TheBeadApothecary

Designer Czech glass beads for beautiful creations.

California, United States · 20833 Sales

TheBeadApothecary

Designer Czech glass beads for beautiful creations.

California, United States 20833 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(8102)
Shop owner

Maggie

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Announcement   Over 100 restocks are headed into the shop in the next week, yay!
Spending over $100? Please use coupon code AUTUMN2016 for 10% off of your purchase!

Welcome to The Bead Apothecary!
Thank you for visiting my little shoppe, I'm so delighted you are here! Please enjoy your sojourn and let your imagination explore. See my profile and shop policies for more information, and feel free to send a convo with any questions. <3 -Maggie

Follow my sparkly adventures on Instagram: Figgy15thebeadapothecary
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I specialize in designer and hard to find Czech glass. Many styles are limited edition dye lots so when they are gone, they are gone! I try to list new items weekly, so check back often! :)

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 22, 2016

Over 100 restocks are headed into the shop in the next week, yay!
Spending over $100? Please use coupon code AUTUMN2016 for 10% off of your purchase!

Welcome to The Bead Apothecary!
Thank you for visiting my little shoppe, I'm so delighted you are here! Please enjoy your sojourn and let your imagination explore. See my profile and shop policies for more information, and feel free to send a convo with any questions. <3 -Maggie

Follow my sparkly adventures on Instagram: Figgy15thebeadapothecary
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I specialize in designer and hard to find Czech glass. Many styles are limited edition dye lots so when they are gone, they are gone! I try to list new items weekly, so check back often! :)

Maggie

Contact shop owner

Maggie

Rosy Outlook (10) -Czech Glass Saucers 6x9mm
US$2.80
Velvet Amethyst (10) -Czech Glass Druks 8mm
US$1.65
Velvet Amethyst (25) -Czech Glass Druks 6mm
US$1.85
Golden Velvet (25) -Czech Glass Druks 6mm
US$1.85
In Bloom (2) -Lead Free Cast Cord End 11x23mm
US$2.75
Flower Keeper (2) -Lead Free Cast Bails 11x14mm
US$2.35
Glitter Mint (10) -Czech Glass Rondelles 8x6mm
US$2.60
Cosmic (6) -Czech Glass Dome Beads 12x7mm
US$2.30
Blue Fairy (6) -Czech Glass Dome Beads 12x7mm
US$2.30
Arctic Ice (6) -Czech Glass Smooth Drops 20x9mm
US$2.65
Sea Tangle (6) -Czech Glass Pear Drops 16x12mm
US$2.65
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About

One bead at a time

Etsy was first a way to destash my extra inventory, but I have grown to absolutely love running a bead shop and I consider it much more than a side job now. There is no greater joy for me than getting to play with different colors and textures; seeking out that next special shiny object. I must have been a Magpie in a past life. (Coincidence my name is Maggie? I think not!). I love beads and getting to connect with others with the same passion.

The wonderful, creative customers I have gotten to "meet" from all around the world has been such a remarkable experience. I am thankful for every order, big or small, because I know there are lots of choices out there. It's truly an honor!

When I'm not running the bead shop I'm metalsmithing, knitting, teaching, and creating for my jewelry and stitch marker line called Figgy15. I wear many hats and work long hours, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

My jewelry has also been published in:
Jewelry Affaire Magazine -Fall 2012, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014.

My bead shop and jewelry line has enabled me to stay home to raise/home school our daughters, and all those extra hours and moments I have with them are priceless. Thank you for helping us create our little slice of happy!

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  • Maggie

    Owner, Photographer, Shipper

    I have been designing and creating jewelry professionally since 2005. I find inspiration through my family and our adventures, dance, the rich landscapes that California has to offer, and periods of history.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2016
Welcome to The Bead Apothecary! This little shop came about as a way for me to destash the extra inventory from my jewelry line, and has grown into quite a bead haven! I run the store completely on my own, and will always do my best to give my customers amazing quality with outstanding customer service.

I love finding gorgeous, specialty items to share with you; it's truly my happy place. So thank you to all my customers, new and old, who have joined me on this creative adventure. And remember, art is a journey, not a destination! <3

All my best,
-Maggie

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment through PayPal, or directly with Etsy Direct Checkout.

California residents will be charged 8.50% sales tax.
Shipping
I ship fast! Orders are shipped as soon as possible, and always within 2 days, (but usually much sooner). Shipping will be USPS first class mail with delivery confirmation for the U.S. and first class international for all other orders. Orders over $100 are automatically upgraded to Priority Mail through USPS with insurance, at no additional charge (domestic orders only). All orders are carefully packaged in a bubble mailer with additional bubble wrap for added security. If you would like insurance on your order, please convo me for the additional prices before completing your purchase.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
The USPS has recently increased the price of international postage dramatically. I use Etsy Calculated Shipping, where your shipping price will be determined by the weight of the items in your cart. Purchasing flat rate Priority shipping is recommended for international orders over $100.00. Please contact me prior to purchase if you are interested in insurance for your order, it runs from $2.70 and up.

First Class International will now come with delivery confirmation for the following countries:

Australia
Belgium
Canada
Croatia
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Hungary
Israel
Latvia
Lithuania
Malaysia
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Singapore
Spain
Switzerland

*Please Note* I did not make this list myself, participating countries are chosen by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

I can't be held responsible for any customs fees for packages sent to international locations, and I have no control over imposed import duties of other countries.

*International Buyers* Please do not ask me to mark your package as a gift, or for a lesser value. As I am a licensed business I cannot fulfill these requests; it is illegal to falsify customs documents and I can incur a large fine and/or jail time, and get my business shut down. Please understand, and thank you!
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be completely satisfied with your beads! I happily accept returns up to 14 days after purchase, and kindly ask that all merchandise must be returned in original condition and quantity and safely reshipped to receive a refund. Buyer is responsible for shipping costs of return, and previous shipping charges won't be refunded.

Usually if a package is marked delivered and not clearly lost I can't offer a refund/replacement, as this is to protect my shop from fraudulent behavior. Please convo me if this situation arises. All cases of missing packages are promptly reported to the post master and will be investigated by postal authorities.

Of course, if I make a mistake, (send the wrong item/quantity/damage in post, etc), please contact me as soon as possible so I can get this corrected, at no further cost to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
If there is an issue with your order, please contact me before leaving feedback so we can get it resolved. I pride myself on making my customers happy with quick shipping, great service, and quality items. But I can only fix any problems that arise if I know about them, so communication is greatly appreciated. :)

I take my pictures indoors with professional photography equipment and a macro detail lens, and never with any flash. I try my very hardest to get the images as close to reality as possible. Please know that different computer monitors and personal brightness settings can change their appearance. Once you receive your order, viewing beads in a dark room/under artificial lighting/very bright outdoor lighting, etc will also affect perceived color.

*Feedback* Even though Etsy no longer allows a seller to leave feedback, please know that I love all my customers and do appreciate each and every one of you and your very kind words!

I kindly reserve the right to not give out my supplier information or other trade contacts, and I ask that you please respect this. Thank you!

All photography and written descriptions are (c)The Bead Apothecary 2007-2016, all rights reserved, strictly enforced.