EarthButterBeads

Handmade Ceramic Beads from South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa | 1030 Sales

EarthButterBeads

Handmade Ceramic Beads from South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa 1030 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (212)

Announcement   Welcome! Make your choice from our large range of handmade ceramic beads and add a unique touch of Africa to your jewellery and craft creations. Earth Butter Beads are hand rolled by a group of young women from a disadvantaged rural community near Cape Town. I design, glaze and fire the beads in my pottery studio.

Most of the beads in my shop are ready to ship within 3-5 business days. Should you wish to order a larger quantity, please send me a convo and I'll give you a quote.

Each bead is a small work of art and has a story to tell of the person who made it.

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Beads with a difference that make a difference!
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For colour co-ordinated bead sets and unique one-off beads, jewellery components and jewellery, do visit our other shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthButterStudio

I do combine orders from both my shops and will refund any shipping overage.

Made with love and care from South Africa,
Desiree & team

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 22, 2018

Welcome! Make your choice from our large range of handmade ceramic beads and add a unique touch of Africa to your jewellery and craft creations. Earth Butter Beads are hand rolled by a group of young women from a disadvantaged rural community near Cape Town. I design, glaze and fire the beads in my pottery studio.

Most of the beads in my shop are ready to ship within 3-5 business days. Should you wish to order a larger quantity, please send me a convo and I'll give you a quote.

Each bead is a small work of art and has a story to tell of the person who made it.

*****************************************************
Beads with a difference that make a difference!
*****************************************************

For colour co-ordinated bead sets and unique one-off beads, jewellery components and jewellery, do visit our other shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthButterStudio

I do combine orders from both my shops and will refund any shipping overage.

Made with love and care from South Africa,
Desiree & team

Desiree Malan

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Desiree Malan

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About

Beads with a difference that make a difference!

My pottery business, Earthbutter Studio, in Wellington, South Africa, opened its doors in 2000. At the end of 2009, I started making ceramic beads, but found the process of shaping the beads by hand too time consuming. I realised that it made sense to outsource this labour-intensive aspect of bead-making.

I have always wanted to make a difference through my work and decided to train single mothers from a disadvantaged local community to hand-roll beads.

I design, glaze and fire the beads in the studio. The finished beads are sold locally at trade shows and to shops and jewellery designers, both locally, and around the world. Opening the Etsy Shop in October 2011 was one of the best decisions I've ever made!

It's such fun to send parcels of our beads to other countries and I absolutely love interacting with all the wonderful people from so far away.

I am blessed, thank you.
Desiree

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Shop members

  • Desiree Malan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Shipper

    I'm a ceramic artist and teacher. I love every moment of my work. You will find me most days with my hands in clay!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2016
Welcome to Earth Butter Beads! I hope your shopping experience is a pleasant one. You can convo me with any questions you might have and I will be happy to answer them. It is my goal that you enjoy your first visit and wish to return again and again.

In this shop you can pick and choose from a wide selection of handmade ceramic beads. I have recently lowered prices in my shop to make our beads more affordable for you and you and you! If you're looking for colour co-ordinated bead sets, then please visit my other shop www.etsy.com/shop/EarthbutterStudio.

I also have a shop selling vintage items sourced in South Africa:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthButterVintage.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your order and would like to return it, please contact me immediately. I will refund the cost of the item, minus shipping, etsy fees and paypal fees when I receive returned item in good condition within 15 days of when you originally received it. Return shipping is the buyer's responsibility.

I will be happy to work with you if you have a problem. Please do not give FEEDBACK until we have discussed it.

ADDITIONAL RETURNS INFO:
--Unfortunately no returns or refunds accepted on custom made orders.
--Shipping costs are non-refundable in the case of returns or orders lost/damaged in the post.
Payment
International customers:
We accept Paypal payments in US Dollars (credit and debit cards are accepted by Paypal)

*Note: you do not need a Paypal account to pay for your items through Paypal. Payment via your credit card can easily and safely be done through Paypal.

South African customers:
EFT payments are preferred (please send me a convo for prices in rand and our bank account details.)
Shipping
Parcels are sent out from South Africa using our local postal service.

International customers:
- Once the package leaves my hands, please allow the mail man about 15 BUSINESS DAYS to find your house! Please be aware that customs will sometimes hang on to orders causing delays of up to 30 days. Thanks for your understanding!
- Please also note:
Items may be subject to import duties which are levied once the package reaches your country and will be for your account.

I'll send you a mail to tell you when I posted your parcel, so you can start watching your mailbox!

**I always refund excess shipping fees when it is $2 or more than quoted in the listing.**

Please note: If you wish to cancel your order, please do so before your order has been marked shipped. Once product has been marked as shipped, it cannot be cancelled.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please be aware that computer monitors differ and the display of colours can vary. Earthbutter beads are handrolled by individuals outside of the studio and bead sizes and bead holes can vary. Each bead is therefore 100% unique and will appeal to those who appreciate honest, handmade and slightly imperfect artisan beads.