hilobeads

Hawaiian Botanical Beads, Jewelry, Tropical Plant Seeds

Hilo, Hawaii · 1038 Sales

hilobeads

Hawaiian Botanical Beads, Jewelry, Tropical Plant Seeds

Hilo, Hawaii 1038 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(226)

Announcement   Aloha and welcome to HiloBeads, specializing in botanical beads from the island of Hawaii, tropical plant seeds and our own hand made jewelry. I also have some other beads and jewelry supplies.

HiloBeads is located in Hilo, Hawaii and is owned by Maren Purves. If you need botanical beads from Hawaii, please let me know. Even if I don't have them listed or don't have your destination listed, I may be able to find and list them for you. If I have them on hand I'm happy to custom list different amounts for you as well.

I'm a proud member of the Prayers On A Wire Etsy Team, the 808 Hui, Team Hilo Etsy, the Beads Team and the Lampwork Etc. Team.

If you want to know what I have been up to lately, please visit my blog: http://hilobeads.blogspot.com
or my Facebook page:
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Announcement

Last updated on Jul 9, 2016

Aloha and welcome to HiloBeads, specializing in botanical beads from the island of Hawaii, tropical plant seeds and our own hand made jewelry. I also have some other beads and jewelry supplies.

HiloBeads is located in Hilo, Hawaii and is owned by Maren Purves. If you need botanical beads from Hawaii, please let me know. Even if I don't have them listed or don't have your destination listed, I may be able to find and list them for you. If I have them on hand I'm happy to custom list different amounts for you as well.

I'm a proud member of the Prayers On A Wire Etsy Team, the 808 Hui, Team Hilo Etsy, the Beads Team and the Lampwork Etc. Team.

If you want to know what I have been up to lately, please visit my blog: http://hilobeads.blogspot.com
or my Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/hilobeads
To receive updates for my Etsy shop, please subscribe to my RSS feed:
http://www.etsy.com/rss_shop.php?user_id=7718077

Maren Purves

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Maren Purves

Green Hawaiian beach glass pendant on cord
$7.00
Tahitian Gardenia (Tiare) seeds (100)
$28.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(226)
yullular

yullular on Nov 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

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About

From Germany to Hawaii ...

"This town needs a bead store" said the owner of an art supply shop when I asked her if she was going to carry beads after moving. We talked about it some more, and by the time I got home it was called HiloBeads.
As I still have a day job and can't justify the expense of a store I'm selling mostly on-line but I also have some local customers. I like to grow and make stuff and start new things once in a while - which doesn't mean I'd give up the old ones. So my shop has different items from tropical plant seeds through botanical beads, to jewelry and some beading and jewelry supplies.

My featured listings change every so often and there's usually a theme to them.

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  • Maren Purves

    Owner

    Maren moved from Hamburg, Germany to Hilo, Hawaii in 1987 to work at a new telescope - and still does. Living in Hawaii growing tropical plants, fruit and seeds became first a hobby and then a bit more. Botanical beads came next, then jewelry ...

Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2015
Welcome to HiloBeads' Etsy Shop.

I attempt to make botanical beads from Hawaii available to jewelry makers and other artists elsewhere. If you're outside the US I may or may not be able to send them to you, and I cannot accept liability for orders confiscated in foreign customs. Please convo me if you would like botanical beads shipped elsewhere, I get notified by email and will try to respond the same day, including weekends.

Orders for jewelry or non-botanical beads and supplies can be shipped anywhere.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Money orders may be treated the same way was checks because I may only have time to deposit them with checks (outside of my working hours for my day job, I know where the ATMs are to deposit them).
Shipping
I usually ship on the same day for orders received by 6 a.m. HST during the week and the next weekday otherwise. I can ship items that don't have to go through Agriculture Inspection on Saturdays, but there is no mail going out of here on Sundays.

Given that I'm outside the contiguous 48 US States I usually ship bigger orders by priority mail. I use flat rate envelopes or boxes and I'm happy to combine shipments, even if they are not ordered together, and refund the extra postage - until the order is shipped. I reuse bubble wrap and packing peanuts as I'm happy to get them off island to keep them out of our landfill.

All domestic orders shipped first class and priority mail are shipped with delivery confirmation. For international orders there may or may not be delivery confirmation.

Being that I'm shipping from Hawaii, checks or money orders may take a while to get here if you don't use Paypal or direct checkout. Mail to and from here can take 2 weeks, though doesn't normally take more than 4-5 days to the East Coast and usually arrives the next day within the state - parcel post can take 6 weeks, so I try to avoid it.

Small items will be shipped first class mail, with delivery confirmation for domestic (US) orders, and, living on an island I may reuse padded envelopes in shipping as they can't be recycled here. If the total postage charged exceeds the price for the smallest priority mail unit the order will fit in I will upgrade to priority mail.

For international orders, customs duty and VAT that may be added on the customer's side are the customer's responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with an item I'm happy to accept returns except for clove seeds and earrings (the latter of which is illegal to accept returns on in a lot of states) within a reasonable time frame. I will refund the cost of the item, not the postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm happy to do wholesale or consignment for large orders. I'm also happy to accept custom orders other than for lampwork or for seeds that I don't have currently listed. If I have sold out seeds a custom order will get you to the end of my waiting list for those seeds, I do not prefer your custom order over others that are ahead of you on the list..

More information

Last updated on Mar 25, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do you have clove seeds available?

If I don't have clove seeds listed I don't have clove seeds available. I do not know when our clove tree will have seeds again, this is not a regular thing. I do not ship to countries that require phytosanitary certificates (but I do ship to Puerto Rico).