a2zDesigns

Gone fishing - shipping delayed until September 1

California, United States · 31484 Sales

a2zDesigns

Gone fishing - shipping delayed until September 1

California, United States 31484 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(18175)
Shop owner

Robin

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Announcement   IMPORTANT Please READ - I am away in a non WIFI zone untill September 1. Orders after August 18 will not be shipped until September! I will try to respond to convos but will be in a non wifi spot much of my time away so please be patient! Thank you!

30% off SALE on all Vintage jewelry and overstock. Already marked down..great prices...

Welcome ! Why shop here? I am a Vintage Bead Detective and continue to find rare and unusual vintage beads and jewels and stones. Looking for something special to create OOAK jewelry? This is the place :) Japan, Czech, West German art glass, beads, vintage rare pieces...I am always on the hunt for vintage, rare and the not-so-common. Please enjoy :)

FB fans always get a jump on Coupons! Please LIKE me on Facebook for the latest news, new listings, coupons and specials. Click the LIKE button above at the top right or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/a2zDesigns/286372050509?ref=hl

Vintage Swarovski lovers - I have a treasure trove of all sorts of rare and hard to find Swarovski beads and stones. I am trying my darndest to photograph these but the colors are so hard to capture. PLEASE feel free to convo me if you are looking for something in particular...I have cardinal, mink and other rare colors...

If you are looking for something special, please ask via a convo...I just may have it tucked away.

For those new to my Shop, PLEASE read my Shop policies prior to purchase so there are no surprises.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/a2zDesigns/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Thanks :)
Robin, Bead Detective

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 19, 2016

IMPORTANT Please READ - I am away in a non WIFI zone untill September 1. Orders after August 18 will not be shipped until September! I will try to respond to convos but will be in a non wifi spot much of my time away so please be patient! Thank you!

30% off SALE on all Vintage jewelry and overstock. Already marked down..great prices...

Welcome ! Why shop here? I am a Vintage Bead Detective and continue to find rare and unusual vintage beads and jewels and stones. Looking for something special to create OOAK jewelry? This is the place :) Japan, Czech, West German art glass, beads, vintage rare pieces...I am always on the hunt for vintage, rare and the not-so-common. Please enjoy :)

FB fans always get a jump on Coupons! Please LIKE me on Facebook for the latest news, new listings, coupons and specials. Click the LIKE button above at the top right or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/a2zDesigns/286372050509?ref=hl

Vintage Swarovski lovers - I have a treasure trove of all sorts of rare and hard to find Swarovski beads and stones. I am trying my darndest to photograph these but the colors are so hard to capture. PLEASE feel free to convo me if you are looking for something in particular...I have cardinal, mink and other rare colors...

If you are looking for something special, please ask via a convo...I just may have it tucked away.

For those new to my Shop, PLEASE read my Shop policies prior to purchase so there are no surprises.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/a2zDesigns/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Thanks :)
Robin, Bead Detective

Robin

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Robin

Vintage glass cab cabochon floral coral stone
US$3.85
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(18175)
Robyn

Robyn on Aug 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are really unique and gorgeous. They are simply stunning in person! Items arrived within a day or two of placing my order!

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Updates

August Sale! 30% off on vintage ( old faves and new listings!). Hurry - limited supplies on special vintage pieces. Sale applies to only certain items but about 1/3 of current stock.
Month of August only.
Antique souvenir enameled spoon samples. I dug these out from an off-the-beaten-trail dusty and well stocked antique store when I visited Jablonec last fall. Beautifully enameled; these can be made into jewelry. They are nearly 100 years old!
Gigantic 30% off sale on all vintage jewelry and overstocked items. Limited supplies so make sure to check it out soon. These are only one example of what's on sale... There are about 100 pieces in total!
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About

Vintage Bead Detective

Ever since I can remember, I have been hooked on mysteries, travel, vintage and the arts. Research is fun when you are curious. And old beads always have a story to tell.

A few years ago I finally had time to learn to create jewelry and started looking for, researching and purchasing vintage beads. I actually loved finding the beads as much as creating, always seeking vintage and the unique. I started listing my overstock on etsy, becoming one of the very first supplies sellers of vintage beads.

Wherever I go, I look for beads. I have traveled the world and the web (!), trawling for vintage finds. There is a certain thrill that comes with finding or "detecting" these old hidden "gems". And so I continue...

BTW, I am always up for a bead detecting challenge. If you are looking for something specific, I just may be able to find it. Feel free to ask. Actually, it will likely be somewhere in my overflowing house so you will be doing me a favor:)
Robin

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Shop members
  • Robin

    Owner, Curator, Bead Detective Extraordinaire

  • RAZ

    Chief Mischief Maker

  • CB

    Sleuth-in-Training

Shop policies

Last updated on March 29, 2016
A2zDesigns is your source for vintage and unique beads, cabs, cameos and jewels. I am a supply sleuth, ferreting out wonderful vintage and unusual finds to make your jewelry even more unique and special. Contemporary discoveries sometimes find their way into the shop if deemed particularly unique and special.

PLEASE COMMUNICATE...PLEASE do so via a convo via etsy.. Please DO NOT use email (I do not use email for this purpose.)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal and credit cards can be used for payment. On rare occassions, exceptions can be made. Please convo directly for more information.
Shipping
U.S. SHIPPING
Orders are usually shipped within 5 business days after purchase.
They will arrive at the hands of the USPS timeline, which, as you may know, can be slower than wished for. If you require your items within a specific timeline, please convo me directly just to be sure.

All US shipping is via the USPS. Tracking and delivery confirmation are included. If you are interested in insurance, please contact me so that you can arrange to pay in advance for that service.
SALES TAX: California buyers only, at the rate of 8.75% ): (Shipping costs are not taxed)


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
Yes, international shipping is available. Packages are shipped with a couple of days or purchase, excluding weekends. Please note that it is recommended that you purchase Global Priority, (contact me for specifics.) It can take up to 4 weeks for delivery. Please be patient. Due to the occassional missing packages via customs, please note that there can be no guarantees of delivery unless insurance is purchased as well. Tracking and delievery confirmation are NOT included as the cost is porhibitive. If you want that service, please contact me ahead of time.
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If you have questions, PLEASE use the convo feature on etsy. Please DO NOT use email for that purpose.
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Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a problem PLEASE contact me via convo to work it out...I am more than happy to work with you. I want you to be satisfied with the items you purchase. If there is a problem, please CONVO me via etsy asap. Exchanges or refunds (minus return shipping charges) are given after the item is returned.

Please note that most of these unusual and special pieces are vintage, and as such may be a bit dusty or have minor imperfections. If you are not satisfied, PLEASE convo me rather than leaving negative or neutral feedback. Thanks so much :)
Additional policies and FAQs
1. We are all human.
2. It is important that you be satisfied with your order.
3. Communication is key. Please do so via the Etsy CONVO feature, NOT via email.