OasisAfricanTrade

Beads, Jewelry, Textiles and Collectibles

Bellingham, Washington On Etsy since 2013

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

OasisAfricanTrade

Beads, Jewelry, Textiles and Collectibles

Bellingham, Washington | 1,503 Sales

Announcement    Many African treasures have come to me through the African Bead Traders over the last 20 years. You will also find original polymer beads and art, a wide variety of unique jewelry made of African trade beads, and hundreds of Vintage Czech pressed glass beads (catalog here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-T8_wXK6d7gT29pR3hUMFRnbEU/). See my other Etsy store:,--Ethnicgoodsjewelry-- hosting a wide variety of ethnic jewelry and other vintage "goods" from around the world including amazing vintage silk saris. Please check out this new shop. Browse and enjoy!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 12, 2016

Many African treasures have come to me through the African Bead Traders over the last 20 years. You will also find original polymer beads and art, a wide variety of unique jewelry made of African trade beads, and hundreds of Vintage Czech pressed glass beads (catalog here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-T8_wXK6d7gT29pR3hUMFRnbEU/). See my other Etsy store:,--Ethnicgoodsjewelry-- hosting a wide variety of ethnic jewelry and other vintage "goods" from around the world including amazing vintage silk saris. Please check out this new shop. Browse and enjoy!

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About OasisAfricanTrade

Sales 1,503
On Etsy since 2013

Fifty years of collecting and creating now offered on Etsy at Oasis African Trade and Ethnic Goods Jewelry

I traveled the world, worked as a family therapist, raised a family and cared for dozens of kids in my day-care home, founded the Northwest Polymer Clay Guild, created a group of bronze sculptures based on family relationships, and now make jewelry in my Bellingham shop, Oasis Bead Lounge.

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  • Karen Murphy

    Owner, Customer Service, Creator

    Travelling the world 50 years ago, I became obsessed with beautiful ethnic things... and beads; been collecting beads (and silk saris) and making jewelry ever since. Come visit me in my shop, Oasis Bead Lounge, in Bellingham, WA.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 23, 2017
Welcome to my 2 Etsy shops: ethnicgoodsjewelry and oasisafricantrade. You will find treasures from around the world and historically up to 3500 years old, finished jewelry made from some of these treasures which I began making about 20 years ago and continue to enjoy making today.

Accepted payment methods

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
Full refunds less shipping will be given when requested within 10 days of shipping when items are returned at buyers expense and are received by seller in original condition.
Payment
I accept payment over 3 months with prior arrangement with the understanding that money received will not be refunded if the buyer does not complete the agreement.
Shipping
Orders will be shipped by the least expensive method with USPS unless the customer requests and is willing to pay the costs of other shipping options. The post office in my area is closed on Saturdays and Sundays and my shop is closed on Mondays. Orders received after Friday 5 pm will be shipped on the following Tuesday morning for this reason. Shipments within the U.S. automatically includes $50 insurance and tracking. Additional insurance may be requested at the time of placing an order and added to the cost.
I send everything 1st class (the least expensive) unless you request otherwise. Shipping and handling fees will often be a "small box flat rate" of $7 if the item is fairly heavy and I think it is the most economical way to send it. If you want insurance, signature required or additional insurance or other additional shipping service, please be sure to let me know when you order and before I ship so we can figure the actual cost.
Tracking and/or insurance is not available on international 1st class. I can provide a photo of the postal receipt but I cannot guarantee delivery unless you want to pay the huge cost of international extra services. Please contact me before your purchase if you want insurance or tracking or registered shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I sell retail only.