funkyprettybeads

Czech Glass Beads - Jewelry Making Supplies - Sea Glass

Portland, Maine 148386 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (31950)

funkyprettybeads

Czech Glass Beads - Jewelry Making Supplies - Sea Glass

Portland, Maine | 148386 Sales

Deb Panish

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Deb Panish

Announcement    Welcome to Funky Pretty land of beads! Happy New Year!!!
*** PLEASE note that if you forget to use a coupon code I will not be able to refund after your order is placed. It creates a book keeping problem. I will be happy to give you the same code for your next order. Thanks for understanding.
DAILY COUPON CODES
10% OFF orders over $110
15% OFF orders over $175
** PLEASE READ below. Before you ask for the code LET ME KNOW that you have read this and that your order follows these guidelines. Thank you. It will save me asking. Also your total should not include shipping charges.
In order to be eligible to use the code you may not have any sale items in your order or any items with the chosen tier of 100 beads. All of those higher tier items are already discounted. This does not mean items such as 4 and 6mm rondelles that are always offered only in amounts of 100. Thank you for understanding.

FYI.... Free shipping or free for orders over $35? We here at Etsy are being held over a barrel with this policy. Please be aware that in MOST cases free shipping is not free. The extra cost is simply added in to the product. Etsy has a whole system that helps sellers make their product prices higher to offer free shipping so customers FEEL like they are getting a deal. BUT they punish us sellers who don't offer it by not allowing out products to be shown in search as well as those who offer free shipping. I NEVER change my prices when I offer free shipping. But I do loose a LOT of money so there is no way to win and it is very unfair. I am not leaving Etsy but I am so tired of being pushed around. I either have to loose $ or have my shop punished. Thanks for listening... reading. Read this. It is how Etsy explains how you can raise your product prices to offer FREE shipping. https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000343368?segment=selling

I offer a large variety of beads here in Funky Pretty Bead Land. Some beads stand alone as simply beautiful little objects. You will also find more basic bead elements. Successful designs need some elements to recede quietly into the background so that the focal parts can shine. These are the beads that we often don't think about when we go to buy our beads, but having them at hand when designing is crucial.
My intention is to inspire you and help you create beautiful designs. Inspiration is a wonderful thing. It makes the adrenalin flow. The best part of my job is making you bead happy.

*** INTERNATIONAL customers PLEASE read FAQ's about the price and weight restrictions. You will find FAQ's at the bottom of this page.
**PLEASE read my product descriptions. Etsy has changed the format so that to see the entire description you May need to click on the LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS ITEM button.

If you would like to hear about sales and promotions please send me your e-mail in conversations. Thanks. :o)
I regularly add new beads. I think it's an addiction. Yea. No. It's definitely an addiction. The pile to photograph and Iist never seems to get smaller..... so check in often.
Have fun!
Be inspired! Live. Love. Be. Bead.
deb

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 18, 2020

Welcome to Funky Pretty land of beads! Happy New Year!!!
*** PLEASE note that if you forget to use a coupon code I will not be able to refund after your order is placed. It creates a book keeping problem. I will be happy to give you the same code for your next order. Thanks for understanding.
DAILY COUPON CODES
10% OFF orders over $110
15% OFF orders over $175
** PLEASE READ below. Before you ask for the code LET ME KNOW that you have read this and that your order follows these guidelines. Thank you. It will save me asking. Also your total should not include shipping charges.
In order to be eligible to use the code you may not have any sale items in your order or any items with the chosen tier of 100 beads. All of those higher tier items are already discounted. This does not mean items such as 4 and 6mm rondelles that are always offered only in amounts of 100. Thank you for understanding.

FYI.... Free shipping or free for orders over $35? We here at Etsy are being held over a barrel with this policy. Please be aware that in MOST cases free shipping is not free. The extra cost is simply added in to the product. Etsy has a whole system that helps sellers make their product prices higher to offer free shipping so customers FEEL like they are getting a deal. BUT they punish us sellers who don't offer it by not allowing out products to be shown in search as well as those who offer free shipping. I NEVER change my prices when I offer free shipping. But I do loose a LOT of money so there is no way to win and it is very unfair. I am not leaving Etsy but I am so tired of being pushed around. I either have to loose $ or have my shop punished. Thanks for listening... reading. Read this. It is how Etsy explains how you can raise your product prices to offer FREE shipping. https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000343368?segment=selling

I offer a large variety of beads here in Funky Pretty Bead Land. Some beads stand alone as simply beautiful little objects. You will also find more basic bead elements. Successful designs need some elements to recede quietly into the background so that the focal parts can shine. These are the beads that we often don't think about when we go to buy our beads, but having them at hand when designing is crucial.
My intention is to inspire you and help you create beautiful designs. Inspiration is a wonderful thing. It makes the adrenalin flow. The best part of my job is making you bead happy.

*** INTERNATIONAL customers PLEASE read FAQ's about the price and weight restrictions. You will find FAQ's at the bottom of this page.
**PLEASE read my product descriptions. Etsy has changed the format so that to see the entire description you May need to click on the LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS ITEM button.

If you would like to hear about sales and promotions please send me your e-mail in conversations. Thanks. :o)
I regularly add new beads. I think it's an addiction. Yea. No. It's definitely an addiction. The pile to photograph and Iist never seems to get smaller..... so check in often.
Have fun!
Be inspired! Live. Love. Be. Bead.
deb

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(31950)
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About funkyprettybeads

Sales 148,386
On Etsy since 2009

Color. Shape. Simplicity.

Beads. They are colorful, touchable, sensual and tactile little sculptures unto themselves. They come from all over the world. They reach out and want to be touched, drawing you in somewhat unexpectedly.
I started my bead shop on Etsy after designing and manufacturing jewelry for many years. Now instead of designing jewelry I enjoy taking beautiful images of my beads and sending them on to happy customers.
I love being here on Etsy selling you beads. I have realized that my job is making people happy. How cool is that? I have SO much fun putting together your orders.
So.... have fun. Enjoy the color experience. Ask questions if you need help. I love to assist you.
Deb

Shop members

  • Deb

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    I live in Portland Maine where it is beautiful all year round. I love color. Designing with color just makes my adrenaline rush. So much fun. I have a BFA and an MA in Art Therapy. I love to dance. I love to move.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 7, 2019
Welcome to Funky Pretty Beads! I LOVE being a part of peoples creative process.

You will find a large variety of glass beads from the Czech Republic. And of course gemstones from all over the world. Beads are SO fascinating. Lovely to look at. Lovely to touch and so much fun to be creative with.

Have fun!
Be inspired!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me with any concerns within 7 days of receiving your order if you are dissatisfied for any reason. I want you to be a happy customer!
I will only reimburse for USPS.
Please include your name as it appears on your address and the invoice number.
I charge a 10% restocking fee for returns of 3 items or more.
I will take returns up to two weeks after shipping for domestic orders. International order need to be shipped back within one week of receiving goods.


All Beads & Findings must be accounted for and should be in the ORIGINAL CONDITION as received.
SHIPPING and HANDLING CHARGES are Non-Refundable. Thank you for understanding.
Payment
I accept following payment methods:
**Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and Etsy Gift Cards and Paypal
Shipping
The REAL shipping cost: (Etsy has not made this transparent)
Shipping fees for most items are as follows:
Domestic (United States) $3 first item .20 each additional item
To Canada $11.35 first item .40 each additional item
Everywhere Else $13.75 first item .75 each additional item

- If your tracking say delivered and you have not seen your pack, before contacting me PLEASE contact your local PO and give them your tracking number. They most often have it waiting for you.

- Custom duties and/or taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

- All orders are shipped via U.S. Postal Service (First Class Package or Priority Mail Service)

- You will receive tracking/confirmation # in your email once your package is shipped. Please check your junk mail folder if you could not find it in your inbox folder.

- Shipping upgrades are available on request.

- I purchase insurance for all orders so you are guaranteed to get your beads. (Sometimes this costs more than you have paid ) I try very hard to keep your shipping fees as low as possible)
Additional policies and FAQs
** I TAKE MY PICTURES WITH A MACRO/CLOSE UP LENS IN NATURAL SUNLIGHT. All beads naturally look different in different lighting or depending on the background. I try my best to duplicate true color. All computer screens vary however.
Privacy
I will never share you contact info. I do not have access to your payment information. No worries here. :o)

More information

Last updated on Dec 7, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Would you like to be on my mailing list to hear about sales?

Easy Peasy. Please just send me a mEssage through Etsy conversations.

Is the Sea Glass really from the ocean?

No. We call it "cultured" sea glass because it is made by humans. It is simply frosted or tumbled glass made to look like sea glass but you would never find anything like this at the beach. Some of my frosted glass beads are made from recycled glass. That's always a good thing.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PRICING- PLEASE READ

It can be quite expensive but there is a way to get more for your money. The shipping rate, including insurance) is approximately $14 to most destinations up to 8oz which is already quite a good selection of beads. Above 8oz the price jumps up $10 but.... that is the same price up to 2lbs! Now THAT is a lot of beads. So if you purchase 9 oz it is not a good deal because you could pay the same amount of shipping all the way up to 2lb.
I realize that you have no idea how much your order will weigh so if you go over 8oz I will let you know so that if you want, you can remove an item or two to bring the shipping price down..... or add to your order to take advantage of the shipping fee. I know it's not streamline but it is what it is.

Is that shipping price accurate?

The price for the first item is reflective of the price that you will pay for just one item. However if you have a lot of items, there is a small shipping fee added on for each item and that can add up to way more than the actual price. In this case I always refund your money when I process your order.

Are The Listed Sizes exact?

Most sizing is correct but sometimes there are small differences. It is odd but I get beads that are called for instance 4x6mm by the manufacturer but each manufacturer's sizes are actually slightly different but not so much that I list it as different size. I generally list sizes in whole numbers.

Are the inventory numbers Correct? Do I have more???

If you notice that you would like more bead than are currently listed in those dropdown menus, please DO ask. Unfortunately Etsy does not account for my tiered pricing structure. It's complicated but this inventory program takes 1 out of stock wether you order 2 beads or 100 beads. That means that I very likely have more than is listed. On the other hand I may not have multiple amounts on hand of the larger quantities.
So... it's impossible to keep these inventory numbers correct. And yes... it drives me crazy but I really like offering larger discounted quantities.
So... just ask. Thanks.

My tracking says delivered but I don't have it!!!

This happens on occasion. Before you contact me please call your local USPS carrier and give them your tracking number. Most often they will have your package. I have no more information about where your package is than you do by viewing tracking. If you still have not received your package please contact me. Thank you.