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Welcome to The Merry Bead!

Please take a moment to review my shop policies before purchasing:

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PLEASE read my shop policies PRIOR to purchase to avoid any unnecessary conflict. Upon completing a purchase at The Merry Bead, you are agreeing to my policies.

I ship Monday through Friday ONLY. International orders are only shipped on Thursday. Domestic orders usually get shipped within 48 to 72 hours of payment. Please be aware that if you are an International customer, your order can take up to a month to arrive. Please keep this in mind when making a purchase. I have no control over your country's customs clearing in a timely manner.

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PLEASE READ MY SHOP POLICIES FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION PRIOR TO PURCHASE! By completing a purchase at The Merry Bead, you are agreeing to ALL the terms of my shop policies. I strongly encourage you to take a moment to review them.

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I recommend using dead soft wire NO LARGER than 26 gauge when wire wrapping beads you purchase from my shop. I am not responsible for beads broken through wrapping a designer myself, I have had the misfortune of breaking my share of beads and know the heartbreak it causes, especially when there is significant money loss involved.

If you have any questions regarding wrapping techniques, I am convo friendly, please feel free to ask...I have been working with fine gems for years and am happy to share my knowledge!

I also recommend investing in a's a tool that every jewelry designer should own. Bead Smith makes a super cheap plastic version or you can go all the way and invest in an electronic version...mine is brass...middle of the road...I spent about $6 on will help you to easily visualize bead measurements. Of course, you could always use the trusty ruler...but the caliper is better...just my opinion! It will eliminate any suprise when buying beads...

On that note...if you just don't want to mess with a caliper, here are a few handy references:

U.S. Coin references:

Penny: 19mm in diameter
Nickel: 21mm in diameter
Dime: 18mm in diameter
Quarter: 24mm in diameter

25mm = 1"
19mm = 3/4"
13mm = 1/2"
6mm = 1/4"

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.