TeresaSullivanStudio

Teresa Sullivan Bead Studio

Olympia, Washington · 3196 Sales

TeresaSullivanStudio

Teresa Sullivan Bead Studio

Olympia, Washington 3196 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(941)

Announcement   I create art made of woven glass beads and found materials, and I have been exhibiting and teaching in this medium globally since the late 1990s.

These beads are sourced worldwide; many are rare and of limited quantities. If you need more than the quantity listed, please convo me prior to ordering, as I may have more in my stash to offer.

My influences are span the globe. Prayer beads for the three major religions from Soviet-era Czechoslovakia, Venetian glass traded throughout the 55 countries in Africa, estate beads from a little old lady a few miles away; all are filled with mute histories. Add your own story to the layers of narrative in these beads.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 2, 2018

I create art made of woven glass beads and found materials, and I have been exhibiting and teaching in this medium globally since the late 1990s.

These beads are sourced worldwide; many are rare and of limited quantities. If you need more than the quantity listed, please convo me prior to ordering, as I may have more in my stash to offer.

My influences are span the globe. Prayer beads for the three major religions from Soviet-era Czechoslovakia, Venetian glass traded throughout the 55 countries in Africa, estate beads from a little old lady a few miles away; all are filled with mute histories. Add your own story to the layers of narrative in these beads.

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About

The great, the rad and the beautiful, mostly beads.

I began weaving beads in the early 1990s and have used this medium to channel my love of the irreverent and the surreal. Slowly but surely I "weaned" myself off of hourly wage work, exhibiting, teaching and doing trunk shows.

My friend Marcie urged me to open this shop, and I'm happy I did. I love a line of work that gives me contact with creative people from all over the Earth, allows me to share my fascination with gorgeous vintage beads, clothing (at my other shop, www.noneblackervintage.etsy.com ) and quirky ephemera, and challenges me to hone my photographic and writing skills.

Your purchases enable me to spend more time making art. Here's to your creativity and mine!

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  • Teresa Sullivan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Treasure Finder

    I'm an artist and musician influenced by Joyce J. Scott, William S. Burroughs, Philip K. Dick, and painter Robt. Williams. My artwork has been exhibited as far away as Tokyo and my bass playing is on two independently made 45rpm vinyl records.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2018
I'm an artist who uses seed beads in sculptural, tapestry and wearable works. I'm fascinated by the history and origins of the beads I use, vintage and otherwise.

Mutual respect is important to me. I aim to create a great experience for you as a customer. Feel free to ask me any questions that occur to you. I'll give you an answer within 48 hours of receiving your inquiry.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I do not accept returns for sizing or change of heart. You are responsible for viewing the entire listing and all images shown, noting the descriptions and images provided. Please note that seed bead size designations such as 11/0, 8/0, etc. are used within the US and may not represent sizes used outside the US. Refer to detail photos showing beads next to ruler and modern seed bead chart to verify size.

It's important to me that you are happy with your purchase. Please be sure to ask about an item if you are not certain whether it will work for your project. I am happy to help.

Please read the item listing carefully. If anything is not completely clear, or you need any sort of clarification, contact me before making a purchase.
Payment
I accept PayPal, Etsy direct checkout and Etsy gift cards.

Payment is due due within 3 days of the purchase. If you have not made prior arrangements with me regarding this timeframe for payment, I reserve the right to cancel the order and charge a restocking fee.

Packages will go out within 72 hours after payment has been received.
Shipping
I send shipments within 1 - 3 business days after payment via PayPal or direct checkout is received.

Packages are sent First Class by United States Postal Service, or by USPS Priority Mail for larger orders. If you want to upgrade to Priority mail or overnight delivery please let me know. If you prefer UPS, FEDEX or DHL please let me know.

First Class packages are not insured. If you would like insurance please advise me of this prior to ordering.

China and Japan residents please note that, due to a recent experience of a lost or stolen package, I ship only via USPS Priority Mail International. Priority Mail Express International is available as an upgrade. Cost for each is the same regardless of the size of the order.

Charge for the first item includes shipping price, packaging and handling fees.

International customers are responsible for any customs, VAT or duty fees. I do not honor requests to mark the package as a gift or anything other than what it is (merchandise), as this is illegal and punishable.

I ship in a padded mailer to ensure that items arrive in good condition, and in a box if the size of the order is large enough.
Additional policies and FAQs
After some very fun experiences with buying things from other etsy sellers, I've become an etsy seller.

Feel free to inquire about things you've been wanting to buy and are having trouble finding. I'm happy to dig into my my unusual bead and component stash for more rare pieces to help with a project.

Thank you for browsing my shop.
Privacy
I respect your privacy. I communicate with you through Etsy only. I do not send unsolicited marketing messages. I do not knowingly allow anyone else access to the information I temporarily have for shipping purposes. I keep copies of sales receipts for accounting purposes only, and they remain confidential.