VintageBeadCache

Vintage Bead Cache

New Mexico, United States · 38530 Sales

VintageBeadCache

Vintage Bead Cache

New Mexico, United States 38530 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Check out the Vintage Bead Cache components in the Fall 2016 issue of Jewelry Stringing Magazine!

Welcome to my shop. I specialize in new old stock vintage jewelry components with a focus on lucite, plastics, metal and glass. Fabulous vintage goodies are being added over the coming weeks, so check back often to see what's new.


*****IMPORTANT*****
Please read the shop policies page before placing your order. You can find the shop policies by scrolling down this page.

Thank you!

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 1, 2016

Check out the Vintage Bead Cache components in the Fall 2016 issue of Jewelry Stringing Magazine!

Welcome to my shop. I specialize in new old stock vintage jewelry components with a focus on lucite, plastics, metal and glass. Fabulous vintage goodies are being added over the coming weeks, so check back often to see what's new.


*****IMPORTANT*****
Please read the shop policies page before placing your order. You can find the shop policies by scrolling down this page.

Thank you!

Vintage Bead Cache

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Vintage Bead Cache

2 Ft Matte Black 3mm Brass Ball Chain Ch281
US$5.50
4 Matte Black 3mm Ball Chain Connectors Mt301
US$1.99
Vintage 40x30mm Houndstooth Cabochon Cb109
US$3.20
6 Vintage 18mm Clip-On Earring Findings Mt296
US$3.80
2 Feet 3mm Crystal Rhinestone Cup Chain Ch223
US$7.99
16 Vintage 58mm Lucite White Tube Beads Bd76
US$3.95
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About

An Obsession With Lucite

Not so long ago I was visiting a bead show and something caught my eye at a vendor's booth. It turned out to be vintage American moonglow lucite from the 1950's. I bought a few beads, took them home, and started doing some research. Mind you, up to that time my experience in jewelry-making was limited to gemstones and silver, and I didn't have a clue about the fascinating history of fashion (aka "costume") jewelry.

The beauty and quality of vintage American lucite soon had me hooked, and led to discovering other wonderful vintage jewelry components made of many different materials, from all over the world...Germany, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, and others. It was, literally, a whole new world of design potential.

Over a period of several years' time my collection grew, along with my love and appreciation of these rare and limited materials. One thing led to another, and it got to the point that either I was going to be subjected to an intervention on a TV hoarding show, or else I was going to share my obsession.That's when the idea for Vintage Bead Cache was hatched.

Welcome to my little corner of Etsy. I hope you find a treasure that will inspire you to create something wonderful with a piece of jewelry history.

Patti

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  • Patti

    Owner

    There's a photo of me at age 5, dressed in grandma's best dress, with cherry red lipstick, curls piled atop my head and a beautiful strand of mid-century beads encircling my neck. Beads link me to memories of a time, a place, and a beloved person.

  • Apollo-The Shop Cat

    Keeper Of The Beads

    Rest in Peace sweet boy *** 1997-April 2016 ***

Shop policies

Last updated on September 1, 2016
Welcome to Vintage Bead Cache.

I specialize in uncirculated new old stock (NOS) beads and findings that were originally manufactured for the fashion jewelry trade during the mid-20th century. Stored for decades in warehouses and old factories, these wonderful components will add a unique design element to your creations.

Please check back often for new listings.
Thank you for stopping by!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is expected at the time of purchase. Payment may be made via Paypal or credit card. Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.

All New Mexico customers will be charged state sales tax.
Shipping
NEW for 2016! Flat rate shipping on all domestic and international orders!

Orders ship within 1-2 business days, Monday through Friday.

Shipping Fees and Shipping Services:

UNITED STATES- First Class shipping is via USPS with an estimated 3-4 business day delivery from the date of shipment. Priority Mail is an upgrade option available in the shopping cart menu. Priority Mail provides an estimated 2-3 business day delivery from the date of shipment, but it is not a guaranteed service for a specific date of delivery. Package tracking and delivery confirmation is included for all domestic orders.

CANADA- First Class International shipping is via USPS and delivery is an estimated 8-10 business day delivery from the date of shipment. Priority shipping is an available upgrade option in the shopping cart menu. Priority shipping is not guaranteed for a specific date of delivery and delivery is an estimated 6-10 business days. Package tracking and delivery confirmation is included for all Canadian shipments.

EVERYWHERE ELSE- First Class International shipping is via USPS and delivery is an estimated 10-20 business day delivery from the date of shipment. Priority shipping is an available upgrade option in the shopping cart menu. Priority shipping is not guaranteed for a specific date of delivery and delivery is an estimated 8-12 business days. Package tracking and delivery confirmation is included for countries that have package scanning compatible with the USPS tracking system.

ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: there may be unexpected delays in package delivery as a result of processing through International Customs, or other postal service delivery delays in the destination country.

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IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES REGARDING ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CUSTOMS FEES, TAXES, DUTY, VAT AND ANY POSTAL SERVICE HANDLING FEES IMPOSED BY THEIR COUNTRY. The amount of custom duty and import VAT payable will be assessed at the point of entry of the destination country. This may result in you having to pay additional charges which are not included in the total price displayed at checkout.
International orders can take several weeks to arrive due to the process of clearing customs. Customs forms will be marked as merchandise, and identified as "craft supplies" with the actual value of the items listed. NO exceptions.
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ALL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE:
It is the responsibility of the buyer to make certain that the address on the Etsy invoice is the correct shipping address. If you want me to ship your order to a different person and/or address, you must provide specific instructions to me in the "Note from Buyer" box when you check out your cart, if the name and address is different from the one on the invoice.

Orders ship within 1-2 business days, Monday through Friday. You will receive email notification from Etsy when your order ships. In the event that the shipment of your order is delayed, you will be contacted prior to shipping.

Per the USPS, and insurance carriers, orders are not considered "lost" in transit until the following amount of time has passed:
Domestic U.S. orders-21 days past the shipping date
International orders-45 days past the shipping date
Refunds and Exchanges
Once you receive your order, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding your purchase within 24-48 hours of receiving your package.

Returns for refund are accepted within 30 business days from the date of delivery for unused merchandise in resell-able condition. All shipping expenses for returns are the responsibility of the buyer, unless we have made an error in your order. It is recommended that you purchase delivery confirmation and/or insurance when returning your item. Please enclose a copy of your invoice with your return. Refunds are processed upon receipt of the items.

Under EU laws, EU buyers have up to 14 days to contact us regarding returning items for a refund. The EU buyer is responsible for return postage and for returning the item in its original condition (i.e. suitable packaging, correct address). We will grant the refund once the item has been returned to us, in its original condition.

**** Please be mindful that vintage jewelry components may contain flaws, patina, discoloration or blemishes secondary to decades of storage in varying environments. That's part of the charm of vintage items! However, if you are not happy with your purchase, do not hesitate to return it for a refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
Providing excellent customer service is a top priority!
Please send an Etsy conversation with any questions, special requests, or concerns. Convos are checked frequently throughout the day and I will respond as soon as possible.

Just a reminder...many vintage items were manufactured decades before the establishment of government regulations regarding the content of these products, with respect to potentially dangerous materials such as lead. With that in mind, the use of vintage jewelry materials is NOT recommended for children.

Privacy policy:
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information, to communicate with you about your order, to fulfill your order, and for any legal requirements as defined by law.