baubleshoppebeads' Shop Announcement

We strive to offer mostly the not-so-ordinary varieties. If you like Czech beads, we hope you will like what we have to offer - square tile, rectangle, coin, and other not-so-ordinary styles. Our collection of unusual coin beads with picasso- or bronze-edged finishes continues to grow.

Not only do we sell not-so-ordinary Czech beads, but we personally love Czech tile and rectangle beads and have chosen to specialize in them. Our Czech glass stash of 9mm-11mm tile beads currently numbers at 50+ colors/varieties, including table cut, hurricane, gemstone colors, etc. and it continues to if you like square Czech beads, we think you will enjoy shopping in our store......... :o) If you would like to see us carry the smaller 6mm currently being made, please let us know........You may notice some varieties (in lots of 15) are more expensive than others - that is because the supplier we buy them from asks for premium prices. If we can find those cheaper at another supplier, we will offer those at a lower price. We are always looking for new suppliers of these beads.

REGARDING PINK, FUCHSIA, OR RED CZECH BEADS: These colors of Czech beads are in high demand and are sometimes hard to find from suppliers, especially certain shades of pink. In addition to the high demand for this color, our suppliers tell us that red and pink dyes are more expensive in the manufacturing process because they use real gold in the dye to get the color. This fact makes all pink, fuchsia, and some red beads more expensive to purchase than the other colors. We are told that pink glass is getting harder and harder to find for manufacturing, and this fact will eventually be reflected in pink bead prices throughout the industry. In addition, we are told some manufacturers won't even use gold in their beads anymore just because of the current high price of gold.

We currently carry harlequin (also known as opal) glass and faux pearl cabochons. The glass opal cabs are made in Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic. The current batch posted are oval in shape in several sizes. The pearl cabs are made of high quality plastic, made in Japan. We will carry more glass cabs as our ability to purchase them allows.

We have lots of quality new pewter beads - toggle clasps, bali-style spacers and others. All will be sold at great prices. This is a very affordable alternative to sterling silver. We have also begun carrying American-made brass findings. Most are antiqued in our studio and sealed to prevent further tarnish.

If you prefer top quality pearls with thick nacre for your high dollar creations, please check out our freshwater pearls. Our designers have bought pearls for our own creations for 9 years and we only buy the best. You will only receive AA or AAA quality pearls when you buy them from us.

All of our gemstones are hand-picked by us to assure quality. We try to describe any flaws in our gemstones as best as possible.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS -First Class International Shipping rates are high, even for lightweight items. We promise our international customers.........if you purchase something from us and pay more than your actual shipping charge, we will refund the difference to you after your shipping label has printed.

Kindly please READ OUR SHOP POLICIES before purchasing.

Thank you to everyone for visiting our bead shop, and we look forward to serving you!!

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.