Announcement Woman owned handmade custom beadweaving jewelry for sparkly nerds and all occasions. Bridal, Bridesmaid, Mother's Jewelry and more. Customize your own birthday, anniversary, holiday, memorial and wedding gifts. Whimsy Beading DOES NOT use any products from Hobby Lobby in creating any jewelry piece sold.
Woman owned handmade custom beadweaving jewelry for sparkly nerds and all occasions. Bridal, Bridesmaid, Mother's Jewelry and more. Customize your own birthday, anniversary, holiday, memorial and wedding gifts. Whimsy Beading DOES NOT use any products from Hobby Lobby in creating any jewelry piece sold.
Julia Lezoff on May 3, 2016
Gorgeous! Communication was quick and easy, and the resulting design was fantastic. It looks great, and I love the flexibility of it, and the texture of the beads, it's fun to fiddle with (gently, of course). I'm looking forward to getting more!
maureen baldanza on Feb 19, 2016
Very pretty and sparkly not inexpensive by any means but you can tell it is a quality item
sharon Newby on Feb 8, 2016
Just beautiful. I have never seen such a beautiful beaded necklace. I will be purchasing from her again!
A tale of threads and sparkly things
A life long love of needlework of all kinds and a life long love of jewelry combined in 2009, and Whimsy Beading was born. At first offering plus-size strung jewelry items for plus-size folks like me, once I discovered off-loom beadweaving, I never looked back. It started simply, by learning the peyote beadweaving stitch, and exploded once I taught myself the spiral rope pattern from a Laura McCabe book. Since then I've expanded to netting stitches and developing my own patterns as well as making use of the fabulous patterns available from other beadweavers around the world - with their permission,of course!
Nowadays you'll usually find me at my beading table when I'm not working my full time job, and I'll probably be watching Doctor Who, Top Gear, or Burn Notice, though I have been known to get a little crazy and fire up a nice musical from time to time.
Owner, Somewhat Evil Sparkly Empire Overlord
Short. Snarky. Sometimes silly. Beadweaver, jewelry maker, cat servant, devoted geek.
In compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), all items offered for sale by Whimsy Beading are for people ages 13 and up.
All items come from a non-smoking, pet friendly environment.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
**All overseas shipping is declared as merchandise for the full value paid.**
Q: Why is the shipping processing time so long?
A: Whimsy Beading is a one-person shop, and that person (that is, me) also has a full time job to pay for the non-sparkly, but needed things like health insurance, a mortgage, and cat food. So really, this is my second full-time job. Processing time will also vary depending on the size of the orders ahead of yours in the order queue, so your order may ship sooner than the 4-6 week turnaround if at all possible. If you need an order rushed to you, there is a small fee required, which can be purchased in addition to your item.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you need to ship an item back to me, I do ask that you pay for the shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome your custom orders!
If you would like a place a custom order I will keep in touch with you via email or Etsy convo with regards to colors, styles and any other special requests you have. I will need an email address where photos may be sent, so you can approve them before I start work on your order. I require that you pay the total due up front, with the understanding that if after you have approved the pictures and style, when you receive it in person you don't like it, you can ship it back for rework for free if it is an issue of sizing/defect.
You will be required to pay for the return shipping.
Repairs are always free for any item purchased from my shop. I do ask that you pay the return shipping to send your item back to me for repairs.
Hourly Rate For Additional Work:
My hourly rate for additional work (such as using customer's beads to create a Whimsy Beading design, for example) is $20 USD per hour, with a one hour minimum.
**EFFECTIVE 7-12-12 - You MUST contact me by convo before starting a layaway order. I have turned off the "Other" payment method in my shop and will need to activate it manually for layaway orders.**
The layaway schedule is based on your total shop purchase amount, but does not include shipping costs. For example, if you have two items adding up to $45 in your cart and $5 shipping, it is not eligible for layaway.
$1 - $49.00 - layaway is not available.
$50 - $100 - maximum of two payments - 1/2 payment each time.
$101 - $500 - maximum of three payments - 40% due at initial payment, remainder split between payments 2 and 3.
$501 - ? - maximum of four payments - 40% due at initial payment, remainder split between payments 2-4.
Standard Layaway terms - At least one payment is due each month. If you do not make payment in a month without making arrangements by convo or email, your order will be canceled and your payments, less the initial down payment and appropriate Etsy and Paypal fees will be returned to you via Paypal. A reminder convo will be sent to you on the 15th of each month. You will also receive a statement showing your payments and remaining outstanding balance via email if you choose. You must "opt-in" for the statements, as it requires me to have your email address.
I retain the initial down payment to cover my outlay for the materials to create your order. Once you have placed a layaway order, I am committing my time and materials to you. I appreciate your understanding on this point.
Rights of Transaction:
Whimsy Beading reserves the right to cancel any transaction that is not in the best interests of both parties.