The Singing Beader Makes Jewelry and Sings, too!
Hello! My name is Connie and I absolutely love designing and making jewelry. My ideas come straight from my heart! I love spending time seeking quality gemstones, findings and other treasures for my work. Gemstones are my favorite to shop for because of the colors, textures and meaning. I also love creating with crystals and pearls.
Musical instrument jewelry is my specialty. I have a separate category section of music themed pieces. These included musical instrument charm necklaces and microphone charm jewelry for the singer or karaoke enthusiast.
Like most handmade jewelry artisans, I first made items for myself. Before long, I had way too much jewelry. Making and selling jewelry is such a fun and rewarding job! I also display and sell my handmade jewelry at Joseph's Hair Salon in Strongsville, OH.
Singing has been a passion of mine for many years. Since I am also passionate about making jewelry, naming my business, "The Singing Beader," was a great choice. Another fun thing I do is submit my song recordings to singing websites where singers listen and comment on each others songs. Here are links to hear me sing:
My husband Mike and I have two sons, Brian and Paul, and three cats, Taco, Pinto and Nacho.
I am a self-represented jewelry artisan. I construct all pieces, take the photos, write the descriptions, and process the packaging and shipping.
It is important that you are totally satisfied with your purchase. The information below will give you details on the quality of my workmanship, plus information regarding payment methods, shipping insurance, international mail, refunds, and other services that I offer.
Accepted payment methods
Here is a link with step by step directions for purchasing on Etsy:
Immediate payment is very much appreciated. If your payment through Paypal is not completed within four business days, the sale will be canceled. Please make sure your e-mail address is the same for both your Etsy and Paypal account.
Items are shipped USPS First Class. Items over $30.00 and shipped with insurance coverage. You can request insurance on any items under $30.00 by contacting me before you make the purchase. I will adjust your shipping cost.
If you are in a hurry for your merchandise and would like USPS Priority Mail (2-3 Day delivery), please contact me BEFORE you place your order. I will inform you of the extra cost and can adjust your shipping total.
Your item(s) will be shipped within two days after your Paypal payment has been received. I often ship the same day I receive your order. Exceptions Sundays, holidays or serious weather conditions. Packages being shipped from Cleveland, Ohio (my location) usually reach their destination in three to five days, occasionally a couple days longer. Delays due to weather conditions or the busy holiday season can take a few days longer. If you are buying Christmas gifts, I suggest ordering no later than December 14th.
Your item(s) will be packaged securely with packing materials for mailing. The majority of items are shipped in a padded bubble envelope. Some items include a gift box.
Please understand that once USPS tracking shows the "delivered at/in mailbox" status, it is not considered lost by USPS and no claim for a refund can be processed. Only insured items that arrived damaged are considered for filing insurance claims. See more information below under "Damaged Items".
If you order more than one item, the shipping cost for the additional item(s) is $1.00. There is no additional charge for ordering more than one "free shipping" item. If you order several items and your shipping cost exceeds the actual cost, you will receive a reimbursement through Paypal.
SHIPPING TO CANADA, GERMANY, UNITED KINGDOM
All items are shipped USPS First Class without insurance. Please note that shipping can take between two to six weeks due to packages being held in customs. If you would like your item shipped Priority Mail, contact me for a revised shipping price. Priority Mail is shipped in 6 to 10 business days. Your item(s) will be packaged securely for mailing. Most are shipped in a padded bubble envelope. Some items include a gift box.
SHIPPING TO OTHER COUNTRIES:
Please contact me and I will give you a quote on your shipping fee. Some countries restrictions require that jewelry be shipped Priority Mail only. Some countries do not allow the shipment of jewelry as stated in their regulations. Packages are sometimes opened and inspected by customs personnel.
Please be aware that your own country's customs service may impose a range of import fees, taxes, tariffs, duties at the time of delivery. These fees must be paid by you. Falsifying customs declarations or having an item marked as "gift" in order to avoid customs fees is classified as Mail Fraud and is a felony. The Singing Beader will not declare a lower price to avoid paying these fees. For more information, contact your local customs agency. Please keep in mind that international shipping can take up to three weeks for delivery.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not accept returns for earrings for hygienic reasons.
If the (insured) item arrives damaged due to poor handling by USPS, you will be required to take a photo of the item (crushed package, item, etc.) Once this photo is e-mailed to me, it will be used to file a claim with USPS. After I receive the photos you may return the item to me with USPS tracking. Insurance coverage is recommended for the return.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please use your discretion when purchasing jewelry for young children. Some items with small parts may cause a choking hazard in young children.
Certain metals including sterling silver can tarnish over time. A jewelry polishing cloth made especially for removing tarnish is recommended. Keeping your jewelry in a plastic bag with an anti-tarnish sheet will also resist tarnishing.
If any pieces of my jewelry can be redesigned to your liking, please do not hesitate to contact me so we can discuss this possibility.
COUPON CODE DISCOUNT:
If I am offering a coupon discount, the coupon code will show in my studio announcement at my home page. Click on "Thesingingbeader" to arrive at my home page announcement. Please remember to apply the code when ordering. Discounts will not be refunded, if you forget to enter the code.