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Open Seed by Carole Ohl

On Etsy since 2008

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Open Seed by Carole Ohl

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Announcement    Welcome to Open Seed!

I love designing with beads. I write designs for my original patterns, as well as some projects that illustrate a basic stitch. Since I often have trouble reading patterns, I try to write a tutorial the way I would want someone to explain it to me, and often with the beginner in mind. Even though many of the beaded jewelry tutorials are for experienced beaders, you will also find many that are simple as well as fun.

I do not provide bead color names or numbers, as these change between the different suppliers. If there is a bead that is difficult to find, I often provide a link to a resource, or sell the kit in my Etsy store. Kits DO NOT include the tutorial. This saves our customers from paying extra shipping, printing costs, especially when purchasing multiple kits.

Please respect my copyrights. It takes a very long time to design a piece, and even longer to write the tutorial. Please do not share your purchased tutorial with other people. Please send them to my Openseed Etsy shop so they can purchase their own. This little shop is now my bread and butter, so I appreciate your respectful handling of the purchase you make.

I do allow items made from my kits/designs to be sold, as long as it's not mass produced. If you post a photo of something you made from my design, please give credit to me or my Etsy store. This enables me to keep doing what I do.

If you would like to teach one of my projects, just message me for details, or email me at caroleohl [!at] gmail.com.

You can also find me on facebook as Carole Helmers Ohl, as well as my Openseed Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Open-Seed-96381388368/

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 21, 2020

Welcome to Open Seed!

I love designing with beads. I write designs for my original patterns, as well as some projects that illustrate a basic stitch. Since I often have trouble reading patterns, I try to write a tutorial the way I would want someone to explain it to me, and often with the beginner in mind. Even though many of the beaded jewelry tutorials are for experienced beaders, you will also find many that are simple as well as fun.

I do not provide bead color names or numbers, as these change between the different suppliers. If there is a bead that is difficult to find, I often provide a link to a resource, or sell the kit in my Etsy store. Kits DO NOT include the tutorial. This saves our customers from paying extra shipping, printing costs, especially when purchasing multiple kits.

Please respect my copyrights. It takes a very long time to design a piece, and even longer to write the tutorial. Please do not share your purchased tutorial with other people. Please send them to my Openseed Etsy shop so they can purchase their own. This little shop is now my bread and butter, so I appreciate your respectful handling of the purchase you make.

I do allow items made from my kits/designs to be sold, as long as it's not mass produced. If you post a photo of something you made from my design, please give credit to me or my Etsy store. This enables me to keep doing what I do.

If you would like to teach one of my projects, just message me for details, or email me at caroleohl [!at] gmail.com.

You can also find me on facebook as Carole Helmers Ohl, as well as my Openseed Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Open-Seed-96381388368/

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Last updated on February 3, 2011
Welcome to Open Seed!

I love beads. I love colors. I love a needle and thread.

I love to design and fabricate one-of-a-kind hand-made treasures – from sophisticated jewelry and beaded art dolls to whimsical clothing and colorful fashion accessories.

Bitten by the art bug in early childhood, I still love the creative process as much as ever. Currently, bead weaving is my primary artistic focus and instructions for many of my jewelry creations are available on bead-patterns.com. I will also be offering my designs in bead kits that will come with complete instructions.

Custom orders are not the norm for me, but if you have a special need or question, please don’t hesitate to convo me to explore all possibilities.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final. Complete customer satisfaction is my goal, so if you experience a problem with an item, please contact me immediately to resolve the issue.
Payment
Payments should be completed in U.S. dollars at the time of the Etsy transaction (PayPal payments are preferred). Payments must clear before items are shipped.
Shipping
Orders are shipped within 5 days of payment via USPS first class mail unless otherwise specifically requested. Orders will be mailed to the address furnished during the Etsy checkout process unless buyer specifies otherwise.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are not the norm for me, but if you have a special need or question, please don’t hesitate to convo me to explore all possibilities.