hummingbirdssupply

Hummingbird's Beads and Treasures

New Hampshire, United States · 16287 Sales

hummingbirdssupply

Hummingbird's Beads and Treasures

New Hampshire, United States 16287 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(6300)
Shop owner

Margaret

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Announcement   WELCOME and thank you for visiting. I AM VERY BEHIND ON CONVO'S AND THIS WEEK IS HECTIC WITH MY KIDS - school starts Sept 6th for them so just one more week to go =). IF I HAVE MISSED YOUR CONVO PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONVO ME AGAIN if it has been more than 2 days - taking a few days to get caught up on all of them.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND CHECK SHIPPING TIMES ON LISTINGS - I AM OUT UP TO 3-4 WEEKS ON MOST MADE TO ORDER ITEMS. I am currently not taking any rush orders at this time due to high volume of sales. I process in order received no matter how small or large your order is. Please take this into account before purchasing - especially on made to order items. As always any questions please do not hesitate to contact me - I try to reply within 24hrs but it may take me an extra day as my family has a very busy summer schedule. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

I am currently out 3 1/2 to 4 WEEKS on MADE TO ORDER ITEMS. Orders may ship sooner for made to order items but with a very busy schedule I can not gaurentee sooner shipping times nor take any rush orders at this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

REGARDING RESERVES.....
I will reserve beads and other ready to ship items for up to a max of 48hrs. All other reserved/custom listings for made to order items I will hold for up to one week unless other arrangements/agreement(s) have been made. I will not begin work on a pending order until it is paid for. I do offer "lay-a-way" plans and payment options - 30% down and the rest in either one payment or several, please contact me if you would like further info.

UPCOMING VACATIONS.... 2016
***With new changes in life and my Mom staying with me, there maybe a day or two here and there that I put my shop on vacation so I can get caught up or if life gets a little more hectic than usual.
-Thanksgiving : My shop will remain open but I will be spending time with family and not replying to convo's for a couple of days.
DECEMBER - I will be putting my shop on vacation for a few days here and there throughout the month of December to get caught up on orders and spend some much needed time with my family.
-Christmas: My shop will remain open but I won't be responding to convo's until the next day.
-New Years eve and day: My shop will remain open but I will be enjoying celebrating with friends and family and will NOT be replying to convo's until January 2nd.
Please note the above is subject to change, please check in frequently for updates and new postings. Thank you.

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONVO ME. All contact MUST go through this shop (by etsy convo's) as I rarely check my personal email accounts.

PLEASE take a moment to read shop policies before purchasing. Still as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to convo me - it may take me a day or so to get back to you as I am spending most of my time in my studio working on orders.

A NOTE ABOUT FINISHES....

COPPER
I offer shinny (raw/natural), black ox (oxidized), rustic aged ox (looks like an old penny), and antiqued (has been oxidized and then hand polished bringing the high points back to shinny and the low points black). Also available for all copper is a verdigris or a peacock blue patina finish (which is sealed)

STERLING SILVER and 1/10TH SILVER FILLED
All of sterling is solid .925 but can make most in silver filled upon request - I do not keep in stock but can order and have within a week or so. I offer shinny, antiqued, and black ox (may be more of a dark gray than black) for my sterling items.
-If there is an item not listed in the type of metal or finish you are looking for please convo me as I do not have as much time to work on my new listings and getting the older ones updated.
-same finishes available for 1/10th sterling silver filled items as well. Silver filled is 1/10th sterling silver by weight - a very heavy layer of sterling silver over a brass core. Please note: silver filled is designated as s/f and can not be sold as s/s (solid sterling silver).

14/20 GOLD FILLED - yellow AND 14/20 rose gold fill
I currently offer 14/20 yellow gold fill and 14/20 rose gold fill. This is 14kt gold over a brass core - much thicker layer than regular plated wire. For all items that are soldered (round links, rings, earrings, etc) I use 14kt gold solder on the yellow gold fill and 10kt yellow gold solder on the rose gold fill (as this is a little closer color match and blends easier). 1/20th of the total weight of the wire is 14kt gold. I currently only offer gold filled in the 14/20 g/f with a shinny finish.

BRASS
- I offer yellow and red brass. Red brass has a higher copper content than that of yellow brass making it look more like gold - a cheaper alternative to gold fill or solid gold. Currently I offer shinny finishes only.

BRONZE - new
I am still currently working with soldering bronze and not taking any custom orders for made to order items with it. I do have wire available and listed in my shop from 10 gauge all the way up through 26ga for you to purchase and offer two different sampler packs if you want to try it out. Please note even though it is considered "dead soft" temper it is more of a half hard temper when comparing it to copper or sterling silver wire of the same temper.

SOLID GOLD
-I can do select items in solid gold - There is up to a 1-2 week minimum wait on most solid gold orders. Prices fluctuate daily and I currently keep very little solid gold in stock. Most work I do is in 14k solid yellow gold but can work in 12k and 18k and 14k white gold. Please inquire for current pricing.

If you are looking large quantities on select items. Average discount on bulk handmade items are as follows...

10 piece - save 10%
100 piece - save 20%
500 piece - save 30%

-items sold by the pair only (such as earring hooks) count as 1 piece for discounts.
-larger discounts are available on select items for larger quantities over 500 piece
*some exclusions do apply - contact me with your requests for details if interested in larger/bulk quantities.

Coupon codes are not useable on custom listings as these discounts have already been applied to the listing - unless previously discussed through etsy convo's.

Just want to say THANK YOU to all of etsy customers for making 2014 a wonderful year for me here on ETSY. Every sale no matter how large or small allows me to be home as much as possible with my two beautiful daughters and continue to follow my dream of doing what I love for "work" - hard to call it work when I love it so much! It is hard to believe how far I have come since opening this shop, originally started as just my place to destash my every growing collection of beads and things. If not for everyone here on etsy I would be slinging autoparts and paint everyday still =) (not that I didn't enjoy it as the auto and truck world is another hobby/passion of mine, but it just isn't the same as gems and metals - lol). Everyone here has been kind, thoughtful, understanding, and supportive, so just wanted to say THANK YOU again =)

Also visit my handmade jewelry shop hummingbirdcreation.etsy.com

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 28, 2016

WELCOME and thank you for visiting. I AM VERY BEHIND ON CONVO'S AND THIS WEEK IS HECTIC WITH MY KIDS - school starts Sept 6th for them so just one more week to go =). IF I HAVE MISSED YOUR CONVO PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONVO ME AGAIN if it has been more than 2 days - taking a few days to get caught up on all of them.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND CHECK SHIPPING TIMES ON LISTINGS - I AM OUT UP TO 3-4 WEEKS ON MOST MADE TO ORDER ITEMS. I am currently not taking any rush orders at this time due to high volume of sales. I process in order received no matter how small or large your order is. Please take this into account before purchasing - especially on made to order items. As always any questions please do not hesitate to contact me - I try to reply within 24hrs but it may take me an extra day as my family has a very busy summer schedule. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

I am currently out 3 1/2 to 4 WEEKS on MADE TO ORDER ITEMS. Orders may ship sooner for made to order items but with a very busy schedule I can not gaurentee sooner shipping times nor take any rush orders at this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

REGARDING RESERVES.....
I will reserve beads and other ready to ship items for up to a max of 48hrs. All other reserved/custom listings for made to order items I will hold for up to one week unless other arrangements/agreement(s) have been made. I will not begin work on a pending order until it is paid for. I do offer "lay-a-way" plans and payment options - 30% down and the rest in either one payment or several, please contact me if you would like further info.

UPCOMING VACATIONS.... 2016
***With new changes in life and my Mom staying with me, there maybe a day or two here and there that I put my shop on vacation so I can get caught up or if life gets a little more hectic than usual.
-Thanksgiving : My shop will remain open but I will be spending time with family and not replying to convo's for a couple of days.
DECEMBER - I will be putting my shop on vacation for a few days here and there throughout the month of December to get caught up on orders and spend some much needed time with my family.
-Christmas: My shop will remain open but I won't be responding to convo's until the next day.
-New Years eve and day: My shop will remain open but I will be enjoying celebrating with friends and family and will NOT be replying to convo's until January 2nd.
Please note the above is subject to change, please check in frequently for updates and new postings. Thank you.

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONVO ME. All contact MUST go through this shop (by etsy convo's) as I rarely check my personal email accounts.

PLEASE take a moment to read shop policies before purchasing. Still as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to convo me - it may take me a day or so to get back to you as I am spending most of my time in my studio working on orders.

A NOTE ABOUT FINISHES....

COPPER
I offer shinny (raw/natural), black ox (oxidized), rustic aged ox (looks like an old penny), and antiqued (has been oxidized and then hand polished bringing the high points back to shinny and the low points black). Also available for all copper is a verdigris or a peacock blue patina finish (which is sealed)

STERLING SILVER and 1/10TH SILVER FILLED
All of sterling is solid .925 but can make most in silver filled upon request - I do not keep in stock but can order and have within a week or so. I offer shinny, antiqued, and black ox (may be more of a dark gray than black) for my sterling items.
-If there is an item not listed in the type of metal or finish you are looking for please convo me as I do not have as much time to work on my new listings and getting the older ones updated.
-same finishes available for 1/10th sterling silver filled items as well. Silver filled is 1/10th sterling silver by weight - a very heavy layer of sterling silver over a brass core. Please note: silver filled is designated as s/f and can not be sold as s/s (solid sterling silver).

14/20 GOLD FILLED - yellow AND 14/20 rose gold fill
I currently offer 14/20 yellow gold fill and 14/20 rose gold fill. This is 14kt gold over a brass core - much thicker layer than regular plated wire. For all items that are soldered (round links, rings, earrings, etc) I use 14kt gold solder on the yellow gold fill and 10kt yellow gold solder on the rose gold fill (as this is a little closer color match and blends easier). 1/20th of the total weight of the wire is 14kt gold. I currently only offer gold filled in the 14/20 g/f with a shinny finish.

BRASS
- I offer yellow and red brass. Red brass has a higher copper content than that of yellow brass making it look more like gold - a cheaper alternative to gold fill or solid gold. Currently I offer shinny finishes only.

BRONZE - new
I am still currently working with soldering bronze and not taking any custom orders for made to order items with it. I do have wire available and listed in my shop from 10 gauge all the way up through 26ga for you to purchase and offer two different sampler packs if you want to try it out. Please note even though it is considered "dead soft" temper it is more of a half hard temper when comparing it to copper or sterling silver wire of the same temper.

SOLID GOLD
-I can do select items in solid gold - There is up to a 1-2 week minimum wait on most solid gold orders. Prices fluctuate daily and I currently keep very little solid gold in stock. Most work I do is in 14k solid yellow gold but can work in 12k and 18k and 14k white gold. Please inquire for current pricing.

If you are looking large quantities on select items. Average discount on bulk handmade items are as follows...

10 piece - save 10%
100 piece - save 20%
500 piece - save 30%

-items sold by the pair only (such as earring hooks) count as 1 piece for discounts.
-larger discounts are available on select items for larger quantities over 500 piece
*some exclusions do apply - contact me with your requests for details if interested in larger/bulk quantities.

Coupon codes are not useable on custom listings as these discounts have already been applied to the listing - unless previously discussed through etsy convo's.

Just want to say THANK YOU to all of etsy customers for making 2014 a wonderful year for me here on ETSY. Every sale no matter how large or small allows me to be home as much as possible with my two beautiful daughters and continue to follow my dream of doing what I love for "work" - hard to call it work when I love it so much! It is hard to believe how far I have come since opening this shop, originally started as just my place to destash my every growing collection of beads and things. If not for everyone here on etsy I would be slinging autoparts and paint everyday still =) (not that I didn't enjoy it as the auto and truck world is another hobby/passion of mine, but it just isn't the same as gems and metals - lol). Everyone here has been kind, thoughtful, understanding, and supportive, so just wanted to say THANK YOU again =)

Also visit my handmade jewelry shop hummingbirdcreation.etsy.com

Margaret

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Margaret

RESERVED for "DL"
US$50.50
Lot of 5 Vintage Sterling Silver Button covers
US$40.00
Lot of 5 Vintage Sterling Silver Button covers
US$40.00
RESERVED for "S" - Handmade Earring Blanks
US$28.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(6300)
Sue

Sue on Aug 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great supplies every time, thank you!

Sue

Sue on Aug 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shop and Seller offer exceptional supplies, always carefully packaged and shipped in a timely manner.

Sue

Sue on Aug 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As pictured and described, excellent supplies!

Sue

Sue on Aug 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Always great supplies, I can't get enough!

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About

A little bit about how I got this shop started

When I was 8 my Mother brought me to a local "hidden" bead shop that has been around for many years - and I was hooked! I am completely self taught - reading books and magazines, tutorials, blogs, researching, etc. Through much trial and error I continue to expand my abilities....

A little over three years ago I finally decided it was time to expand and finally gave etsy a try. I set up my jewelry shop hummingbirdcreation.etsy.com. And awaited a sale anxiously. After a month or so my first sale came, then another, and another, etc. It was slow going and after the holiday rush between etsy and local shows money became very (very!) tight. I needed headpins but didn't have a dime to my name. My wonderfull husband was out of work and scraping metal trying to get us by. He came home with a truck load of "junk" as he was telling me all about his day I spied a small roll of copper wire - yes, the light bulb in my head finally turned on. Next I raided his side of the shed and found the old hand torch and some small propane tanks. Clearing off the counter in my kitchen I set up a small area, jumped online and read about making your own headpins. I guess this is where you could say I started heading towards metal working. After selling some of my headpins in my jewelry shop I decided it was time to sell of some of my vast collection of beads and get organized. Not wanting to clutter up my jewelry shop I opened up this shop and off it went! I never even knew what I had been missing. As I searched etsy I starting seeing so many beautifully handmade clasps, earwires, etc. And thought - how did they make that? Why can't I make that? Well, again, the cost of tools and supplies can bankrupt you if you buy all at once. However I have been a collector of many things and frequent flea markets in the summer as a buyer and seller of just about anything. So a dollar here and a dollar there (the anvil with vise in the picture only cost me a dollar! The best dollar I have ever spent. The ball peen hammer - only $0.50.) Thanks to etsy and the support of my family and friends I have learned that if you put your mind to it and don't give up there isn't anything you can not accomplish. My newest acquisition to my tools is a water torch (hydroflux welder). I have been using a propane torch and once in a while a small pencil tip butane torch. This has greatly limited what I can solder and braze. But now with the water torch I can get a precise pinpoint flame that can reach temperatures of up to 5600 degrees!!!! And solder the smallest pieces and do more detailed work.

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 3, 2015
Welcome and thank you for visiting my little bead and handmade findings shop. Here you find my handmade components and findings and my destash beads from my handmade jewelry ( find me also at hummingbirdcreation.etsy.com ) plus brand new and unused beads from my bulk buys. Also I have many items that I have collected and saved from my summer flea market hobby. Any questions or if you need something specific and don't see it here please feel free to contact me - custom orders welcome.

ALL CONTACT MUST BE THROUGH THIS SHOP VIA ETSY CONVO'S - as I rarely check my email accounts.

PLEASE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT SHIPPING TIME FRAMES BEFORE PURCHASING -these can be seen for each items under the "shipping" tab in the listings and I keep shipping times or possible delays posted in my shop announcement. I am a ONE PERSON shop and a very busy Mom of two beautiful daughters. I want everything that I make for you to be of good craftsmanship and quality an do not want to sacrifice quality to "rush" an order hence at times I may be out up to 4-5 weeks even on small orders. Made to order items apply to these shipping times - if ordering multiple items (say beads and some of my handmade/made to order findings) and you would like the non made to order items to ship asap please purchase separately.

BULK DISCOUNTS
on handmade findings, components, etc.
I offer a tiered discount based on quantity by the piece or pair. Prices can change without notice due to the fluctuation of the metal market (I purchase all of my metals based on daily market values)

10pc (pr) - save 10%
100pc/pr - save 20%
500pc/pr - save 30%

Earring hooks and earring blanks are an example of items sold by the pair. Most of my listings already reflect the above discounts under "PACK SIZE". However if you need say, 150 pieces, of something feel free to convo me for a custom listing so that you will receive the full 20% off. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

CONVO'S
I can receive 20 plus convo's in a single day and try to answer everyone as quickly as I can. However this takes valuable bench time away (soldering, building, etc.) and may over look some if the info is in my policies, announcement, listing description, etc. If you have not heard back from me within 2-3 days please convo me again and I will do my best to reply.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept paypal, etsy direct check out, checks, money orders, and the occasional trade. I only ship after payment has been received and cleared. If paying by check or money order please allow up to 7 (normally 1-2) business days after I have received it for it to clear before I ship.

If payment is not received within 10 business days (if paying by check and prior arrangements have not been made) I will cancel and relist your order after contacting you.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Shipping
If paying by etsy direct check out I will ship to the address you have listed/entered during checkout and if paying by paypal I ship to the address on your paypal accout. Please convo me or leave a message in "note to seller" upon check out if you wish to have it shipped to another address.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - I ship to the address listed through etsy as purchasing international shipping labels through etsy saves a little money hence keeping my shipping rates as low as I can.

PLEASE NOTE : I am not liable for any import or custom duties/fees that your country may require you to pay. I do NOT alter/adjust custom forms nor will I falsify info on the labels regarding the contents of your order. Any questions please feel free to contact me through convo in this shop. International orders do not have a tracking number, instead they have a custom form number. This number lets me know when it leaves the USA and that is it. If you have not received your order in a reasonable amount of time (normally within two to four weeks from shipping date) please contact your postal service with the customs form number - as it is probally sitting in customs. Again any questions please feel free to contact me.

I am normally able to ship ready made items (beads, "ready to ship, etc.) within 1-3 days from purchase (international orders will still ship Mondays Wednesdays, and Fridays). I ship USPS first class with tracking number within the USA unless otherwise noted. If ordering multiple items and depending upon size and weight I may ship priority flat rate. Also insurance is recommended - please contact me for a quote - you will pay what I pay. I insure all purchases over $100.00 when shipped within the USA and sometimes a few below that amount depending on item, etc. If your item becomes lost or is damaged in the mail please contact me as there are important steps to follow before a refund or replacement is sent.
Refunds and Exchanges
In the event that you are unsatisfied with your purchase upon receiving it please contact me right away. I want you to be happy and satisfied with your purchase. I will work with you the best that I can to resolve any issues. If requesting a refund - I will refund the full purchase price less shipping once I have received the item in its original and unaltered condition. I do not refund return shipping. I do handle each return / issue on a case by case basis - please again contact me if there are any problems with your order asap through etsy convo as I do not check my personal email as frequently. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you wish to cancel an order please contact me asap - I do understand that on occasion mistakes are made etc. But please also understand that even when I am out 4-5 weeks your order is normally "in process" within a few days of it being placed, I try to prep everything for each order as they come in - This helps me to keep track of supplies for inventory and so that I always have enough wire on hand, etc. I do understand everyone would like there items asap however I am NOT taking any RUSH orders at this time. I work on orders as they are received (whether large or small) - again please take this into account BEFORE placing your order.

LOST items - if your package becomes lost in the mail (shown by tracking) or is received damaged please contact me via etsy convo's asap - there are steps that must be followed and possibly a waiting period for insurance claims or refund directly from me.

If tracking shows delivered to correct address but you have not received there is nothing that I can do - I am NOT responsible for stolen parcels once they have been delivered.

Refunds will be given the same way that you paid for order - for example if you paid through paypal, I will refund you through paypal, etc.

On occasion there may be a non returnable/refundable item. This will be clearly noted in the items description. Usually these items are true destash items that I just do not have room for and need to go to a new home.
Additional policies and FAQs
PLEASE NOTE: My husband and I are trying to quit smoking and now smoke outside of our home. On occasion I do reuse packing and shipping materials and try to not reuse any that "smell" or have any odor.
*We are currently back in full swing of renovations and working on a large addition to our home. I am constantly fighting off sawdust, drywall dust, dust, and more during all of this. I try my best to keep this out of my work area however if a piece or two of sawdust may make through into your package - this year my new studio is getting a redo (yes already, lol) and will be expanding - adding a sink and large counter space, exhaust system for fumes, outlets for my hydroflux welder, kiln (that I plan to purchase this year), tumblers, and other equipment, and more storage space. I am going to try to stay open during this but may end up putting my shop on vacation for up to a week or pulling my made to order listings temporarily - will post a notice before this.

**I also have two cats and two dogs that are constantly at my feet (or in my lap) while I work. I do my best to keep any kitty or dog fur out of your order but can not guarentee that a stray hair may or may not make it in there. With this being said please take it into account before you purchase.

***Also many of by vintage/salvaged/destash, etc. beads I cannot guarentee their origins nor if the previous owners smoked, own pets, etc.
And again any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me per convo through this shop.

Thank you.

RESERVED LISTINGS: If you would like me to "reserve" one or more items please convo me and I will gladly set you up a reserved listing on most items. Also please add in the convo your planned purchase date. I regularly set up reserves for 1 week. However each is done on case by case basis. If you need a longer reserve just let me know - I also have a lay-a-way plan available as well especially for large bulk/custom orders on my handmade items (normally 30% down for first payment, this is non-refundable on custom orders as it covers materials needed and a bit of my time setting it all up, etc.) - convo me for details.

CUSTOM ORDERS.....
I love designing new pieces when time allows. Please understand that designing and creating custom pieces (such as a new shaped linked, etc.) is time consuming - this takes time away from orders that are already paid for that I need to complete and ship. When I am taking custom orders for new designs/pieces, etc I will have it stated in my shop announcement. I have to request a minimum purchase of $50.00 for your first initial custom order - this helps to cover my time spent designing and creating the first couple pieces (things do not always work out as smoothly the first few times), sending photos and convo's, sending a sample directly to you to approve, etc. If you are looking for a custom finished piece of jewelry please contact through my jewelry shop hummingbirdcreation.etsy.com.

All contact must be through this shop as I check in daily and do not always check my personal emails.

In the event that your payment maybe delay (I do understand that life can through you a "curve ball" now and then) please contact me - I will do my best to work with you.

I offer Bulk discounts on many of my mega bead destash lots and all of my handmade findings and components. If interested please read my shop announcement or contact me for details with your requests.

Thank you.


My goal is for you to have an enjoyable shopping experience here in my shop. Again if I have left anything out or you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.