Retr8Bit

Hama Bead Creations, Accessories and Jewellery

London, United Kingdom 549 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (118)

Retr8Bit

Hama Bead Creations, Accessories and Jewellery

London, United Kingdom | 549 Sales

Matthew Kibble

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Matthew Kibble

Announcement    CHRISTMAS ORDER DEADLINES FOR CONFIRMED SHIPPING:
- UK - 20th December 1PM GMT [FREE 1ST CLASS]
- EU - 10th December 1PM GMT
- EVERYWHERE ELSE - 8th December 1PM GMT
Any orders made after these dates will not be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 4, 2018

CHRISTMAS ORDER DEADLINES FOR CONFIRMED SHIPPING:
- UK - 20th December 1PM GMT [FREE 1ST CLASS]
- EU - 10th December 1PM GMT
- EVERYWHERE ELSE - 8th December 1PM GMT
Any orders made after these dates will not be guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(118)
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quality 26 shipping 18 customer service 11

About Retr8Bit

Sales 549
On Etsy since 2011

Someone asked me to make 500 turtles, then I made a shop!

Retr8bit began as Retro 8bit back in 2011 where I picked up the idea of creating Hama bead designs from another bead artist. After a few conventions, going around showcasing and selling my creations from a box I carried around, a different friend asked me to create 500 items based on his Mine Turtle character (youtube 'asdfmovie'). Just a few months later I had finished the order and had made enough to fund the business's start-up!

Then in 2012, after I'd finished my education, myself and my partner officially started trading at conventions as Retr8bit !!

Whilst I can't claim to have invented the idea, my unique selling point is the 3 dimensional creations, ranging from small chests with a curved head (which is incredibly difficult with normally intended-to-be-flat beads) all the way up to the 17,000 bead chest created on request for an engagement ring reveal box (complete with a heart container!).

I am happy to attempt just about anything! All you have to do is ask!

Shop members

  • Matthew Kibble

    Owner, Creator

  • Sarah Atherton-Knight

    Assistant

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2019
Welcome to Retr8bit!

I've been creating with Hama Beads for over 2 years now, having sold at several UK based conventions, ranging from International to local, as well as Online.

I only work in MINI beads (2.5mm diameter) placing them individually with tweezers. The work takes time but producing top rate products is what I am for and you will never get second best.

Items designed for constant use (e.g. Keychains, Bag clips, Earrings, etc.) are produced so that they are flatter and more resilient to breaking, many of our customers coming back after over a year wishing to add to their collection.

If you have any questions about custom items/ideas, please don't hesitate to message me here on Etsy or the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/retr8bit/

Thank you and I hope you enjoy my work!

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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Refunds are available. Items must be returned or have not been sent out for a refund to be issued.

Postage issues will be considered on a case basis (I.e damage or loss); not all will be eligible for refund. [please read delivery policy] Where an item is unsuccessful in delivery, a refund will be issued excluding the cost of postage. Please notify us if you have not received your order.
Payment
We accept PayPal and all major credit/debit cards for purchases. All items include the UK tax rate (20%). Order cancellations are accepted up until the designated date of dispatch.
Shipping
Please take note of dispatch estimates when purchasing.

From dispatch, delivery estimates are between 1-3 working days for UK orders, and 5 working days for International orders. TRACKING INFORMATION IS UNAVAILABLE. If you require tracking, please contact us before purchase.

Whilst every precaution is taken to avoid courier delays, please be aware these may occur (especially with international orders) and are beyond our control.

Reorders/refunds can only be dispatched after the delivery service has officially declared the item lost (10 working days for UK, 25 working days for International).
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have a custom request, feel free to contact us here on Etsy or on Facebook.com/retr8bit