WomanShopsWorld

Tassel HQ, African Beads, Crafty Global Goods

Charlotte, North Carolina · 64998 Sales

WomanShopsWorld

Tassel HQ, African Beads, Crafty Global Goods

Charlotte, North Carolina 64998 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(14163)

Shop owner

Carter

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Announcement   LIVE (color)FULLY™! with our tassels, pom poms, hand crafted bone beads, vinyl record beads, vintage African tribal beads, Nepali pendants and beads, Indian textiles, & many more worldly treasures. It's a small world after all!

I receive regular shipments of Vinyl Record Beads, Tassels, Nepali Malas, Vintage African Textiles, and other goodies! Check back regularly for newly listed finds or follow me on Instagram @womanshopsworld for updates!

Thank you Etsy for featuring me!!!
Read the Interview here:
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2014/featured-shop-woman-shops-world/

Want to hear more from this woman who shops the world? SIGN UP for my mailing list:
http://eepurl.com/GYY6z

You can also find WSW all over social media:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/womanshopsworld
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/womanshopsworld/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomanShopsWorld

Want to know even more?! Follow my journey via my (somewhat neglected) blog....
http://www.womanshopsworld.wordpress.com

Looking for even more gemstones and other natural beads? Check out my other shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadWalla

Looking for glass jewelry? Check out some of my handmade goodies here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DivaliGlassJewelry?ref=search_shop_redirect

Copyright Info:
My copy, photos, and product presentation are all copyrighted and are my personal property. Please do not use images without consent and please keep originality in mind when creating and presenting your own products. Do your thing, not a copy of my thing!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 12, 2017

LIVE (color)FULLY™! with our tassels, pom poms, hand crafted bone beads, vinyl record beads, vintage African tribal beads, Nepali pendants and beads, Indian textiles, & many more worldly treasures. It's a small world after all!

I receive regular shipments of Vinyl Record Beads, Tassels, Nepali Malas, Vintage African Textiles, and other goodies! Check back regularly for newly listed finds or follow me on Instagram @womanshopsworld for updates!

Thank you Etsy for featuring me!!!
Read the Interview here:
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2014/featured-shop-woman-shops-world/

Want to hear more from this woman who shops the world? SIGN UP for my mailing list:
http://eepurl.com/GYY6z

You can also find WSW all over social media:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/womanshopsworld
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/womanshopsworld/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomanShopsWorld

Want to know even more?! Follow my journey via my (somewhat neglected) blog....
http://www.womanshopsworld.wordpress.com

Looking for even more gemstones and other natural beads? Check out my other shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadWalla

Looking for glass jewelry? Check out some of my handmade goodies here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DivaliGlassJewelry?ref=search_shop_redirect

Copyright Info:
My copy, photos, and product presentation are all copyrighted and are my personal property. Please do not use images without consent and please keep originality in mind when creating and presenting your own products. Do your thing, not a copy of my thing!

Carter

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Carter

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(14163)
Alexandria Black

Alexandria Black on Jul 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The item is as pictured, beautiful & colorful. The beaded bell-tipped tassels are stiff, I only mention it as I was not expecting that, I adore it as a decorative piece!

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Updates

tadarainbowsparkling_heartI have a great giveaway going on right now over on Instagram. Have you entered? Check it out! @womanshopsworldtadarainbowsparkling_heart
whaleoctopusMermaids need tassels too, right?!sweat_dropspurple_heart Introducing the new Mermaid 2" Silky Tassel mix. A pre-packaged assortment of my favorite mermaid hues. Now available exclusively at WomanShopsWorld!purple_heartsweat_dropsoctopus
oceanAs soothing as the sea, these beautiful new bone mala beads are something to swoon over. ocean
large_blue_circle8mm rondelle beads with a 2mm hole, these are perfect for making your own mala bracelets and necklaces.
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About

Magical Handmade Items and Supplies, Collected by Yours Truly, from Around the World

I'm Carter, the color-loving, travel-loving, textile-hoarding, over-achiever behind WomanShopsWorld. An avid creator, shopper, and traveler, I have always dreamed of opening a boutique of all the things that make my world go 'round. I used to say that this etsy shop is the beginning of my dream, but I realize now that it's more than that: WomanShopsWorld is that dream come true. Being a jewelry designer myself, I am so enchanted with so many types of beads and supplies, that I can't possibly use them all myself. So WomanShopsWorld gives me a chance to play with these goods, handle them, photograph them, and share them with you. I find great joy in curating these crafting supplies that I've gathered here. Each photo session is a magic-filled experience for me. I hope that magic translates and inspires you.

Growing up in a house where my mother spoke French to me, and my father traveled the world while working for the zoo, I have been instilled with a fascination with the world around me, and the people and cultures that make this such a beautiful, colorful place. The art of adornment that is so rich in other cultures has always been my personal preference on style. It's been said that my great-grandmother was the "original hippie of South Carolina." Traveling to India with my native husband, I stumbled upon a land where I am quite certain I have been before, in another life. My fascination with faraway lands runs deep.

My husband and I own a wholesale bead company where we specialize in semi-precious gemstone beads; we have a collective 30+ years in the bead business. We travel frequently to source, design, collect, and bring home beautiful beads from all over the world. We travel mostly to India and Nepal, but we have our eyes on many other horizons and places where we hope to travel. We work directly with the small, family-run business that we purchase from, and help them in continuing their traditional crafts. As our company has grown, it has become less hands-on, and more of a job. That's where etsy comes in!

I created this etsy shop as a way for me to have more hands-on time with the types of beads and supplies that I love. I never imagined that it would turn into a full-time engagement! Selling on etsy allows me to present my goods in a much more creative atmosphere than a traditional website does. I can photograph my items in a style that appeals to me, and really have fun with the presentation. Etsy also also allows for customer interaction, friendship-building, and networking, so it is much more fulfilling than a traditional website.

I donate a portion of my proceeds to human-rights organizations around the world. I am currently donating to V-Day, a global organization dedicated to ending violence against women worldwide. Read more about V-Day here: http://www.vday.org/home. This is my way of giving back some of the gifts that I have been blessed with.
Many people ask if my items are Fair Trade. While I am not certified "Fair Trade," I do guarantee that all of the items that I sell are ethically made. In fact, many of the items that I sell provide work for Indian and Nepalese women who would otherwise have no means of income. So the production of the goods greatly empowers them.

As humans, we create borders and name countries, but I believe we are all one and the same. WomanShopsWorld is an extension of my love of and fascination with humankind, travel, color, and love of the world. I hope you delight in the things I have gathered for you here, from around the world.

Namaste~
Carter

Want to hear more from this woman who shops the world? SIGN UP for my mailing list:
http://eepurl.com/GYY6z

You can also find WSW all over social media:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/womanshopsworld
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/womanshopsworld/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomanShopsWorld

Want to know even more?! Follow my journey via my (somewhat neglected) blog....
http://www.womanshopsworld.wordpress.com

Looking for even more gemstones and other natural beads? Check out my other shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadWalla

Looking for glass jewelry? Check out some of my handmade goodies here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DivaliGlassJewelry?ref=search_shop_redirect

Shop members

  • Carter Seibels Singh

    Owner, Curator

    I am the woman behind WomanShopsWorld. I have a fascination with the world at large. There's much too much to do, to sit around on the couch. I have an eye for color and a knack for finding the beautifully unusual. Explore your world!

  • Aveesh

    International Sourcing Correspondent

    Aveesh is the one who stays up late & calls India, Africa, Nepal, etc. He helps get the goods here ASAP! He is also my partner in life, in travel & in love! Oh- and he drives to the post office every day- that's how you get your packages so fast!

  • Gypsy

    Goofball

    This is Gypsy. He is in charge of making us laugh and making sure that we don't spend ALL day on the computer.

  • Sandra

    Shipper, Taming The Tassel Chaos

    Sandra is our newest team member, who lovingly packs up your orders & keeps our endless trove of treasures organized. She has always loved travel & collecting her own eclectic treasures, so working in this shop has been a technicolor dream come true.

Production partners

  • Hand Block Printers

    Rajasthan, India

    Our block print artisans use the traditional Rajasthani technique of hand-carved wooden block printing to make these textiles for WomanShopsWorld. I have blocks carved exclusively for WomanShopsWorld and show our artisans what pattern to stamp the designs in.

  • Tassel Makers

    India

    The tassel makers who work for WomanShopsWorld are experts in textiles. They make all tassels exactly to my specifications, so I can offer you the tassels of your dreams.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jul 18, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Do you offer wholesale pricing?

Yes! Wholesale options are available, as I gather and curate all of these goods directly from their source. Please message me with any wholesale inquiries.

I offer a sliding wholesale discount on items bought in BULK. As the product margins vary widely, the easiest thing is for you to send me a screen shot of your shopping cart. That way I can see exactly what items you are interested in, and let you know what discount I can offer you. Please message me with any wholesale inquiries.

Please note: Vinyl Record beads have their own discount scale.

Can you gift wrap my order?

Yes! All WomanShopsWorld orders ship wrapped in festive tissue, so your order will arrive ready to gift. If you would like us to leave out the receipt, say so with a note to seller at checkout!

I placed an international order that has shipped already... where is it?

Hmmmm... with first class international shipping, unfortunately the postal service often will not provide any updates at least until the package reaches its destination country. Sometimes it will not update until it has cleared customs.

Once we drop your goodies off at the post office, we put our trust into those fine people that they will get them to you as quickly as possible. With that said, first class shipping does not provide an estimate of how long it will take to arrive internationally. In our experience it can take anywhere from 11-30 days, sometimes a little longer. Of course we always cross our fingers in our customer's favor!

My order says shipped... where is it?

Hmmm... to find out, please click on the tracking number provided in your purchase history. Often the USPS website updates much faster than Etsy's tracing service. There have been several instances, where Etsy is showing a package as being in "pre-transit" when it is showing as having arrived in its destination city when I go to USPS website!

I'm located in Charlotte too, can I come shop in person?

Unfortunately, no. All of our business is done online. We are set up in our stockrooms and in our daily schedules to ship, ship ship! As much as we'd love the company, this translates to our warehouse being a beautiful mess that is just not fit for shopping in person. We've got our goodies listed online and we ship within 1-3 business days. I'd say with the added thrill of receiving a package in the mailbox, it's more fun than shopping in person :-)

Can I return my order?

Maybe. I accept returns on any un-altered items if you contact me within 3 days of receiving your order. Please contact me BEFORE you return the goods so that I am aware of what items you would like to return.

Please note: Any return requests made after 3 days of receipt of goods will incur a 10% restocking fee and tassel/pompom returns will incur a 20% restocking fee. Sorry guys, but it takes a lot of time to pull them and even more time to put the back!

I do not accept returns on ribbons, trims, or fabrics that are purchased by the yard. Once they are cut for you, they are yours. I think that's pretty fair, don't you?!