TheBeadApothecary

Designer Czech glass beads for beautiful creations.

Meridian, Idaho | 31168 Sales

TheBeadApothecary

Designer Czech glass beads for beautiful creations.

Meridian, Idaho 31168 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(11096)

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Announcement   WE HAVE MOVED!! You can find all of the beads you love and more at our new site at www.thebeadapothecary.com!

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Last updated on Nov 9, 2018

WE HAVE MOVED!! You can find all of the beads you love and more at our new site at www.thebeadapothecary.com!

Maggie

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Maggie

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About

One bead at a time

Etsy was first a way to destash my extra inventory, but I have grown to absolutely love running a bead shop! There is no greater joy for me than getting to play with different colors and textures; seeking out that next special shiny object. I love beads and getting to connect with others with the same passion.

The wonderful, creative customers I have gotten to "meet" from all around the world has been such a remarkable experience. I am thankful for every order, big or small, because I know there are lots of choices out there. It's truly an honor!

When I'm not running the bead shop I'm metalsmithing, knitting, teaching, and creating for my jewelry and stitch marker line called Figgy15. I wear many hats and work long hours, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

My jewelry has also been published in:
Jewelry Affaire Magazine -Fall 2012, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014.

My bead shop and jewelry line has enabled me to stay home to raise/home school our daughters, and all those extra hours and moments I have with them are priceless. Thank you for helping us create our little slice of happy!

Shop members

  • Maggie

    Owner, Photographer, Shipper

    I have been designing and creating jewelry professionally since 2005. Though I originally started with bead work, I have fallen in love with metalsmithing. I have taught jewelry workshops, but still love being a student as well.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 12, 2018
Welcome to The Bead Apothecary! This little shop came about as a way for me to destash the extra inventory from my jewelry line, and has grown into quite a bead haven! I run the store completely on my own, and will always do my best to give my customers amazing quality with outstanding customer service.

I love finding gorgeous, specialty items to share with you; it's truly my happy place. So thank you to all my customers, new and old, who have joined me on this creative adventure. And remember, art is a journey, not a destination! <3

All my best,
-Maggie

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: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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
I want you to be completely satisfied with your beads! I happily accept returns up to 14 days after purchase, and kindly ask that all merchandise must be returned in original condition and quantity and safely reshipped to receive a refund. Buyer is responsible for shipping costs of return, and previous shipping charges won't be refunded.

Usually if a package is marked delivered and not clearly lost I can't offer a refund/replacement, as this is to protect my shop from fraudulent behavior. Please convo me if this situation arises. All cases of missing packages are promptly reported to the post master and will be investigated by postal authorities.

Of course, if I make a mistake, (send the wrong item/quantity/damage in post, etc), please contact me as soon as possible so I can get this corrected, at no further cost to you.
Payment
I accept payment through PayPal, or directly with Etsy Direct Checkout.

Idaho residents will be charged 6.0% sales tax.
Shipping
I ship fast! Orders are shipped as soon as possible, and always within 2 days, (but usually much sooner). Shipping will be USPS first class mail with delivery confirmation for the U.S. and first class international for all other orders. All orders are carefully packaged in a bubble mailer with additional bubble wrap for added security. If you would like insurance on your order, please convo me for the additional prices before completing your purchase.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
VAT is NOT included in any purchase price as I am a US based seller. I can't be held responsible for any customs fees for packages sent to international locations, and I have no control over imposed import duties of other countries.
Purchasing flat rate Priority shipping is recommended for international orders over $100.00. Please contact me prior to purchase if you are interested in insurance for your order, it runs from $2.70 and up.

First Class International will now come with delivery confirmation for the following countries:

Australia
Belgium
Canada
Croatia
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Hungary
Israel
Latvia
Lithuania
Malaysia
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Singapore
Spain
Switzerland

*Please Note* I did not make this list myself, participating countries are chosen by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

*International Buyers* Please do not ask me to mark your package as a gift, or for a lesser value. As I am a licensed business I cannot fulfill these requests; it is illegal to falsify customs documents and I can incur a large fine and/or jail time, and get my business shut down. Please understand, and thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK
If there is an issue with your order, please contact me before leaving feedback so we can get it resolved. I pride myself on making my customers happy with quick shipping, great service, and quality items. But I can only fix any problems that arise if I know about them, so communication is greatly appreciated. :)

*Feedback* Even though Etsy no longer allows a seller to leave feedback, please know that I love all my customers and do appreciate each and every one of you and your very kind words!

GENERAL CONDUCT
Hostile, threatening, and unnecessarily unkind behavior will not be tolerated. This includes changing/manipulating feedback, demanding free items or coupons, requesting that I lie on customs forms, or other generally unprofessional behavior. These all breach Etsy's ToS as well and all such behavior will be promptly reported. I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who I feel has breached mine or Etsy's policies.

PHOTOGRAPHY
I take my pictures indoors with professional photography equipment and a macro detail lens, and never with any flash. I try my very hardest to get the images as close to reality as possible. Please know that different computer monitors and personal brightness settings can change their appearance. Once you receive your order, viewing beads in a dark room/under artificial lighting/very bright outdoor lighting, etc will also affect perceived color. I also provide detailed descriptions, and thoroughly reading these will help your buying experience.

I kindly reserve the right to not give out my supplier information or other trade contacts, and I ask that you please respect this. Thank you!

All photography and written descriptions are (c)The Bead Apothecary 2007-2017, all rights reserved, strictly enforced.