Announcement   Hippies and beads, miscellany and cats - magical gifts for you, family and friends! Made with wood, glass, crystal & gemstone beads, amulets & charms, cruelty-free feathers, colorful cotton thread.

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Last updated on Dec 20, 2017

Hippies and beads, miscellany and cats - magical gifts for you, family and friends! Made with wood, glass, crystal & gemstone beads, amulets & charms, cruelty-free feathers, colorful cotton thread.

ilora

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About

Since 1967

My father was the first to show me how amazingly beautiful things could be made from simple materials. He owned a home craft business making fishing flies. It was just magical watching him. He also handset the type for his own catalog and ran copies off on a big wheel-style printing press. He taught me everything I know about marketing and customer service.

I started selling hippie style strings of colorful beads and artificial flowers at school in 1967. In 1969, seed beads were called love beads and strung on elastic thread to be worn as chokers. I made dozens of these for myself and friends. In college, I sold embroidery, beads and poster art. In the late 1980s, I started tying friendship bracelets and making covers for mini composition books.

I am always looking for new skills, ideas and styles. And my dream is to someday own a little head shop like the ones I remember from the hippie era, offering jewelry and incense, psychedelic posters, wind chimes, wall hangings, door curtain beads, scarves, shawls, hats and sandals, greeting cards and decals.... maybe a bit of glassware.

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  • Alice Lee

    Owner, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on April 21, 2017
Here you will find familiar styles and unique custom designs. Glass, gemstone and wood beads, feathers, cotton and silk thread, handmade paper and more. Some of our best items were invented by our clients. If you don't see a design you have in mind, or want something in a different color or size, just let us know! We are smoke-free but cat-friendly. On request, we'll clean items with a natural cleaner before sending them out.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 21 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 45 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We accept returns and exchanges on all items. Let us know the problem as exactly as possible. If an item you buy from us ever breaks, we will repair or replace it. We want your experience with us to be pleasant and relaxing. You can always talk to us through email, or via Etsy conversations.
Payment
We accept credit and debit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
We ship everything by USPS First Class unless customers ask for Priority. And we put delivery confirmation on all packages.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you don't see an item, color or size you want, please contact us! We can make just
about anything to your specifications.

I can get lots of different kinds of beads -- if the beads you want are not in stock, I will find them at the lowest possible price and give you a price quote.

*~!!5 OR MORE NECKLACES 10% OFF!!~*

*~BULK ORDERS ACCEPTED!~* -- Please open a Conversation, tell me how many necklaces you want, colors, date you want them and custom ideas for your specially made necklaces.

RUSH JOBS ON BULK ORDERS ~ (1 week or less) please add 15% plus priority or express mail shipping.

Be sure to specify wrist/ankle measurement or necklace length when ordering.
If you order something made with embroidery thread, you can use this color chart to tell us exactly what colors you prefer:
http://www.yarntree.com/075dmcolors.jpg

Necklace Lengths
Any necklace 24" or shorter will have a clasp. You will not have to fit it over your head. Specify your lengths when ordering.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to look at our wares. We will have much more in the coming months, so keep checking back.