NatureBeads

Acai Beads, Tagua Nuts, Leather, Tassels and more!

Florida, United States · 45089 Sales

NatureBeads

Acai Beads, Tagua Nuts, Leather, Tassels and more!

Florida, United States 45089 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(12546)

Announcement   Welcome to our colorful world!

»» You will find a good selection of: Acai Beads, Tagua Nut Beads, Handmade Jewelry Tassels, Natural Seeds, Wooden Beads, African Vinyl Record Beads, Horse Hair Tassels, Bone Beads, Leather Straps and other Leather goods, various Cording and Strings, Cabs and Gemstones, Natural American Turquoise, Sea Glass and other Glass Beads, Jewelry Findings & Charms. There's a lot more being posted on a regular basis, so please come back to check our shop often.

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✪ PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/NatureBeads/
✪ BLOG: http://www.naturebeads.com/blog
✪ TUMBLR: http://naturebeads.tumblr.com

For custom cabs and slabs visit my husband's shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FreeFormCabs

I also have a neglected shop that I hope to get up and running soon: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LilocaDesigns

Thank You for supporting our business!

If you have questions about ordering or item info, please convo us or just give us a call. We will be happy to assist you.

✺ Email: info [!at] naturebeads.com

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2016

Welcome to our colorful world!

»» You will find a good selection of: Acai Beads, Tagua Nut Beads, Handmade Jewelry Tassels, Natural Seeds, Wooden Beads, African Vinyl Record Beads, Horse Hair Tassels, Bone Beads, Leather Straps and other Leather goods, various Cording and Strings, Cabs and Gemstones, Natural American Turquoise, Sea Glass and other Glass Beads, Jewelry Findings & Charms. There's a lot more being posted on a regular basis, so please come back to check our shop often.

»» Sign Up for our Mailing List:
http://naturebeads.com/my-account/

Follow our Journey:
✪ INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/NatureBeads
✪ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/NatureBeads
✪ TWITTER: http://twitter.com/Naturebeads
✪ PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/NatureBeads/
✪ BLOG: http://www.naturebeads.com/blog
✪ TUMBLR: http://naturebeads.tumblr.com

For custom cabs and slabs visit my husband's shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FreeFormCabs

I also have a neglected shop that I hope to get up and running soon: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LilocaDesigns

Thank You for supporting our business!

If you have questions about ordering or item info, please convo us or just give us a call. We will be happy to assist you.

✺ Email: info [!at] naturebeads.com

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About

Trading things I love, create and gather from around the world!

Olá! Hello… Hola! Namaste~
I’m Lilly, owner, curator, photographer, color loving, shipper, explorer and hoarder of NatureBeads. I’m Brazilian, born in the heat of the Amazon rainforest, living the American dream along with a loving husband and a super smart German shepherd named Laila Bell.

“NatureBeads” is a hodgepodge of everything I love. Beads from artisans in South America, things we find in our trips all over the world, pieces we create ourselves.

Being from Brazil, especially the Amazon is a gift that makes you feel like an explorer. I grew up seeing nature, crazy colors, animals of all kinds and loving-happy people. My childhood was full of myths and legends, colors and folklore. As I grew up, the admiration by the natives, nature, animals, colors and the world as a whole grew as well.

I was in my teens when I started making jewelry, an attempt to put back together a bracelet I had bought years before. It was made with Acai beads and braided in a very special way. I tried to fix it for several days and when I finally figured it out, I knew I was into something! The need of extra money made me work hard and seek beyond my knowledge. I scoured the streets and I started to hang out around the native marked searching for interesting things to use on my own creations. While I was there, I used to help the natives with the tourists passing by and became friends with “Caramuru”, a native from the tribe “Sateré-Mawé”.

During my college time, I was blessed to be part of great research projects, to meet people from different countries, to travel and see the world at large. I spent time in the jungle for weeks at a time doing research and teaching the locals. I was often gifted with bark, seeds, scales and other things I used for my creations. In early 2006, I traveled to a small village in the middle of the Rio Negro for a month teaching assignment. That’s how I met David, I was teaching and he was fishing for Peacock bass (Tucunaré fish). Well, we were spot on and never left each other from the beginning. I finally moved to the USA and we got married. I brought along my bad pliers, some beads, strings and handmade native jewelry. No friends or family around gave me plenty of time to do something and I decided to start a website. Now, that was the tricky part since I barely spoke English. David helped me as he could and I got myself English books and a huge dictionary. It was difficult to get it going, I did not understand business or photography, my English was a disaster and I was not even able to answer the phone afraid to speak to people. I just did not know what I was doing.

I was lucky to sell something from time to time and I happily run to the closet to dig out a dusty box with all my goods. In March of 2008, my beads landed the cover of BeadStyle Magazine and the business grew overnight! I went back to South America, met great artisans and started developing a line of natural beads. "Tagua nut Beads” were not very popular back then, but after the magazine the demand was so great we could not fulfill our orders. Our artisans and I continued testing, cutting and dyeing pieces until we finally got the science of making beads figured out.

When I joined Etsy in June 2008, I was happy to find a place I could be inspired and learn. It took me a while to get it going, but thanks to Google translate I was able to list my products. It made me so happy, I felt I could rule the world with my broken English. We have been featured in different magazines, our Etsy shop never stops growing and it has become my full time job. Etsy has given me the opportunity to learn from my cough, to get inspired, to grow and see things differently. The world has so much to give and I hope to be able to share as much as I can in this lifetime. In our journey, David has discovered his artist side as well. He is truly a magician and is able to provide our shop with cabochons, rocks and leather straps. He cuts, tool, dye and polish all the rocks and leather straps by hand.

I hope you can delight your eyes in the things we create and have gathered along our journey.

Thank you for stopping by and wish you an amazing day!
Lilly & David
You can follow our journey here:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/NatureBeads
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/NatureBeads
Visit my blog: http://www.NatureBeads.info
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatureBeads
Tumblr: http://NatureBeads.tumblr.com

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  • Lilly

    Owner, Curator, Photographer

    I am the woman behind NatureBeads. I am happy for today and excited about tomorrow. I have the deepest appreciation for what Nature offers us. I grew up in the Amazon Jungle and I love the world at large!

  • David

    Lapidary & Leather Maker

    David is a true Floridian (7 generations). He creates all of the Lapidary & Leather pieces. He is very crafty! Special orders are welcome, convo us and he will make it happen!

  • Laila Bell

    The Security

    Laila is the love of my life! Her father is a DDR (East German) Shepherd and her Mom is a full black Czech Slovakian Shepherd. She is smart, sweet, has a crazy ball drive and does not know she is a dog. She is great!

  • Argo

    Trouble Maker

    Argo is half DDR and half Czech. He is very sharp, but boys are boys and he loves to get in trouble. Argo loves to explore, has an amazing bite and thinks the big bed belongs to him. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on July 27, 2016
Hello and welcome to our Nature Beads Etsy Shop! Nature Beads is a mixture of everything we create, curate and find interesting during our travels and I'm happy to share them with you. :) Enjoy!!!

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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
✪ We accept Paypal and Direct Check out through Etsy.

✪ Sales tax will be collected on items shipped within Florida.
Shipping
✨ We ship Worldwide! ✨

✪ WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP: Orders are shipped within 2-3 business days, sometimes a little more if we are really busy. We are closed and do not ship on weekends. We ship via USPS, unless other requests are made and if you wish to expedite your shipping, please convo me before checkout and we can make alternate arrangements. The expedited shipping options are related to the carrier and shipping method, it does not mean that your order will be jumped before other anxious customers. We treat everyone equality and that's pretty fair, don't you think!

✪ SHIPPING ADDRESS: Please make sure that the address you have on the order is the correct address. We print labels through Etsy and it will pull up all your info from the order. If your items are returned to me, postage will need to be paid again. If the package is lost or if is delivered to your old address because you have not updated your account, please understand that this is not my responsibility. Insurance is an option during the check out.

✪ INTERNATIONAL ORDERS SHIPPING: All international orders will ship via USPS First Class International Mail. First Class Mail packages will have tracking until the package leaves the US customs agency in Miami, NY or LA. After that point, it will not be trackable. International shipments can take a long time, sometimes more than 4 weeks. Please hold on and be patient! ✨✨✨✨✨ We also offer Insurance options during the checkout, unfortunately we cannot control shipping once it leaves the USA, so we highly recommend to add *Insurance* to your order. We can't be responsible for lost packages overseas! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨

✪ International Customers: We are not responsible for any customs, import fees, tariffs, taxes or duties fees, etc.. Please check the rules and regulations for your country before ordering. We are not responsible for any fees incurred, so please be thoughtful before leaving us bad feedback based on these emotions. Duties are part of International Commerce!

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation

✪ PACKAGING: Packaging supplies such as bubble wrap, foam peanuts, etc. are 100% recycled. We get a lot of supplies in and re-use a just about everything we receive. We too love our world, less plastic we use means less trash in the environment.

✪ A FEW MORE THINGS:

*Please note that insurance is OPTIONAL and we are not responsible for any lost or damaged order when not insured. Insurance is available at check out.

*By making a purchase you agree to the following terms and conditions as stated in our policies.

*Lastly, we love to work with you all, so please be kind and polite. If you have an issue, email us and we will try our best to find a solution. Being rude and offensive will not take you anywhere and we reserve the right to cancel your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
✪ Cancellations: We do not accept cancellations, please review your cart before submitting an order. Once it is placed, it is yours!

✪ Returns: If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us within 3 days after receiving your items. Returns MUST be authorized, so please contact us prior to mailing out the package. Items must be returned in its original, unused condition (including original packaging & tags). We will issue a full refund minus shipping, no questions asked. Customers are responsible for shipping cost on returned orders back to us. If a package shows up without a return number, it will be refused. :( Sorry guys, it causes too much trouble and many packages never make to us, so please follow the above!

* Orders received after the return deadline (3 days) will incur a 10% restocking fee, plus it takes us a ton of time to prepare your Tassel order and Tassel returns will incur 20% re-stocking fee. We also reserve the right to charge 10% restocking on any returns.

✪ Items not subject of return:

*All cut cording of all types / leather cording / leather straps sales are final ✨✨✨ IF WE CUT THE CORDING, IT IS YOURS!
*All custom made orders are final
*Custom cut / dyed items
*We also have a few listings for "AS IS". Those items are reduced to lowest prices and are final sales.

USED or Modified items WILL NOT be accepted.

✪ EXCHANGES: We do not process any exchanges. If you need to return an item and re-order it, we will grant you a refund (minus shipping) and ask you to purchase the item again as we cannot be responsible for return shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
1. OUT OF STOCK ITEMS: We are currently stocking thousands of items. Most items are in stock as listed, and often we have even more on hand then listed. However, occasionally an item listed may be out of stock. We try our best to avoid this, with so many items and custom orders going out, we may run out of an item. If that occurs, we will email you to right away and give you an update. We can exchange colors, items, hold the item in back order or issue a refund. ✨

2. FEEDBACK: Etsy has a new five star system. If you are pleased with your order and service, we would greatly appreciate if you can leave us five stars. If you have any issues with your order please contact us so we can work with you. We are real people (humans) and may make an error. We will correct any issues if contacted. Please convo us! ✨

3. WE WANT YOU TO BE SAFE: Please note, all items are not intended for children 14 and under. Even though some of our items are natural, we do not advise their use for baby teething or chewing uses. ✨

4. GET IN TOUCH: Please contact us via email at info [!at] naturebeads.com or give us a call at 386-530-4856. Make sure to inform the date of purchase, your ETSY user ID and name or code of items purchased. This information will help us to get back to you as quickly as possible. ✨

5. VARIATIONS and ONE OF KIND PIECES: Please be aware that natural products can present variation on color, shape and size. Each dye batch will also present a slight variation, so just to make sure you have the same bead color, get as many beads as possible to finish your project. Some of our beads and jewelry are “One of Kind” and we may not get it again. ✨

*Organic Leather Straps: keep in mind we are talking about 100% natural hides, from real lovely animals. They have stretch marks, scratches and scars just as we do. Those marks can not be removed from the hides and we actually think they give an extra organic touch and appearance to the pieces. Even though we make several straps from the same hide, they will vary from one to another. ✨

*Sea Glass beads will present a variation on color, size and shape of beads. ✨

*Acai Beads are made in house. We husk and drill the seeds in South America and finish them in our warehouse in Florida. Our dyes are certified Eco Friendly and Organic. Beads vary in size and sometimes shape. Mostly seeds are round ranging from 8-10mm. They're 100% natural and the core is similar to wood. They're very light weight and used often for yoga, praying beads, Malas, all Jewelry, etc. ✨

*Tagua is made in Brazil & Ecuador. We use the best ECO-AZO free dyes in the market. They're colorfast, light weight and every piece is made by hand. ✨

6. PIECES MAINTENANCE: Natural products require extra care. Please avoid contact with water or sun expose. Wood oil is also welcome for seeds and wood pieces/beads and make sure you keep your natural jewelry/beads in a dried place. To keep your Tagua beads with that beautiful shining, you can use a little wax in a cloth and rub the beads carefully. ✨

7. WHOLESALE / CUSTOM ORDERS: We would love to work with you. Wholesale options are available, as I gather and curate all of these goods directly from their source. ✨

8. STORE: We are located in North Florida, but set up to ship and ship only! Thanks for thinking of visiting, but for liability reasons, we are not open to the public! ✨

More information

Last updated on Jul 27, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Wholesale options are available as we try our best to source from the makers. Please message us with your inquires.

Discount options are based on products purchased in BULK. Each product has a different breakdown as they all cost a different amount, so PLEASE email me a screen shot of your shopping cart or a list of the products you're looking for and we will work from there. :))

Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders are shipped in beautiful colored tissue, packaged carefully and ready to be gifted. If you DO NOT need the receipt in the order, please leave us a note during the check out or message us directly!

International Shipping / Import Duty Calculator

If you're buying from a different country, most likely that you will have to pay duty fees. Here's a link for a Duty Fee Calculator and you can take a look on the estimate fee that your package may incur.

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation

Response Time

I try very hard to reply to all questions quickly, but it is only 1 of me responding to all the messages. Sometimes I am not on my desk or away from my phone, so please be patient and allow me 24-48 hours to reply to your messages. Thanks for understanding!

Exchanges & Cancellations

* We do not accept packages returned without a Return Number.
* We do not make exchanges or cancellations.