which we are not responsible for.

YOUTUBE MichouBeads TUTORIALS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0Ghb9UCZllgBDNE0UL0ng

OUR JEWELRY SHOPS on Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/WrappedinYou
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBangleDivas
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OhValentinaJewelry
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCharmDiva

8- RETURNS TO
See return policies

Thank you, Have FUN!

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About

Restaurateurs turned designers and bead suppliers

We are restaurateurs from New York turned Floridian jewelry designers and beading suppliers - We have a couple jewelry Etsy shops and created MichouBeads to share our supplies with fellow designers like you - We mostly buy in bulk and sell products we use in our designs.

Hope you like what we offer and feel free to browse our Etsy jewelry shops for design ideas: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WrappedinYou and
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCharmDiva

ALSO, check out MichouBeads on YouTube for design Tutorials.
We do it all: design, take our pictures, upload all our listings, buy products, prepare orders and ship it all - along with making tutorial videos - Lots of FUN!!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 9, 2019

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
RETURN ADDRESS
Pascal Fevrier
Po Box 11474
Naples, Florida 34101

PLEASE NOTE:
- We make exceptions and in some cases extend our return policies to 31 days but not on tarnishable metal brass or alloy beads - please see FAQ's in regards to tarnishing metal beads and the likes - Also our FLASH SALES (liquidating inventory) are final sales but we may make exceptions if you contact us within 5 days of delivery
- We take our own pictures of the products and sometimes, the PICTURE does not reflect 100% the quality/details of the beads, cords or such also color vary among monitors, so, if you are not sure of the quality or color of the product please don't buy it, however we accept returns :)
Payment
Credit Cards and Paypal -us dollars-
Shipping
I SHIP from my studio in Naples, Florida asap or within 48h after payment has been received - I ship to your address on Etsy file unless notified otherwise.
I use USPS 1st class with tracking number.

USA CUSTOMERS:
- You will receive an e-mail confirmation once shipped, with the tracking number.
- For "Rush shipping" , please let me know, and I will give you a USPS quote.
- You also agree not to hold me responsible if USPS experiences a delay in delivery.
- You also agree that if the USPS tracking shows that the package was delivered but you did not receive it, you will not hold me responsible and you will take this issue directly with your local postal office and / or the management of any deliveries in your community.


INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
- I ship 1st class USPS International, however, there is NO Tracking number available once it has departed the USA, so we have no means of tracking the Delivery of the package. So if you haven't received the package, I can only prove to you that I did "my part" of mailing it, but I cannot Guaranty you the delivery of the package.
If you purchase from my shop you agree you will not hold me responsible for any delay or lost packages, however, I will refund you the cost of goods if the package is resent to me.
- I do offer, for an additional surcharge shipping fee, the option to mail your package PRIORITY International which most countries offers a delivery status

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOM / TAX / DUTIES
The price of our products does not include any duties, tax or VAT. We just charge you product and shipping costs only. if you are charged of a VAT or any type of custom duty / tax, you just need to pay it.

In most countries, the buyer (you) has to pay taxes or duties on imported goods. The laws are different in every country. Unfortunately there is no way for us to know the the regulations / customs /practices /loopholes / paperwork /codes and such of every single country. Therefore, it is your responsibility to find out that information BEFORE you order with us as you (the buyer) are responsible for any / all customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties ect associated with the purchase/shipping of the item to your respective country should they incure at the time of delivery
PLEASE NOTE: the invoice generated by your transaction is the invoice that I will use as my packing / custom slip - Also I will not be held responsible for items damaged by customs. Please refer to your country's import regulations. thank you.


PS: SHIPPING & HANDLING Prices
=> Our shipping price reflect / include: We buy all shipping supplies at Staples and other local retail stores (padded envelops + paper + labels + plastic bags + anything related to shipping) + hire a person to pick up packages and drive to the post office + part of the Etsy listing fee - Shipping is always combined within an order however if you place several orders and request combining, we will refund you overcharge shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ before BUYING:

1- OUR LEATHER CORD is a natural lead free dyed Indian leather and each batch I receive, on occasions, varies in color and / or thickness / Stiffness so it may not always be a perfect match to the colors / thickness / softness or stiffness you previously received or shown on listing, therefore we cannot offer consistency as we do not receive consistency. IE: The Red and orange 2mm is thicker (+ 0.3mm), stiffer and not as supple than other colors - Also because of this type of natural dye, the color may at time crack with tight knots w/ the 1mm cords - I offer the leather and suede cords on Grid listings so you can pick several colors / qty from a single listing and I offer the same in individual listings so you have a better view of the actual color. For any length above 10 yards, please inquire about availability.

2- FAUX SUEDE and other CORDS: There're occasional factory knots or tapes on leather / faux suede / cords length of 4 yards or more so if you need continuous length, please let us know via convo message or don't get it here as I cannot guaranty continuity on such length. All Faux Suede, waxed and other cords may vary a bit in size / color / texture relative to each other of same size / color and from previous orders / spools, it is not a factory defect but just an natural inconsistency occurrence in manufacturing depending on the dye/ color used. IE our new 2mm Korea cords vary +/- 0.3mm - So, if you need 100% consistency with previous order, please do not buy from my shop as I never get consistency in the products I buy / resell. Also, this cord is dyed and should not get wet or chewed as it may stain. For any length above 25 yards, please inquire about availability.

3- ANTIQUED SILVER CHARMS: The surface is not a bright smooth silver but more of an antiqued used grey distressed metal look, some are darker or more polished than others - Dark spots / dirtyish streaks are a natural qualities to give the "antiquish" distressed look - The ones with the black writings have light to dark writings

4- ALL METAL / GEMSTONE / Freshwater pearls / Glass charms, beads / tubes / findings may on occasion, very slightly vary in color, size or shape from your previous order - Most charms and metal beads specially antiqued silver color are manufactured in China and we noticed some tiny bubbles, dark spots, non smooth surface of charms, reddish hue color or such variances as well - it is not a factory defect or inconsistency but just a natural (manufacturing) occurrence when I receive new orders of the same products so we cannot offer you consistency relative to a previous order. When the color variation is greater than 20%, I reshoot the picture to give you a truer visual of the product. Also note that most "Gold" alloy beads or charms tend to tarnish / change color quite fast - For glass pearl beads there may be a slight variation in color among different sizes. All charms and beads are factory direct, so it is a good idea to clean / rinse before use - All freshwater pearls are genuine but bleached or dyed for the colored ones.

5- TARNISHING: All metal, including Sterling silver, plated or colored will tarnish at some point unless treated w/ anti tarnishing - The question is at what rate, degree and speed will it tarnish: dunno, as it depends on many environmental and other factors - However, if it happens, using the same liquid cleaner used for Sterling helps revive the color - we do not sell non tarnishing metal beads.

6- PICTURES: They are all enlarged to show details so not reflective of actual size - Color may vary according to monitor - Also, as I am not a professional photographer, the images may not reflect all the details or such, so in doubt, please do not buy as we don't want you to be disappointed.

7- MISTAKES FROM MichouBeads: On very rare occasions we may make a little woopsie in your order and send you (for example) qty 1 instead of qty 2 or the wrong item or such because we placed more attention into getting your order rushed out - If this happens, please send us a message and we'll fix it and / or refund you missing items if cannot be shipped, however, if it is "Fundamental" for you to deal with a "Business", we are not "it" - We're only Etsy jewelry designers having fun buying material in bulk and simply sharing with our friends and other fellow designers - Hope you love everything you see in our shop!

8- PEARLIZED GLASS BEADS : They look great in a variety of colors but are really a "very cheap version" of the Swarovski glass pearls w/ occasional chips, peeling of color at the hole site and fading color hence the discounted prices - good for craft and play but not recommended for serious / selling use of jewelry

9- USPS Shipping - Please see our shipping policies - We ship 1st class Usps unless you get an upgrade from the shop - Note that during holiday seasons, Usps, occasionally gets a bit delayed in deliveries which we are not responsible for.

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9- RETURNS TO
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More information

Last updated on Mar 2, 2019
Frequently asked questions
GLASS PEARLIZED BEADS

There are low quality purchased in China - They look great in a variety of colors but are a "very cheap version" of the Swarovski glass pearls w/ occasional chips, peeling of color at the hole site and fading color hence the discounted prices - good for craft and play but not recommended for serious / selling use of jewelry. - Also note that these are 'pearlized" and tricky to capture the true color therefore we've noticed that our photos do appear either brighter, lighter or a tad darker than real, so if your purchase is contingent on the color on the photo to be 100% accurate, please do not buy as you may feel the color on our shop is a tad brighter, lighter or darker and we do no want our buyers to be disappointed

TARNISHING OF METAL

TARNISHING / gold & silver plating / coloring: Please note, all metal, including Sterling silver, plated or colored will darken, tarnish or fade at some point unless treated w/ anti tarnishing - To retard tarnishing, please treat with anti tarnish products - The question is at what rate, degree and speed will it tarnish or fade, dunno, as it depends on many environmental and other factors - We've noticed that Gold beads and clasp or findings tend to discolor faster - However, if tarnishing happens, using the same liquid cleaner used for Sterling helps revive the color - we do not sell non tarnishing or non fading metal beads or charms - All "Antiqued silver" beads already appear darken or vintage discolored like, some more than others in th

PHOTOS of ITEMS / LISTINGS

They are all enlarged to show details so not reflective of actual size - Color may vary according to monitor - Also, as I am not a professional photographer, the images may not reflect all the details or such, and colors are often brighter or darker than real - so in doubt, please do not buy as we don't want you to be disappointed.

Custom and personalized orders

Please see "Announcement" on home page where it says "read more..."

BOLO & FLAT BRAIDED LEATHER CORDS

Our leather cords are genuine leather free of Lead, AZO’s, PCP, Mercury dye. Made in India - Usually continuous, may have a factory glue or tape on 1+ yards - May vary in size and color along cord, spool received - Photos do not accurately capture the true color and my be a bit darker, brighter or lighter than real - If you absolutely need the cord to be like the photo, please do not by the listing as you may (or not) be disappointed

ROUND & FLAT LEATHER CORDS

Genuine leather free of Lead, AZO’s, PCP, Mercury dye. Made in India - The base is a natural / brown cord dyed. Softness, texture & color vary among colors, same strand strand, sizes & spools. Note: all flat leather, 2,3,4x1mm & 5x1mm have a factory "soldered glue" to make the cord continuous; at this spot the cord may be thinner or thicker to the touch and may appear cracked or may crack if twisted, knotted or pulled. These cords are strong yet thin, so pulling or knotting them with enough force will crack the cord specially the dainty 1m round cord may break easily - for a sturdier cord get the 2mm thick IE 4x2mm - If you absolutely need the cord to be like the photo, please do not buy the listing as photos are darker / brighter than real

DESTASH / DST / BARGAIN BIN

It means we are "destashing / ending inventory" from the items and (often) discounting the price but will not continue to carry the item either because distributor no longer carries it or we received a different color/size cord for the same item or the size / color is a bit thicker or thinner or the metal is discoloring or the likes ...

GENUINE SUEDE CORDS (Flat and Round)

Genuine suede leather free of Lead, AZO’s, PCP, Mercury dye. Made in India - The base is a natural / brown cord dyed. Softness, texture & color vary among colors, same strand strand, sizes & spools. Note: Lengths over 3 or 5 yards and specially all length over 10 yards are not be not continuous and may have 1 or more "soldered glue" or taped pieces to make the cord continuous. The "glued or soldered part may vary in color and texture (sometimes as shown on photo); may also have some manufacturing lints, removable with tape

CORDS on SPOOLS, CARDS or BUNDLE

Depending on the length and type of cord ordered, we often spool the cord of 25-40+ yards on a spool. If you do not want a spool and prefer your cord in a bundle or card (if applicable), let us know at "Check out" in "NOTE to SELLER"

ELASTIC, FAUX SUEDE & SATIN NYLON CORDS

ELASTIC Nylon coated rubber: Sizes are within +/- 0.25mm - Softness and elasticity vary among colors, sizes and spool received, some more elastic than others or softer than other color or sizes

SATIN NYLON, Polyester & faux suede: Note that each size may not be precise and varies +/- 0.2mm - also, these cords are really soft (feels like silk or satin) and smooth and when spooled may take a twisted shape an appear a bit wrinkled; You can smooth it out by gently (low heat) ironing the cord if necessary and then smooth it out by running your fingers throat the cord. The same factory occurrence is also present, at times on flat Faux Suede