bashabeads' Shop Announcement

My apologies to all my International customers for the drastic rise in shipping costs. People have told me that the US Postal Service is just catching up with the rest of the world, and I think that may be true. Still, it's high. I'm going to be VERY careful about any parcel that weighs over 1.2 oz. as the PO prices then take another big leap which I would have to absorb. Because my beads are made one at a time by me, my bead prices are figured by how much time I put into each individual bead. I don't like that my art must be figured as a business, but when any artisan places her/his work in the marketplace, it takes on a new dimension called "being in business." Anyway, I wish the best for all of us...I believe that the creative process will suffer the most from these price increases.

Wishes to all for a joyous Spring and for wonderful ideas.