ThelmaMaysAttic

CZECH Glass Beads, TOHO Seeds, Fabric Buttons & more.

Kiama, Australia · 1823 Sales

ThelmaMaysAttic

CZECH Glass Beads, TOHO Seeds, Fabric Buttons & more.

Kiama, Australia 1823 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(896)

Shop owner

Melissa

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Announcement   Welcome to Thelma May's ATTIC...Anthology of Tiny Things Inspiring Creativity! Specializing in premium CZECH Glass Beads, TOHO seed beads, handmade fabric buttons & more for all your jewellery & creative projects.

YOU'RE AWESOME!
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Orders over $40 are eligible for a 10% discount. Enter the code 'AWESOME10' in the coupon field at checkout...happy shopping!

CONNECT
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Keep up with attic happenings on www.instagram.com/thelmamaysattic or search within the app for @thelmamaysattic...see you there! (#thelmamaysattic #tmattic)

COPYRIGHT ©
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ALL photography, digital imagery & literary content created by me, represented here within this shop and elsewhere, are protected by Copyright © Thelma May’s Attic 2011-2017

Announcement

Last updated on May 26, 2017

Welcome to Thelma May's ATTIC...Anthology of Tiny Things Inspiring Creativity! Specializing in premium CZECH Glass Beads, TOHO seed beads, handmade fabric buttons & more for all your jewellery & creative projects.

YOU'RE AWESOME!
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Orders over $40 are eligible for a 10% discount. Enter the code 'AWESOME10' in the coupon field at checkout...happy shopping!

CONNECT
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Keep up with attic happenings on www.instagram.com/thelmamaysattic or search within the app for @thelmamaysattic...see you there! (#thelmamaysattic #tmattic)

COPYRIGHT ©
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ALL photography, digital imagery & literary content created by me, represented here within this shop and elsewhere, are protected by Copyright © Thelma May’s Attic 2011-2017

Melissa

Contact shop owner

Melissa

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Updates

NEW // Shades of black beading kit...as timeless as Audrey.
NEW! // The sun_with_face popped its head out just long enough for me to photograph this spoonful of sugar. Mini faceted rondelles in adorable colours of opaque pink & transparent violet with a Picasso finish.
NEW! // The baby brothers & sisters to our favourite sweet saturated Czech glass beads are here to visit. Super sweet, but pack a punch at just 4mm...noogies & chinese burns all round!
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About

I once lived in a whale spout...

When I was young, Mum would tie up my wayward curls with ribbon into what looked like a tiny whale spout. She thought it was cute. I took it far more seriously, believing it was where Imagination lived. We were partners in crime, often mischievous, slightly troublesome but mostly creative dreamers.

As I grew older, I took control of styling my own mop. Soon realising the spout was no longer in fashion (I’m not sure it ever really was!) poor old Imagination was evicted. His comfortable abode was crimped, braided & teased out of existence. I always thought he’d moved downtown to an abandoned yet comfortably pleasant rabbit hole.

Years later, it was getting quite crowded in my studio and clearly time to do some spring cleaning. It was only after I began dusting away that I found my collection of beads & crafty things high in the rafters. I smacked my head on one of those rafters, hard, and without warning there he was…Imagination!

We sprang into spontaneous action just like the good old days and the ideas came thick and fast. It was time to let my bead treasures move onto greater things!

With index cards in hand the process of inventorying my collection began. Before long the idea that this could actually be something blossomed with the range expanding to include only the best quality sourced beading supplies from around the globe. Imagination and I had set about creating a little world of tiny things that once would have lived in a whale spout, just for me, instead living in a gabled Attic…just for you.

I hope to inspire your creativity, but do be careful not to bump your head on the Attic rafters…may cause acute imagination!

~M~

Shop members

  • Melissa

    Owner, Curator, Dreamer

    I have a dreamer’s noggin, a collection of tiny things and a wild imagination. The perfect ingredients to whip up a creative storm in a small gabled Attic!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 11, 2017
Thank you for visiting Thelma May’s Attic!

I hope you have a fun time rambling around The Attic just as much as I have enjoyed opening the shutters on its one window to you.

Behind that window and high up in the rafters is the policy clockwork that ticks silently in the background. Love them or loath them, dust ‘em off, dive in and read on!

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 and Etsy Credits
Payment
I offer the following secure payment options:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Apple Pay, SOFORT Bank Transfer, iDEAL and Etsy Gift Card
Shipping
SHIPPING RATES:

Great news! There are no incremental increases in postage for multiple items. I offer an advantageous and simple fixed shipping rate for both domestic and international order options, regardless of the quantity ordered. In short...the more you buy the more economical it becomes for you!

PROCESSING TIME & DELIVERY ESTIMATES:

Orders are processed and ship from Australia within 1-2 business days via Australia Post.

*Delivery estimates are based on Australia Post’s reasonable expectations and experience. Estimates are calculated in business days (excluding weekends and public holidays) however dependent on location, circumstance, seasonal demand and time spent in customs.

AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMER SHIPPING OPTIONS & ESTIMATED TIMEFRAMES:

1. Standard Shipping, a basic tracking service with a delivery estimate of 2-6 business days. This is the default shipping option, except for orders including bead kits, which will default to Parcel Post tracking service...see no.3 below.

2. Priority, a basic tracking service with a delivery estimate of 1-4 business days, for when you need your order that little bit faster.

3. Parcel Post, a tracking service with a delivery estimate of 5-6 business days. This is the default shipping option for orders including bead kits.

4. Express Post, a tracking service, offers the fastest possible delivery for when you just can't wait. This service is covered by Australia Post's next day delivery guarantee unless your shipping address falls outside the Express Post network. In this case Australia Post will use the fastest possible transport links.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER SHIPPING OPTIONS & ESTIMATED TIMEFRAMES:

1. Standard Shipping, a non-tracking service, carries the following regional delivery estimates. This is the default shipping option:

New Zealand: 7+ business days (*see above)
Canada: 11-21+ business days (*see above)
United States: 10-14+ business days (*see above)
Asia Pacific: 8-18+ business days (*see above)
Europe: 8-10+ business days (*see above)
Rest of World: 9-14+ business days (*see above)

PLEASE NOTE: I recommend you consider a tracking service with optional insurance coverage. Such services are NOT available upon checkout, except for orders including bead kits.

If you'd like to use one or more of these services, please contact me PRIOR to making your purchase for a quote.

CUSTOMS + IMPORT TAXES:

International customers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I cannot be held responsible for delays due to customs.

LOSS, DAMAGE + DELAYS:

I've no control over what adventures your package may take after it leaves me, nor the inner workings of any country's mail service and/or customs office outside of Australia. Thus you'll understand I cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or delays of any kind.

Please upgrade your shipping option to the appropriate tracking and/or insurance coverage if you require peace of mind.
Refunds and Exchanges
CANCELLATIONS:

Request a cancellation within 12hrs of purchase and I’ll happily provide a full refund of your purchase including shipping costs.

REFUNDS & EXCHANGES:

I want you to love whatever treasures you buy from The Attic! I recommend you contact me PRIOR to purchase if you're not sure on something or need further clarification on item listings. However, if you're feeling unhappy with your purchase, just contact me within 7 days of delivery and I’ll work with you towards a refund or exchange.

CONDITIONS OF RETURN:

Customers are responsible for return shipping costs. If items are not returned in original condition, you are responsible for any loss in value.

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order...the Attic window is always open!
Additional policies and FAQs
WE'RE ONLY HUMAN:

In the unlikely event of inventory errors, firstly I apologise! I’m only human, the Attic helpers think they’re human, and mistakes can sometimes be made.

Such errors would only be brought to my attention after purchase during the packing of your order. You’ll be notified immediately by way of Etsy conversation prior to shipping with a range of options on how I can make things right. If no guidance is received from you within 24 hours, your order will be sent less the inventory error and a partial refund issued.

COPYRIGHT © 2011-2017:

"Why I think that there must be someone on top of that small speck of dust" {Horton Hears a Who - Dr Seuss}

My little Attic world is most probably that small speck of dust (crowded at best with my tiny Attic helpers), however, it's my speck and worth protecting no matter how small. Ok, so here comes the boring spiel!

ALL (and let me be clear…when I say all, I mean ALL!) photography, digital imagery and literary content created by me, represented here within this Shop and elsewhere, are protected by Copyright. Friendly blogging is welcome, however 'moral rights' apply and credit must be linked back to me.

So a friendly reminder, there’s a person atop this speck of dust…please play nice.

PRIVACY

All information collected at point of sale is used solely for the processing of, and communication about, your order. It’s my business to make sure your business stays your business!

Thanks for reading!

More information

Last updated on May 26, 2017
Frequently asked questions

WHAT DOES 'DESTASH' MEAN?

Items marked as 'DESTASH' are small quantities of unique & hard to come by beads & findings from my personal 'stash' (collection), are of limited supply and listed in their entirety.

They're a one-time thing so don't dilly, or dally...grab them while you can!

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?

Yes...because you're awesome!

Orders over $40 AUD are eligible for a 10% discount. Enter the code 'AWESOME10' in the coupon field at checkout.

Secondly, there are no incremental increases in postage for multiple items. I offer an advantageous & simple fixed shipping rate, regardless of the quantity ordered. In short...the more you buy the more economical it becomes for you as I absorb any extra shipping fees effectively creating a shipping discount for you...happy shopping!

DO YOU OFFER WHOLESALE PRICING?

Thelma May’s Attic is currently not available for wholesale requests...I do thank you for your interest though!

I’VE ACCIDENTALLY MADE MULTIPLE ORDERS…WILL YOU COMBINE THE POSTAGE?

Of course! If you purchase multiple orders they will automatically be combined (unless specified by you in 1 or more of the order notes) and any shipping overages refunded.